Eilis O'Neal Writing Styles in The False Princess

Eilis O'Neal
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The story is presented in first person from the limited perspective of Sinda. This limitation means the reader doesn't know about any aspect of the story until it's revealed to Sinda. An important example of this limitation is seen as the story opens. Sinda believes she is Nalia and is addressed as such. She is in the garden with her friend Kiernan and is frustrated that she can't find King Kelman's Door. Sinda is shocked to learn she is the princess and has no idea that she's actually the daughter of a wizard until much later. The reader learns about her magic as Sinda does. Another important aspect of this limited perspective is that Sinda doesn't know for certain whether Kiernan's feelings for her have changed after all they go through together. As Sinda tries to come to terms with the idea that Kiernan's love for...

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