In the novel (3rd person omniscient) that I'm writing, there is one character that has an overbearing presence all through the story but is never seen and no one interacts with him. What I'm trying to do is write the epilogue with the character as the focus. I'll be introducing the character at the beginning of the chapter (without naming who he is), focus on his actions and just when the chapter ends, I will identify him.
So what I'm looking for is -
- What do you think of this approach ? Will the readers (or you as a reader) like this ? or do I need to change my approach ?
- Any Good books which have chapters using this approach ?
- If I do use this approach, then how do I introduce the character ? The setting is a post-apocalyptic world and the character is the titular reclusive dictator of the survivors. So calling him "Thin man" or "The Long Haired man" ala this question will not be appropriate and calling him "The Dictator" would ruin the surprise. So how do I approach this ?
Note: While the question looks similar to this, it is not as that question was focused on a specific scenario and I'm looking for a more generic approach (In other words, I can't have tribal names).