Jonas Jonasson Writing Styles in The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

Jonas Jonasson
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Point of View

The point of view is third person omniscient, which is a circle past third person limited. Rather than just seeing things around Nombeko, the reader is able to see what is happening not only with the other principle characters, but across the entire world. The author takes several breaks in the action to describe world politics or give the reader the backstory of a character, and these plot devices must work with an omniscient storyteller. It is also beneficial to the reader to simply watch Nombeko make magic from nothing, rather than be inside her head listening to her thoughts and motivations. It creates more awe from the reader to see her work her clever plans and see them come to fruition.

This viewpoint is also helpful in building suspense, because the author is able to leap from one place to another and describe what...

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