Holly Black Writing Styles in The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
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Point of View

The Cruel Prince is told through the eyes of Jude aside from the Prologue, which is written in a third person omniscient point of view. There are numerous times throughout the novel that Jude directly addresses the reader, as if she is writing this novel in a journal or as a series of letters to them directly. This allows the author to explore concepts in faerieland that Jude herself already knows and would not discuss with anyone else within her world. Ideas such as the treatment of human servants, the significance of falling stars, or the inner workings of the King’s High Court. The reader also gets to see her deepest thoughts. This makes Jude feel more real to the reader, as she sometimes questions her own decisions. She is also shown to be a great critical thinker, working through mysteries through internal monologues...

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