Brandon Sanderson Writing Styles in The Rithmatist

Brandon Sanderson
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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. The narrator is Joel Saxon. Joel is a sixteen year old high school student who finds himself pulled into a criminal investigation. Joel is not a Rithmatist, but he knows more about the traditions than most Rithmatist students. This combined with Joel’s basic intelligence makes him an invaluable part of the investigation.

The point of view of this novel works well with the plot because the author tells the entire story through the eyes of only one character. The reader gets to know this character intimately and becomes concerned for his overall safety and success. This also keeps the narration tightly focused so that the reader is not confused by information that is superfluous to the plot and unnecessary.

Language and Meaning

The language of the novel is simple English. The intended audience...

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