Cassandra Clare Writing Styles in Lord of Shadows

Cassandra Clare
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Point of View

The novel is written in third-person from a series of limited perspectives that provide a reasonably omniscient view. The majority of the perspectives alternate between a few main characters, with Julian and Emma at the top of that list. The perspective sometimes changes to Kit, Dru, Christina, Diana, and others, all to give the reader a larger look at the action. This is necessary because the characters are often in different places working on different things at the same time. For example, Julian and Emma travel to look for Annabel, leaving the others together at another Institute. There, Livvy, Ty, and Kit go out on several missions, and the perspective has to change to let the reader see what is happening at the various places. Meanwhile, Diana spends time in Idris and the perspective switches to her in order to show the reader what she...

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