The first 6 books in the series seemed to be focused on the plot, which also included religious metaphors. This last book seemed to break that pattern and made the plot secondary and the religious metaphor first. I think the story suffered quite a bit because of that. At times it felt forced and too fantastic, I mean a donkey passing as a lion in a piece of skin that washed over a waterfall.... really? It felt like a different author and the inconsistency was jarring. Once I got past that aspect of the book, there were some really beautiful parts. The description of the afterlife and Aslan as a Christ-figure were pretty moving.