* AuthorsSavingThrow: From just reading the book, you'd think that the reason [[spoiler:Susan didn't get to Heaven]] was that [[spoiler:she stopped believing in Narnia]]. WordOfGod later claimed that the actual reason was [[spoiler:merely that she was still alive]].
* EsotericHappyEnding: A fairly well-known one. [[spoiler:Everyone died and went to Heaven, er, Narnia. But not Susan, because she sucks for moving beyond Narnia. That, and WordOfGod said she didn't actually die. He did add a caveat (in a letter) that she ''could'' get to Narnia in her own way.]]
* HoYay: There are many yay-inducing moments between Tirian and Jewel the Unicorn, but this one takes the cake:
-->"Kiss me, Jewel," he said. "For certainly this is our last night on earth. And if ever I offended against you in any matter great or small, forgive me now."
-->"Dear King," said the Unicorn, "I could almost wish you had, so that I might forgive it. Farewell. We have known great joys together. If Aslan gave me my choice I would choose no other life than the life I have had and no other death than the one we go to."
* RonTheDeathEater: Susan, a former High Queen of Narnia, suddenly becomes a make-up obsessed BrainlessBeauty [[OffstageVillainy offscreen]]. The (mis)handling of her characterization at the end of the book has enraged a great number of readers and writers from Creator/JKRowling to Creator/NeilGaiman. The latter of which even wrote a (NotSafeForWork) FixFic about it.
* ValuesDissonance: In order to hide from the Calormenes, the King, Eustace and Jill disguise themselves in {{brownface}}. It wound up being necessary, but a more modern novel would have at least taken a moment to note the UnfortunateImplications.
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