Rick Riordan Writing Styles in 9 From the Nine Worlds

Rick Riordan
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Point of View

The nine stories in this book are written by nine different fictional characters in Riordan’s “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard” series. Each story is written in the past tense, from these characters’ first-person limited perspective. The first-person perspective could be perceived to be unreliable, and coupled with the past-tense narration, it creates an authentic experience for the reader and explores the theme of opposing authority.

One could argue that the narrators are not reliable, as is primarily evident through Odin’s story. In Norse mythology, Odin is the father of all Norse gods, so since his story is the first one, the reader assumes that Odin might be the authoritative figure who accurately introduces the reader to the universe of this book. However, Odin begins the story by talking about his position of strength in Asgard. This showcasing of strengths reaches a...

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