Sarah J. Maas Writing Styles in Throne of Glass

Sarah J. Maas
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Point of View

The point of view of "Throne of Glass" is third person, told mostly through Celaena, but occasionally through Prince Dorian or Chaol, or even King Aldaran if required by the narrative. The point of view goes a long way towards establishing the growth of Celaena as a character throughout the novel, as she begins with somewhat paranoid and self-serving thoughts, but quickly becomes caring and very friendly once she establishes herself inside the castle. Celaena is a fairly reliable narrator, and often provides insights that do not occur to the people around her. However, she is often unable to understand Chaol, especially when he is suddenly put off by her behavior or upset by something that she says. In these situations, the reader is likely to understand Chaol better than she does.

The story is told with a fairly even balance of exposition and dialogue. Celaena...

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