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The Emperor's Soul (edition 2012)

by Brandon Sanderson

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Title:The Emperor's Soul
Authors:Brandon Sanderson
Info:Tachyon Publications (2012), Paperback, 176 pages
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Wonderful little story! It has a very high pace, and is a 2-3 hour read at its slowest. It wasn't a stunning book, but it was not boring at all. The ideas in this book about what art is are quite refreshing.

However, I think that it should have been longer. There was plenty of room for depth, and therefore it felt rather rushed.

  bartt95 | Jun 22, 2016 |
Fantastic. I want to know more! ( )
  cynrtst | May 13, 2016 |
Yet again, Sanderson provides an excellent work of fantasy fiction. Sanderson's typical work is around the 1000-page mark, so I was interested to see how he performed in a novella that is under 150 pages. The story does seem to move at a sprint, and he doesn't have time to completely develop the main characters, but it still turned out to be a very enjoyable read. Also, Sanderson's ability to create fascinatingly intricate magic systems is on display in The Emperor's Soul, which I believe to be one of his biggest strengths as a fantasy writer.

If you're looking for a novella that you could knock out in a couple of hours, you should definitely consider The Emperor's Soul. ( )
  codyacunningham | May 9, 2016 |
I can certainly see why it deserved a Hugo! It just works, and it works beautifully. ( )
  BookFrivolity | Apr 23, 2016 |
Short and Interesting ( )
  mgriel | Jan 18, 2016 |
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Gaotona ran his fingers across the thick canvas, inspecting one of the greatest works of art he had ever seen. Unfortunately, it was a lie.
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When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life and create--by Forgery--a new soul for the emperor in less than one hundred days.

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