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Philip Reeve Writing Styles in Mortal Engines

Philip Reeve
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Point of View

The author uses an omniscient third person narrator to narrative the majority of the novel. This third person narrator begins several of the chapters, which gives the readers an overview of what is happening in the world of the novel, such as in the first chapter. The chapter begins with the third person narrator setting the scene as to where London has been in the past and where it is going now. With this overview, readers are brought into the world of the novel and they are given background information that might not have been revealed had the author jumped into a first person narration to start the novel. It makes the third person narration vital to the world building of the novel and for readers to understand the multiple plot lines within the story.

There are also instances where the third person narrator seems...

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