Rick Riordan Writing Styles in The Mark of Athena

Rick Riordan
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Point of View

The narrative is written from Seven distinct points of view, one for each of the demigods who go on this quest. Each viewpoint emerges as a specific chapter. At the beginning of the story, most of the points of view rest with Percy and Annabeth, for approximately the first third of the novel. This is appropriate given the themes of 'friendship' and the ending where both Percy and Annabeth end up falling into Tartarus together.

The second and third portions of the novel introduce the points of view of the other characters. At times the narrator allows the reader to be inside the head of the character, showing how each character is feeling in regards to a situation, or revealing memories that are a large portion of that particular character's motivation. This is particularly evident in the characters of Leo and Hazel.

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