Dive into the world of Narnia with the works of C.S. Lewis. This literary master is definitely one you should add to your favorite author’s list as he specializes in bringing you to an adventurous world filled with bravery, justice, and magic.
Birth Date: 29 November 1898
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Pen Names: Clive Hamilton, N. W. Clerk, C.S. Lewis
Occupation: Novelist, scholar, broadcaster
Genre: Christian apologetics, fantasy, science fiction, children’s literature
No. of books: At least 24
- During World War II C.S. Lewis broadcast popular radio shows on the subject of Christianity. The speeches were published in the book Mere Christianity.
- C.S. Lewis began publishing the series The Chronicles of Narnia in the 1950s. The first book The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, was published in 1950.
- He wrote his first science fiction book titled Out of the Silent Planet which was published in 1938. It was the first book in a trilogy.
- Theologians and scholars have held C.S. Lewis’ books Miracles and The Great Divorce in high regard.
Notable Characters Created
Race: Mystical Lion Deity
Nation: Aslan’s Country
Aliases: Your Majesty, Your Eminence, Tashlan, The Great Cat
Personality: Wise, Good-hearted, Righteous, Noble, Just, Selfless, Fearless, Heroic, Powerful
Years alive: Narnia: 1000–2555, Earth: 1932–1949
Home: England (Earth), Cair Paravel (Narnia)
Relatives: Peter Pevensie (brother), Susan Pevensie (sister) ,Edmund Pevensie (brother)
Title: Queen of Narnia
Affiliation: Crew of the Dawn Treader, Old Narnians, Pevensies
She grew up in London with her mother, father, elder brothers, Peter and Edmund, and her older sister Susan.
In 1940, the Blitz of World War II began, and Lucy and her siblings were evacuated from London for their safety, taking up temporary residence in the country manor of an old man known as Professor Kirke.
The Pevensies’ reign lasted fifteen years and was forever known as the Golden Age of Narnia.
Lucy grew up to become a sweet and beloved queen, dubbed Queen Lucy the Valiant by her people. She remained close friends with Mr. Tumnus.
Years alive: 2290-2356
Titles: King of Narnia, Emperor of the Lone Islands, Lord of Cair Paravel, Lord of Telmar, Baron of Ettinsmor
Relatives: Caspian IX (father), Queen of Narnia (mother), Lilliandil (wife), Rilian (son)
When entering Aslan’s Country, Caspian was happily reunited with his beloved wife and his father; and years later was joined by Rilian (the exact date of Rilian’s death is unknown).
Caspian, along with many other Narnians, was present at the Great Reunion in Aslan’s Country, following the end of the Narnian world, and the deaths of the Seven Friends of Narnia.