Piers Anthony Writing Styles in Blue Adept

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Point of View

The point of view of Blue Adept is third person. This point of view is reliable but limited, and this can be seen in the fact that the narrator knows the actions and events that transpire during the novel but has little insight into the unspoken thoughts and emotions of the characters with Stile being the only exception; occasionally, the narrator reports upon some of Stile's feelings about certain events or circumstances. This point of view is important since Stile's development as the Blue Adept and his attempts to discover the identity of his anonymous enemy are among the most important aspects of this novel. Additionally, the limited point of view maintains the mystery and suspense of the novel while forcing the reader to associate most closely with Stile, the protagonist.

The novel is written using a fairly equal distribution of exposition and dialogue. This allows...

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