Rick Riordan Writing Styles in The Son of Neptune

Rick Riordan
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Point of View

The Son of Neptune is told from the third-person and limited point of view. The point of view, however, switches between the three main characters of the book and always rotates in the same order. Percy, Hazel and then Frank. Each character's story is told in equal numbers of chapters. Each time the narrator changes to a different character, the reader is aware of everything that character thinks, feels and experiences. The benefit of this technique is twofold: 1) It allows suspense to build, and 2) It allows the reader to understand the goals, motivations, and conflicts of each character. The result is a satisfying relationship with each main character.

Setting

The overall setting of the novel is the West coast of the United States in the present day. The story begins in California in a hidden place called Camp Jupiter. As the story continues, the three main...

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