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The Emperor's Soul (edition 2012)

by Brandon Sanderson

Series: Elantris

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Title:The Emperor's Soul
Authors:Brandon Sanderson
Info:Tachyon Publications (2012), Paperback, 176 pages
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The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson

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This is a perfect novella. The characters are all complete, the story is well-paced, and the end is satisfying but really makes you think. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Jul 5, 2014 |
Really enjoyed this tale of an entrapped forger trying to obtain freedom. The way forgery works in the world is very well explained. ( )
  kaipakartik | Jun 27, 2014 |
Great book. Only complaint? Too short. Sanderson's epics are great. I feel it's a format he should stick to. ( )
  Tom_Wright | Jun 26, 2014 |
Read as part of the Hugo Voting Packet. This was absolutely stunning, one of the best things I read all year. I've never read any of Sanderson's work before, but going from this I need to find some more. It's a beautifully constructed story which demonstrates the strength of novella length. The soulstamp magic system is fascinating, and Sanderson's exploration of the philosophical implications about identity makes for a complex story with a great deal of depth. It deservedly won the Hugo. If you like fantasy and you haven't read this yet, check out the excerpt posted at Tor.com: http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/10/the-emperors-soul-excerpt ( )
  JulesJones | May 31, 2014 |
An imaginative fantasy novella about an imprisoned talented forger who must replicate the soul of a vacant emperor in a 100 days or die.

The Emperor’s Soul is an engaging story with an intriguing magic system and interesting characters. I particularly enjoyed the underlying commentary on artistry and the human condition. ( )
  eloquent_codex | Apr 14, 2014 |
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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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