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   [Consider this brief excerpt from p.186-187 of TBOTW  (see at right) with red for dialog, blue for the (only 1) person’s thoughts, black for ordinary narration, and green for the infrequent (“future suggesting”) interloping narrator.]

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   Facing the ocean on their left, an early sun announced the first day of the rest of their lives

   Would they live together and die together in a new world? If so, for how long? The answer, Michael suspected, wouldn’t be simple. But never would he have suspected the path that lay ahead.

    But he was with Triana, and both had survived unhurt…and that was enough for now…

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   “Okay, let’s go over everything,” he declared. “We’re not on Earth because–

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   “Gravity and air seem the same,” added Triana. “And the birds–“

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For more go through the DOOR.

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   Here is another (“dozen-seconds-worth”) example of a POV that’s not commonly discussed. In the 3rd- person limited-omniscient POV. We see the thoughts in only one head–Michael’s, in this case. For Triana and any other character, we can hear what they say and see what they do to learn what they’re probably thinking. That’s it. And, by the way that’s the way it is in real life.

   Writing that way is the author’s choice. And sets part of the tone he desires¹.

   The distinctive addition here is the “occasional interruptor” who adds information that the only “thinker” whose thoughts we are sure of² is what we call the interloping narrator. What it does is add a bit of cliffhanger suspense that the author wants to inject.

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  ¹ Other POV choices are the usually used 3rd-person limited omniscient without interloping narrator, 3rd-person omniscient (we see inside several heads), and the 1st-person POV that resembles 3rd-person limited-omnsicient (but uses 1st-person pronouns instead of 3rd). All are acceptable and are used by good writers.

  ² “Thoughts that we are sure of” are because the author says so…and it’s the author’s story.