Darren Shan Writing Styles in Killers of the Dawn

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Point of View

The novel is written in the first person point of view, from the perspective of Darren Shan, who is also the author and narrator of the novel. The novel swings back and forth between the present and the past. The present represents the time when the characters are hunting down and trying to kill the Lord of the Vampaneze. The past represents the time in history that led the characters in the novel to choose the sides of the war they are currently fighting and reveals why some of the characters hold grudges against other characters.

The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with the main character, Darren Shan. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside Darren's head, thoughts and inner struggles. The reader cares what happens to the narrator even though he...

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