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The Emperor's Soul A Novella From 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor S Soul Showcases A Fascinating Magic System As The Clock Ticks Down For A Condemned Criminal.When Shai Is Caught Replacing The Moon Scepter With Her Nearly Flawless Forgery, She Must Bargain For Her Life An Assassin Has Left The Emperor Ashravan Without Consciousness, A Circumstance Concealed Only By The Death Of His Wife If The Emperor Does Not Emerge After His Hundred Day Mourning Period, The Rule Of The Heritage Faction Will Be Forfeit And The Empire Will Fall Into Chaos.Shai Is Given An Impossible Task To Create To Forge A New Soul For The Emperor In Less Than One Hundred Days But Her Soul Forgery Is Considered An Abomination By Her Captors She Is Confined To A Tiny, Dirty Chamber, Guarded By A Man Who Hates Her, Spied Upon By Politicians, And Trapped Behind A Door Sealed In Her Own Blood Shai S Only Possible Ally Is The Emperor S Most Loyal Councillor, Gaotona, Who Struggles To Understand Her True Talent.Time Is Running Out For Shai Forging, While Deducing The Motivations Of Her Captors, She Needs A Perfect Plan To Escape


10 thoughts on “The Emperor's Soul

  1. says:

    I read this in Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection Absolutely incredible Apparently, 105 pages are sufficient for Sanderson to craft a fantastic story with a strong beginning, wonderful characterizations, memorable climax scene, and a satisfying conclusion The Emperor s Soul has become my favorite novella of all time it has qualities that surpassed a lot of other fantasy novels I ve read.I won t go into any details on what the plot is, it s only 100 pages long, try to jump into this story without knowing anything about it as I did The plot dances upon several themes such as the nature of humanity and what truly defines art There was a lot of beautiful philosophical contemplation to be found here and the novella was utterly well paced The Emperor s Soul doesn t waste any time getting into the plot there s no info dump, the magic system and world building were introduced gradually together with the plot and character development Have I mentioned that the main character Wan ShaiLu or Shai in short is a...


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    What if you could create anything Or specifically, what if you could change the history of an object and essentially recreate what it believes it is All you need is a little Titanium WhiteOk Maybe not Shai is a Forger who got pinched by the Imperial po po while trying to steal some of their shit, and now, in exchange for her freedom, she s been tasked with recreating the Emperor s Soul Which, in case you were wondering is why the book is titled, The Emperor s Soul.Now, she s got to do this in secret because the dude s been left a vegetable due to a failed assassination attempt.Of course, creating or recreating, in this case a soul is next to impossible even if you had years to work on it, and Shai most certainly does not have years She s got a few months before the Emperor s council need to present him as hale and hearty to the other factions within the government...


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    The Emperor s Soul deserves all of the stars All of the praise There was rarely an obvious branching point in a person s life People changed slowly, over time You didn t take on step, then find yourself in a completely new location Then you stopped paying attention as you drifted farther and farther away You know what this book s only flaw is It s way too short.Oh, don t worry, the story is all perfectly wrapped up and beautiful There just needs to be of this because The Emperor s soul is a masterpiece I could easily read 500 pages of this.That said, this is the best thing I ve read this year and it s only 175 pages The novella is a Hugo Award Winner and I definitely see why 175 pages to develop a page turning story with deep background and great characters.175 pages to create one of the best female main character ever.175 pages to have reader guessing the next turn and twist.175 pages apparently was all Brandon Sanderson needed to blow my mind She took a deep breath and let herself become someone else An imitation of herself who was cal...


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    This is a marvelous short fantasy novel I absolutely loved it Very possibly my favorite of all of Sanderson s works that I ve read.Wan ShaiLu, a magical forger, is captured and put under sentence of death for her crimes But Shai is given an opportunity to escape her sentence she is charged with magically forging a new soul for the kingdom s assassinated emperor, whose body had been repaired but whose mind was destroyed by the attack Shai is given only a hundred days to accomplish this near impossible task And there are those waiting to kill her if she makes a wrong step, or trying to subvert her task for their own selfish purposes.It was all fantastic the characters, the complex motivations, the layered storytelling, the intricate magical system built on Chinese type stamps There are some fascinating touches that add depth to the story One of my favorite bits is how Shai uses her Forging talents to turn her grim prison room into a lovely chamber, including a cracked glass window Attempts to Forge the window to a better version of itself had repeatedly failed each time, after five minutes ...


