Margaret Weis Writing Styles in Dragon Wing

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Point of View

Dragon Wing is written in the third person omniscient point of view. This point of view is effective for Dragon Wing because there are several plots playing out at the same time with a fairly large number of characters, so first person would limit the information too much and would probably result in the reader being confused about the intricacies of the plot. The narrator is impersonal and reliable and reveals both the concrete details of the story and the emotions of the characters.

Another reason the third person point of view works well is because there is so much description. Dragon Wing is a fantasy novel which takes place on another world. Description is vital in these types of novels to immerse the reader in the new world. If the descriptions were rendered in an unreliable first person, for example, the reader would not know...

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