Rick Riordan Writing Styles in The Serpent's Shadow

Rick Riordan
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Point of View

The novel is written in the first-person point of view. There are two narrators, Carter and Sadie. The novel is written from taped interviews with these two characters, taking turns in telling a story in which each played a starring role. Sadie takes the first two chapters, then Carter takes two, then Sadie and so on. It is a unique way to tell a story in the first person point of view, but the author handles it well and it works well within the plot.

The point of view allows for each character to tell the story from a unique point of view. Sadie talks about things she saw and witnessed, as well as things that matter greatly to her, such as her relationship with Walt and Anubis. On the other hand, Carter is able to tell the story as he sees it as well as...

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