Stephen R. Donaldson Writing Styles in The Illearth War

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The story is written in the third person point of view. The main character in the story is Thomas Covenant, and while the story begins and ends with his point of view, there is a large portion of the story that is focused on Hile Troy's point of view. There is also a brief passage in the book where the the point of view shifts to the Banner, the Bloodguard assigned to Thomas Covenant. The story's point of view is limited to the person who is being shadowed at that moment. Despite the limited point of view given it seems that the author uses the character's interpretation of others' emotions and facial expressions to relate what otherwise would not be known. Elena's thoughts and ideas aren't revealed through Elena's point of view, but when Thomas Covenant looks at her, he is able to at times sense...

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