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Writing style change between ‘The Making of Legend’ & ‘Greater than Legend’

August 26, 2011

The Making of Legend has a very narrow point of view that focuses almost exclusively on Andrew. This was done intentionally. The idea was to fully explore Andrew’s character metamorphosis and, also to give the world a confined, frenetic feeling. Any moment could be his last. Looking back, I realize this might make the supporting characters seem rather pale in comparison to Andrew. But even now I probably wouldn’t change this, for the reasons below.

Greater than Legend is written from a much wider perspective. The story follows multiple character lines; good, bad and mixed. Since I’m not a fan of books with vast numbers of characters, where the sheer volume can detract from the story, there will be key characters in each circle of events.

Because the books go from ‘tight’ to ‘wide,’ there is a dramatic shift in how the universe feels from page 1 (perhaps more like page 3). The consequences of certain characters decisions now affect millions of people and not just those directly surrounding Andrew. Thus the final battles of Greater than Legend feel more…epic.

P.S. This is not a trilogy. Strictly two books. Both books can stand alone (for the most part), though reading both will give a better understanding of characters and their motivations.

One Comment
  1. FYI: the Making of Legend was featured on 9/24/2011

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