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Cate Tiernan Writing Styles in Dark Magick (Sweep, No. 4)

Cate Tiernan
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Point of View

The story is recounted in the first person. The reader sees everything through Morgan's head. This style is continued in the use of diaries, so Maeve, Cal and Hunter all have first person accounts in the book. Because the reader is seeing most of what is happening from Morgan's point of view, Morgan is considered an unreliable narrator. As an unreliable narrator, Morgan doesn't always see the truth. She is deceived by Cal and Selene. Her anger can cloud her judgment as well. Morgan thought that Hunter and Sky were evil. An unreliable can make the plot more interesting and intriguing because not everything is straightforward. Seeing through Morgan's eyes keeps the reader guessing as to what is really going on, who is trustworthy and who is dangerous.

Setting

The setting is mainly in Widow's Vale, a small town in upstate New York. Widow's Vale has...

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