The Chronicles of Narnia (Series) | Study Guide

C.S. Lewis

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The Chronicles of Narnia (Series) | Book Summaries

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Timeline of Events

  • Summer 1900, England

    Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer travel by Uncle Andrew's magic rings to the Wood between the Worlds.

    The Magician's Nephew
  • Later that day

    Digory awakens Queen Jadis in Charn and unwittingly transports her to London, where she wreaks havoc.

    The Magician's Nephew
  • A few hours later

    Digory, Polly, the Cabby, and Jadis witness the birth of Narnia. Jadis flees to the west.

    The Magician's Nephew
  • The next day

    Jadis eats the Apple of Life, the children return to London, and Digory brings his mother a cure.

    The Magician's Nephew
  • 1000 Narnia/1940 England

    Lucy, Susan, Peter, and Edmund enter Narnia through a wardrobe in Professor Digory Kirke's home.

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • That night

    Edmund Pevensie betrays his siblings and Narnians by sneaking away to find Jadis, the White Witch.

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The next night

    Aslan is slain on the Stone Table by the White Witch, but is magically resurrected at dawn.

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The next day

    The White Witch is killed in battle, and Aslan and the Narnians defeat her evil army.

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Sometime later that year

    Prince Cor (Shasta) is kidnapped as an infant and taken in by the Calormene fisherman Arsheesh.

    The Horse and His Boy
  • 1014 Narnia

    Shasta and Bree flee to the north and Narnia after Arsheesh tries to sell the boy into slavery.

    The Horse and His Boy
  • Several weeks later

    Afraid of Prince Rabadash, Queen Susan and the Narnians escape the city of Tashbaan in secret.

    The Horse and His Boy
  • The next day

    A furious Rabadash invades Archenland, aiming toward Narnia, while Shasta runs to warn King Lune.

    The Horse and His Boy
  • Two days later

    Rabadash is routed when Narnians join King Lune in battle. Shasta is revealed as the lost Prince Cor.

    The Horse and His Boy
  • 2290 Narnia

    Miraz murders Caspian the Ninth and steals the throne from the infant Caspian, who becomes his ward.

    Prince Caspian
  • Summer 2303 Narnia

    Caspian flees for his life and meets the Old Narnians in hiding when King Miraz has a son.

    Prince Caspian
  • Weeks later/1941 England

    Caspian blows Queen Susan's magical horn to summon the Pevensies during the siege at Aslan's How.

    Prince Caspian
  • Three days later

    Miraz is killed by his own men, his army surrenders, and Caspian is crowned king.

    Prince Caspian
  • 2306 Narnia/1942 England

    Eustace Scrubb, Lucy, and Edmund Pevensie enter Narnia and join the crew of the Dawn Treader.

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Some months later

    The last of the seven lost Narnian lords are found on Ramandu's island; then the ship sails onward.

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • A few weeks later

    The ship reaches the World's End, Reepicheep goes to Aslan's country, and the children go home.

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • A few weeks after

    The ship returns to Ramandu's island, the lost lords awaken, and Caspian marries Ramandu's daughter.

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • 2345 Narnia

    Caspian's wife the Queen, Rilian's mother, is killed by a poisonous green serpent in the forest.

    The Silver Chair
  • About a month later

    Young Prince Rilian disappears while searching for the serpent that killed his mother.

    The Silver Chair
  • 2356 Narnia/1942 England

    Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb go to Narnia and begin their quest to find Prince Rilian.

    The Silver Chair
  • A few weeks later

    Rilian is freed from his enchantment and the witch, in her serpent form, is killed.

    The Silver Chair
  • The next day

    Rilian reunites with his father, King Caspian the tenth, just before he dies. Rilian becomes king.

    The Silver Chair
  • 2555 Narnia

    Shift persuades Puzzle to impersonate Aslan and begins a reign of tyranny over the Narnians.

    The Last Battle
  • Three weeks later

    King Tirian rashly kills two Calormene guards and, feeling guilty, gives himself up to Shift.

    The Last Battle
  • The next day/1943 England

    Jill and Eustace are called into Narnia by Tirian, and they rescue him from captivity.

    The Last Battle
  • Two nights later

    The Last Battle between Shift's followers and the loyal Narnians happens, and the Narnians lose.

    The Last Battle
  • After the battle

    The world of Narnia ends, and its creatures are called to a last judgment in Aslan's country.

    The Last Battle
  • 1949 England

    Jill, Eustace, Polly, Digory, Peter, Edmund, and Lucy die in a train wreck and enter Aslan's country.

    The Last Battle

Book Summaries Chart

Book Summary
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe As World War II unfolds, four siblings are sent to the safety of the countryside to escape the air raids of London. Pe... Read More
Prince Caspian It is one year after Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, and Lucy Pevensie first journeyed to Narnia, and... Read More
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Lucy Pevensie and Edmund Pevensie are sent to spend the summer with their Aunt Alberta, Uncle Harold, and a cousin, Eu... Read More
The Silver Chair As the story opens Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb, classmates at an alternative school called Experiment House, hide beh... Read More
The Horse and His Boy In the land of Calormene, not far from Narnia, a young boy named Shasta lives with a fisherman named Arsheesh, whom he... Read More
The Magician's Nephew Digory Kirke, a young boy, has come to live in a London row house with his "mad" Uncle Andrew and his kind Aunt Letty,... Read More
The Last Battle At Caldron Pool beyond Lantern Waste, on the western edge of Narnia, an ape named Shift and a donkey named Puzzle find... Read More
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