I loved this book! It's a quick read, very informative, and quite convincing. If it has ever occurredto you to wonder, "Why seven Narnia stories?" this is the book you want to read. Michael Ward presents a clear explanation of the structure of Lewis's Narnia, thoroughly grounded in study of Lewis's scholarship and interests.What I loved best about the book is how it connects the Narnia stories with Lewis's "grown up" fantasies, particularly the space trilogy. I always felt that there was a connection, but I couldn't have told you exactly what it was. But now I know!A scholarly book, but written in an easy, conversational style. I found it delightful!