Robin McKinley Writing Styles in The Hero and the Crown

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. The novel has only one narrator, Aerin-sol. The novel remains inside Aerin's head the entire length of the plot, following Aerin from a disappointed child to a slayer of mythical dragons and the savior of her country. This point of view allows the reader to hear Aerin's thoughts, to feel her emotions, and to understand her motives.

The point of view is common in modern literature, allowing the reader an intimate relationship with the main character without coming so close to the main character that the motives, emotions, and actions of other characters are not understood. There is some commentary in this novel that is clearly not in the voice of Aerin-sol, that of the author. However, these moments are rare and they only serve to add to the overall comprehension of the actions within...

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