Tumnus’ Bookshelf: The NarniaFans Book Reviews: The Gates of Heaven Series Book 7: The Hidden Kingdom

Hi, everybody welcome back to Tumnus’ Bookshelf where we review any and all books written by, about and inspired by C.S. Lewis, the Land of Narnia and the Inklings. For today’s review we will be looking at the new book the new fantasy novel, The Hidden Kingdom, the final book in C.S. Lakin’s The Gates of Heaven series.
TITLE: The Gates of Heaven Book 7: The Hidden Kingdom

The Hidden Kingdom cover

The Hidden Kingdom cover

AUTHOR: C.S. Lakin

PUBLISHER: Living Ink Books

ISBN-10: 0899579078

ISBN-13: 978-0899579078

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Through a New Wardrobe: The NarniaFans Interview Series: A Look Inside The Hidden Kingdom with CS Lakin

Hey, everybody! Welcome back to Through a New Wardrobe, where we sit down and chat with some of today’s hottest writers who have been influenced by C.S. Lewis and the Land of Narnia. Most of you will probably know that for the past few years we have had the pleasure of bringing you our exclusive reviews of C.S. Lakin’s fantasy series The Gates of Heaven, and have been privileged to speak with her. The last book in her series, entitled The Hidden Kingdom is now available. Before we share our review with you, we are pleased to sit down for our last interview with her.

C.S. Lakin

CS Lakin

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Through a New Wardrobe: The NarniaFans Interview Series: Learning more about C.S. Lewis & His Circle

Hey, everybody!  Welcome back to Through a New Wardrobe, where we sit down and chat with some of today’s hottest writers who have been influenced by C.S. Lewis and the  Land of Narnia. Most of you will probably know that last few weeks we were fortunate enough to hear from our friends at Oxford University Press about a new book they were releasing entitled C.S. Lewis & His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. In fact you can read our review of the book here. Today we are pleased to have one of the books editors, Roger White, with us today to discuss this new book.

C.S. Lewis & His Circle

C.S. Lewis & His Circle

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Tumnus’ Bookshelf: The NarniaFans Book Reviews: C.S. Lewis & His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Hi, everybody welcome back to Tumnus’ Bookshelf where we review any and all books written by, about and inspired by C.S. Lewis, the Land of Narnia and the Inklings. For today’s review we will be looking at the new book C.S. Lewis & His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society edited by Roger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brandon N. Wolfe.

 

Title: CS Lewis & His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford CS Lewis Society

C.S. Lewis & His Circle

C.S. Lewis & His Circle

Editors: Roger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brandon N. Wolfe.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN-10: 0190214341

ISBN-13: 978-0190214340

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C. S. Lewis and His Circle: 7 Surprising Discoveries about the Beloved Author

Recently, we told you about the upcoming release of a new book called C.S. Lewis and His Circle. Our friends over at Oxford University press have been gracious enough to send us a link to an article written by one of the book’s editors. You can read a brief sample below:

Literary societies are book clubs on steroids, and if that sounds like your idea of a good time then you’ll soon find yourself caught up in C.S. Lewis and His Circle, a collection of essays and memoirs from members of the prestigious Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. Through this collection, readers can immerse themselves in Lewis’ world and learn more about the beloved author of classics such as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Out of the Silent Planet. Here, Roger White, the book’s editor, shares seven surprising discoveries about Lewis that average readers may not know.

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Mailbag Returns, Fan Art Wanted, More Coming Soon

Narnia FansNow that David Magee has finished writing The Silver Chair script (a fact which we confirmed independently), we’ve decided it was time to bring back an old feature of this site, and introduce a new one!

 

First, the Mailbag: Send us e-mails with questions or comments. We might feature your e-mail in our mailbag feature. I don’t know how often we’ll post it. That will depend on how popular the feature becomes.

 

Fan Art: We’d love to share your fan art with the world. We’ll do a round up of the best Narnia fan art from time to time as well.

More is coming soon, including cleaning up the site.

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David Magee finishes The Silver Chair Script (Updated June 28)

David Magee TwitterThere have been many rumors about The Silver Chair over the last year. Now it seems that screenwriter David Magee has finished the final draft of the script.

According to this screenshot of a tweet (his twitter account is private): “Completed the final draft of The Silver Chair today. I’ve had the immense pleasure to work on the project for over a year now. So fulfilling.”

We confirmed it with David Magee through his public facing twitter account (the account this appeared on was one for family and friends only).

The film is without a cast, director or major motion picture studio at the moment, with the Mark Gordon Company being mostly a television studio.

The last rumors that I heard were that Sony Pictures was in the running, after most other studios had passed on the project. There is no word if that’s where the project has settled. For the moment, take all of this with a grain of salt. We only know what our sources have told us, and nothing more.

Update (June 28, 2015):

The official Narnia facebook page has been updated to deny that the script has been finished by David Magee. Either there has been some hacking, or some false accounts created speaking on Magee’s behalf in an elaborate con by some kids hoping to cause a stir.

The bogus report of David Magee's #SilverChair finished script is a scam. Always follow The Chronicles of Narnia @officialnarnia & Narnia.com for all official movie news #NarniaMovieNews

Posted by The Chronicles of Narnia on Sunday, June 28, 2015

Like we said before… take all of this with a grain of salt. The thought that more Narnia was coming was fun while it lasted.

New Book on C.S. Lewis from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society Due This July

Our friends over at Oxford University press gave us a heads up about a new book about C.S. Lewis that is sure to interest our readers entitled C.S. Lewis & His Circle: Essays  and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society.  The book is due out in July and you can look for our review of this new book soon.  Check out the press release below:

C.S. Lewis & His Circle

C.S. Lewis & His Circle

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April Fools 2015: “Working-Title”

Well, friends, another April Fools has come and gone and now part of our long and storied history. We didn’t get the outrage we normally do. Which is good. You’ve taken it in stride, and had a good laugh. Though this year, the jokes were semi-plausible.

Believe it or not, it’s getting harder for us to come up with jokes! The media dry spell has been hard on us too, and not just due to the lack of comedy fodder. We honestly wish we had some real news stories to report.

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APRIL FOOLS! New Documents Reveal Discussions About Lewis/Tolkien Bio-Pic APRIL FOOLS!

 

Last December the cyber-world was rocked by one of the largest breaches in US history when a group hacked into Sony’s accounts and not only stole several films slated for release, but leaked many confidential memos and e-mails to the public. Aside from making award parties awkward by revealing conversations about actors and directors that took place behind closed doors, these e-mails also revealed discussions about hot properties including James Bond, Ghostbusters, and Spider-Man. However what didn’t make the news was information regarding many smaller films, such as the upcoming movie Tolkien&Lewis.

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