Jennifer A. Nielsen Writing Styles in The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy

Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Point of View

Jennifer Nielsen chooses to tell her novel "The False Prince" in the first-person narrative, from the point of view of main character Sage/Prince Jaron. This is done for at least three reasons. The first is because the story told is that of Sage himself, and there is no one better to tell the story than Sage. This makes the account more personal to the reader, who can experience firsthand Sage's emotions and thoughts. The second is because for most of the story, Sage's true identity must be concealed- including from the reader. Sage is therefore best to guard his own secret. The third is that tenseness is added to the atmosphere of the plot by denying the reader the omniscience of the third-person narrative, making for greater intrigue.

Setting

The setting for Jennifer Nielsen's novel "The False Prince" is that of the fantasy country of...

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