Mercedes Lackey Writing Styles in Arrows of the Queen

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Point of View

In this story, the author uses an limited omniscient point of view, associating with Talia, the main character. All plot development is relayed to the reader through Talia's actions, dialogue, and how other people think of her.

With this point of view, the reader sees the author's world through the eyes of Talia, which means it is not totally reliable. Talia's conception of the role of men in her life, the system of Heralds and Companions, are all flawed until the plot brings those solutions to her awareness.

Even though the main character in this story is naïve and inexperienced, the author uses information provided at timely intervals so the reader is not truly as lost and confused as Talia is during some points of the story.

Setting

This novel is set in a mythical Kingdom founded by Valdemar. Although the landscape and physical properties...

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