The 8th Narnia Book C. S. Lewis Started Writing | Talking Beasts

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Did you know that C. S. Lewis’ first idea for a follow-up to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe didn’t see the light of day… until after his death?

The so-called “Lefay Fragment” tells the story of a boy who has the ability to talk to trees and animals in our world. Yes, that’s right: Talking trees and animals in our world.

The unfinished manuscript was published in Walter Hooper’s book Past Watchful Dragons: The Narnia Chronicles of C.S. Lewis thirty years later. This is also where the Narnia timeline first appeared.

In this episode, Rilian and Glumpuddle give an overview of the manuscript and discuss your ideas for more Narnia books that were posted in the Talking Beasts Facebook group. Listen and post a comment!

67 Responses

  1. JFGII says:

    Cool, I for 1 will keep notice

  2. Cleander says:

    Less than 28 days until the day!(Happy 4th of July for all those who have dual citizenships in the USA and Narnia!)

  3. Tess Eleniel says:

    Now I totally wish we'd known more about the "royalty" that had to take over after the Pevensies unceremoniously disappeared.

  4. Cleander says:

    Less than 27 days until the day! Hope ya'll had an epic 4th of July. Mine was spectacular, involving ripping my pants in the middle and surviving an explosion of fireworks that shot sideways! Anyway, hang on for the big news!

  5. Cleander says:

    Less than 26 days until the day!

  6. Molly says:

    I haven't read the book series completely but about the movie I think that in the next episode – the silver chair, Prince Caspian would marry or be fallen in love with Liliandil, the daughter of Ramandu according to the scene in the voyage of the Dawn Treader movie.

  7. Eysee says:

    I'm pretty sure someone already said this, but I would've liked a book about the civilization of the stars, since we've already met three of them in one of the books. I also wonder about how the western end of the world of Narnia is different from the eastern end.