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Robert Jordan Writing Styles in The Fires of Heaven

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Point of View

The entire Wheel of Time series is written in third person omniscient. Jordan changes viewpoints frequently. He sticks with the principle characters, Rand, Mat, Egwene, Nynaeve, and Elayne, most of the time, but he will occasionally jump into another character. He rarely shows the point of view of an antagonist. This occurs only a few times in Fires of Heaven, when Kadere confronts Isendre, when Alviarin meets with Padan Fain, and when the Forsaken plan their attack on Rand. After the first two books, each book in the series contains an extensive prologue. This section is often dominated by the points of view of the antagonists, and Jordan uses it to set up the action that will follow and splice in bits of information that will prove vital later on in the series.

Though there is a great deal of action in the series, it would...

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