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The Emperor's Soul | [Brandon Sanderson]

The Emperor's Soul

New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson is widely celebrated for his Mistborn Trilogy and contribution to the final three books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. In The Emperor's Soul, a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history. After being condemned to death for attempting to steal the emperor's scepter, Shai is given one final chance. She' ll be allowed to live if she can create a new soul for the emperor, who hovers near death.
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New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson is widely celebrated for his Mistborn Trilogy and contribution to the final three books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. In The Emperor's Soul, a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history. After being condemned to death for attempting to steal the emperor's scepter, Shai is given one final chance. She' ll be allowed to live if she can create a new soul for the emperor, who hovers near death.

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    Mr. Jared C. Serra st. louis, MO USA 07-09-14
    Mr. Jared C. Serra st. louis, MO USA 07-09-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Short book that packs a punch"
    If you could sum up The Emperor's Soul in three words, what would they be?

    Short Epic fiction


    What other book might you compare The Emperor's Soul to and why?

    I don't think I have ever read another book quite like The Emperor's Soul. Though if you are looking for similar I would read anything by Sanderson. He does not disappoint.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Lin – was your favorite?

    I would have to say Shai. She is the main character. She inhabits the persona.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Basically the whole thing. The format of this book has a very complex thread of what makes a man great. This makes the whole story feel moving.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let the size of this book fool you. This is Epic fantasy at its best.

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    WizeManBOB 06-14-14
    WizeManBOB 06-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Fake it 'til you make it."

    Shai is a Forger. She can magically create forgeries so perfect that it is nearly impossible to notice the difference. And she can create works of art with only her own skill that are identical to those of even the greatest artists without relying on magic. So when the emperor is near death, Shai is conscripted to make him a new soul. A Forger must observe the world around her and know how to mold it to her will. Can she escape the prison she is trapped in? Can she recreate a soul and save the emperor's life? Or will she be executed for the blasphemies she is being paid to commit?

    Brandon Sanderson is the great worldbuilder, and even here, in a short story, he creates a world with life and depth that will captivate his audience long after the story is finished.

    Angela Lin has a beautiful voice, and her narration makes the story come alive.

    If you like stories about defining beauty, soul-searching, or great escapes, this story is for you.

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    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 05-20-14
    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 05-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant! Would love more!"

    Brandon Sanderson is rapidly becomming one of my favorite authors. His books are magnificent; well now, even his novellas are wonderful. Both this book and Legion are worth listening too, they have great plot, great characters, and are packed with emotion.

    Well done!

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    Sarah LOCUST GROVE, VA, United States 05-04-14
    Sarah LOCUST GROVE, VA, United States 05-04-14 Member Since 2012

    Love to read for work - Religion, leadership, understanding the mind and human behavior, arts & design, history; for play - science fiction & fantasy, biographies, thrillers, historical fiction, but not mystery or romance please!

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    "Too short - want more of this land!"
    Would you listen to The Emperor's Soul again? Why?

    Yes - very well developed main character, loved the fantastical world she was set in.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character's development, the fantasy world.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Lin – was your favorite?

    As above -the main character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, just say - Wow!


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    Vivian Portland, OR, United States 05-02-14
    Vivian Portland, OR, United States 05-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "A complete and concise story"

    The characters are fully developed, and the story is nicely wrapped up in this tale. Fans of Brandon Sanderson will find familiar themes, but all new settings. Very enjoyable.

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    Matt 04-27-14
    Matt 04-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "not a good narration"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    not sure if anyone does. i just love sanderson, but this is not working for me. maybe if i read it, but this narration.. i'll pass, thanks.


    What could Brandon Sanderson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    choose a different narrator


    What didn’t you like about Angela Lin’s performance?

    she's just not doing it for me. i don't like her voice, i don't like the voices she chooses.. guys don't sound like guys. hard to imagine the world as its supposed to be with her reading.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    pure bordom!


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    Rosemary Poplar Grove, IL, United States 04-16-14
    Rosemary Poplar Grove, IL, United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Not as good as his other works"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The plot was too simplistic; it sounded like he dashed it off. It would have fared better as a short story.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Brandon Sanderson? Why or why not?

    I listen to all his books. He's a talented writer.


    What aspect of Angela Lin’s performance would you have changed?

    Her voice is soothing. For tension, perhaps she could have changed the pace at times.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. The special effects would be interesting, but there should be more character development.


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    Christa Evans City, PA, United States 03-21-14
    Christa Evans City, PA, United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent story enhanced by excellent narration"
    Where does The Emperor's Soul rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Brandon Sanderson is able to bring the reader into his world whether its through more in-depth books such as with the Mistborn trilogy or through his shorter works such as The Emperor's Soul. This was one of my favorites.


    What does Angela Lin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Angela Lin was excellent in the narration. Her pacing was spot on. I wasn't inclined to listen at a faster speed as happens with some narrators (the story also helps there too). Her different voices were clear. They weren't too high pitched or annoying.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    One of my favorite scenes is when Gaotona begins to understand Shai and her depth of character, especially their last meeting toward the end of the book.


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    Trevor J Cooper United States 02-22-14
    Trevor J Cooper United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A fun way to get a genre fix."
    Would you listen to The Emperor's Soul again? Why?

    Sure. It was short enough that I do not feel I need to "commit" to it. It was entertaining and had a familiar Sanderson/Jordan feel to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoy Sanderson's stories as a form of entertainment. This felt like a "cousin" to his other novels and took little time to get into the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Pointless question for a novella. This story was the favorite scene.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to audiobooks to be entertained and help pass time on a regular commute. I enjoyed the book, was entertained, and felt satisfied with the story. It really felt like a cousin to Sanderson's other works.

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    Patrick Grover Beach, California, United States 02-05-14
    Patrick Grover Beach, California, United States 02-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A novelette but well worth shorter time"

    As I have been accustomed to expect, Brandon Sanderson spins another story that never fails to entertain. My only sigh was that after the end I came to realize that this likely would not be a multibook set.

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