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    My only complaint about this book is that it should have been longer Shai is a forger, meaning that she can rewrite an object s history, thus making it into a new object Such magic is considered taboo within the Empire, that is until they find themselves enlisting Shai s help to try and forge the soul of their fallen Emperor, Ashravan I don t know why I loved this so much, I think I was just completely entranced by the magic system It depends wholly on the plausibility of any given thing to be another thing, it s a mystical power that s rooted in an object s potential, and that is so cool to me Even though this book was only 175 pages, I was able to get such a clear sense of the characters They were so genuinely written, like I could absolutely go out into the world and find similar people When a character feels real, their motivations become important to me as a reader I love the process of feeling an author breathe life into th...


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    Audible Daily Deal Sale until 28Jan18 1.99Buddy read with fellow Sandersonitis afflicted friends Athena Alexa, and newly wrangled in buddy reader Katie4.5 Soulful StarsJust a reminder that Brandon Sanderson is probably my favorite fantasy writer I ve read 9 full length books by him and 2 novellas, he consistently never disappoints so I might be a little biased, but deservedly so His worlds, his imagination, his magic systems, his surprise twists always amaze me The Emperors Soul was no different, it is a complete story with another strong female character and I was totally drawn into the story immediately.Even though this is set in the Elantris world it stands on its own You could read this without knowing anything about the Elantris story line and be okay and probably enjoy it just as much Again Sanderson made up an entirely new magic system and showed it beautifully throughout the story He made characters that were complex and interesting as well as sympathetic Shai is another strong female character and I loved getting to know her in this No matter how good you were, someone was better Live by that knowledge, and you would never grow so confident that you became sloppy. Shai is a forger, she has been trained to use specialized images in stamps to rewrite the past and change things in the present The Emperor has been damaged ...


  7. says:

    Too damn short Sanderson what is wrong with you I want


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    I read this novella in the Arcanum Unbounded The Cosmere Collection along with my fellow brigdemen and bridgewomen Celeste, Petrik, Sarah and Mary No matter how good you were, someone was better Live by that knowledge, and you would never grow so confident that you became sloppy This is a re read of the Emperor s Soul and while it was just good the first time I read it, this time I found it to be an exceptional masterpiece I m truly speechless and I never experienced this feeling before But this time I truly took my time, savored every word, paid attention to every detail and put the book down from time to time to ponder some retorts or deep thoughts This was one of the most quotable books I ve ever read With his simple, yet elegant writing, Brandon Sanderson delivered a remarkable reflection on the complexity of human nature, on the passions that stir forge or define a person, on the passing of time and how it changes us, remodel us and stifle the fire and dreams of our youth There was rarely an obvious branching point in a person s life People changed slowly, over time You didn t take one step, then find yourself in a completely new location


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    Original review can be found on Booknest.I am an unapologetic Sandersonite I m completely in love with the Cosmere Brandon Sanderson has created, and so far I ve adored every story he s crafted that is part of that greater whole One of the things I love so much about his writing is the size of the books, and the knowledge that he s a prolific writer, so I never have to wait too terribly long for of the story And yet, somehow, this tiny novella is now one of my favorite things he s written, right after The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance It was beautiful and profound and made me think deeply I just wish there had been of it This is going to be less of a review than a deep thoughts inspired by a story session, so bear with me Shai is a Forger, a woman who can flawlessly copy and re create any item by rewriting its history with skillful magic, according to the synopsis And she is the very best at what she does The story follows Shai as she attempts an impossible task It made me question everything I believe about what makes art worthy of praise and what defines a person or object.Is a skillful forgery any less lovely and awe inspiring simply because it isn t an original It requires just as much talent and even attention to detail, along with research and study that the original artist never had to consider King Solomon claimed that there is nothing new under ...


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    The Emperor s SoulBy Brandon SandersonA Review by Eric AllenDue to his work on The Wheel of Time, Brandon Sanderson has not had much time over the last few years for working on his own books As such, he has elected to write several novellas as sequels to his already published works to tide his fans over until he is freed up from his obligations to the Wheel of Time, and can put his focus entirely back into his own works The Emperor s Soul is one of these books Though not actually a sequel, it takes place within the same world as Elantris, though in a distant land, and with none of the same characters.Shai is a forger, a person able to create exact copies of anything through magic and an understanding of its history and its pieces Imprisoned for the theft of priceless artifacts, leaving fakes in their place, Shai awaits the day of her execution When the Arbiters, those who rule in the Emperor s name, come to her with a proposition, she has little choice to accept The Emperor has been attacked in an assassination attempt, and though his wounds have been healed, his mind is gone, empty, like a blank slate Shai is given ...


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