The Emperor’s Soul, by Brandon Sanderson

emperor soulThis is my first Brandon Sanderson of 2013, and it was great! As usual. I’ve come to expect greatness from Sanderson, and he delivers it most of the time. This story was fascinating: a conflict of magical beliefs, and a forger caught and facing death until she is given the ultimate challenge in forgery – the forgery of another person’s soul. The story was fascinating and wonderfully executed. My only qualm is very minor – I wanted MORE. The book is short, only 167 pages, and I wanted more time in this world and with these characters. In Sanderson’s longer books, there are multiple story threads, multiple narrators, and for the most part, that was missing from The Emperor’s Soul. The novel didn’t suffer because this aspect was absent, but I think it would have been even better with it. Still, it was a beautiful book, and I enjoyed it a lot! I hope there will be more books set in this world (same world as Elantris). It is one of my favorites of Sanderson’s worlds.

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