Anne Rice Writing Styles in The Queen of the Damned

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The book is introduced in the first person by Lestat, who warns the reader that he will switch into the third person to tell parts of the story that were told to him by the others, and then switch back to the first person when telling his part of the story. Throughout the first section, each chapter introduces a new character or set of characters and tells their story from the limited omniscient point of view of the main character of that chapter.

In the second section, which takes place entirely on the night when all the characters come together in San Francisco for Lestat's live rock concert, the narrator takes an omniscient point of view, revealing each character's thoughts and motivations to the reader. The third section of the book switches back and forth between an omniscient point of view when the chapter is dealing...

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