The Emperor's Soul

175 pages

English language

Published Nov. 7, 2012 by Tachyon.

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4 stars (6 reviews)

When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life and create--to Forge--a new soul for the emperor in less than one hundred days.

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4 stars

This was a quick and fascinating read into a master Forger and how she attempts to make a masterpiece while captured and yet leave with her life.

Like all of Brandon Sanderson's books, the best part of it is the magic system: Forging. At first you don't have a clear idea behind it, but as the story progresses you learn more and more about it.

The story could have been a bit longer and things seemed a bit easy for the main character, but it's only a novella so you expect a quick resolution to the conflicts.

A longer review is available at my blog:

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