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Phantastes: A Gorgeous Visual Feast for Fantasy Fans

Phantastes original art from Cave Pictures Publishing

New Kickstarter graphic novel blends gorgeous art and storytelling the likes of which Lord of the Rings fans won’t want to miss! Ever heard of Scottish writer George MacDonald? His fantastical stories aren’t just a lot of fun to explore—they’re also an influence and source of inspiration for numerous well-known fantasy writers like J.M. Barrie, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Neil ...

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Narnia Menu: “Prince Rilian’s Pigeon Pie”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar In a Dark Castle in The Silver Chair, Jill, Scrubb, and Puddleglum encounter a mysterious, yet annoyingly charming nonetheless, Knight. He treats them to a feast of “pigeon pie, cold ham, salad, and cakes.” He is obviously spellbound and tells his guests that he will “turn into the likeness of a great serpent, hungry, fierce, and ...

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Narnia Menu: “The House of Harfang’s Cock-a-Leekie Soup”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar As we continue with The Silver Chair, you might recall we last saw our brave mighty girl, Jill Pole, being petted and cooed over by the Queen Giantess. Later, she is treated to what C. S. Lewis calls a dinner, though it was apparently closer to tea time. This substantial meal consisted of “hot roast turkey, ...

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Narnia Menu: “Pole’s Pucker-Up Posset”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar In The Silver Chair, poor Jill, Eustace, and Puddleglum end up in the company of giants. The Queen takes a “liking” to Jill, who understandably has lost it and is now indulging in a good cry. “Give her lollipops, give her dolls, give her physics, give her all you can think of—possets and comfits and caraways ...

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Narnia Menu: “The Dufflepuds’ Mushroom Soup”

Image source: By Astrid Tuttle Winegar Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace share a meal prepared and served by the Dufflepuds. It was… well, interesting, to put it mildly. It was also particularly messy, since their invisible hosts “progressed up the long dining-hall in a series of bounds or jumps. […] When the dish contained anything like soup or stew the ...

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Narnia Menu: “Caspian’s Venison Pastries”

Photo of Prince Caspian's venison pastries; Photo by Astrid Winegar

Near the end of Prince Caspian, things are looking pretty grim. Caspian has been bitten by a “wolf thing,” and a treacherous conspiracy has been unmasked. After some first aid and body disposal, Trumpkin says, “Now. Before everything else we want some breakfast.” Peter and Edmund dream of “buttered eggs and hot coffee,” while Cornelius and Caspian “were thinking of ...

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“Nikabrik’s Candidate” by Gina Dalfonzo


This article first appeared in First Things: Please note: Legendarium Media does not support any political candidate and is a news forum encouraging the open discussion of ideas relating to literature and art. If you ever doubt that C. S. Lewis was gifted with a prophetic voice, you need look no further for correction than Prince Caspian. In the story, you may remember, Narnia is ...

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Narnia Menu: “Mrs. Beaver’s Leftover Fry”

“Mrs. Beaver’s Leftover Fry” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar The four Pevensie children share a few hours with the Beavers in their snug little home on top of a well-managed dam (“Merely a trifle!”). There’s beer, bread, and butter, “hams and strings of onions hanging from the roof,” and Peter and Mr. Beaver manage to catch some fish. You know from ...

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Narnia Menu: “The Great and Gloriously Sticky Marmalade Roll”

“The Great and Gloriously Sticky Marmalade Roll” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar After Edmund had his treacherous encounter with the White Witch and returned through the wardrobe, all four children eventually end up returning to Narnia. They meet up with the Beavers. Mr. Beaver and Peter catch some fish; Mrs. Beaver boils up some potatoes. My next post will take care ...

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Narnia Menu: “Turkish Delight”

Narnia Menu: “Turkish Delight” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Yes, Edmund, just keep eating that candy, yes… your cheeks are already turning red from all of that sugar… who needs teeth anyway? If you’ll recall from my last post, I’m going to leave Middle-earth until next year. For now, we’ll finish up with three recipes from The Lion, The Witch and ...

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