Robert Jordan Writing Styles in The Shadow Rising

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Point of View

Jordan writes exclusively in third person. The breadth of his narrator's knowledge varies from time to time, but, for the most part, it is limited to the character whose point of view he has taken. He will stick with one character through each chapter most of the time. If he does jump to a new perspective, he will often announce the change with a line break. His style is conducive to dramatic popular fiction writing, as the shifting perspectives allow him to reveal or conceal knowledge as needed.

Jordan splits the action in to three different locations, Tanchico, the Two Rivers, and the Aiel Waste. In Tanchico, he tells the story through Nynaeve and Elayne, in the Two Rivers, through Perrin, and in the Aiel Waste, through a combination of Rand, Mat, Egwene, and Aviendha. The perspectives of the antagonists are rare, but include Liandrin, Elaida...

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