Terry Goodkind Writing Styles in Wizard's First Rule

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Point of View

The point of view of Wizard's First Rule is third person omniscient, which gives the story a fairy-tale like quality often found in fantasy novels. This point of view allows the reader access to many character's inner thoughts, including Richard, Kahlan, Zedd, Rachel, the wizard Giller, Demmin Nass and Darken Rahl. Point of view shifts are deftly interspersed with passages in third person objective point of view, so the reader never feels disoriented by abrupt shifts in point of view.

This point of view also permits the reader to know many facts that are concealed from some or most characters. Only the reader knows that Rachel's enchanted doll Sara is a projection of the wizard Giller and speaks with his voice. The reader is privy to the Mord-Sith's tortures of Richard and Darken Rahl's murder of a child, although other characters know nothing about them. The...

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