Anne Rice Writing Styles in Taltos: Lives of the Mayfair Witches

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Point of View

The story is presented in third person from an omniscient perspective. This is vital because there are characters in various parts of the country that come together only periodically. The use of the omniscient perspective allows the readers to catch up with various aspects of the plot as necessary. The perspective is vital because some characters never learn about specific points of the story. For example, Mona is never privy to aspects of Ash's life. The perspective also serves the purpose of presenting clues about the various characters. For example, the reader is given information about Ash's visit to Scotland where he hears the dwarfs but remains some distance from them. It's not until much later that the reader learns the significance. The reader learns some aspects of the story through the perspective of a specific character. For example, Ash tells Rowan and Michael the history...

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