All the books in this set are beautiful with the full color illustations and glossy paper. But after reading some of the wonderful new fantasy books on the market, these were a bit of a letdown. The descriptions of the fight scenes are not well described, the characters have no depth and are as two dimensional as the paper they're written on, and Lewis seems more focused on things of less importance. The stories also become quite dark witht the exception of book two.
I bought this set for my grandson for Christmas. I had compared prices at several different websites and also in Christian bookstores in my area. Yours was the best price. These books will last a lifetime - and he can pass them down to his children. Beautiful covers have awesome art work. I would say purchase these as an addition to your library.
C.S. Lewis brings the land of Narnia from his imagination to paper...Now ,years later,I would love to comment on these books.With skillful writing,and appeal to readers of all ages,C.S. Lewis' series is a must-read -they are among my favorite books! One of my favorite parts about these books is the allegorys tied into them.I read Prince Caspian recently (my second time trough) and was pleased to see how C.S. Lewis made Lucy love Aslan so much...She was so excited to see him. I love the chapter with her talking to Aslan in the woods!Then Susan and Peter and their doubting of Aslan really being there! Alot of us may think "Why would Susan and Peter doubt Aslan when they know who he is? Why wouldn't they believe he is there?" Many of us Christians are even worse! We could be asking questions about ourselves! "Why would I doubt God when I know what kind of God he is? Why wouldn't I believe he was there???" Because we are human,and we doubt! I Love these books AND what they portray!