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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I love the concept of forging a soul for the basis of a story. There was good character development for the main characters.
Short yet complex story with unexpected character development. The resolution had a few unexpected twists and turns but was satisfying and reasonably complete
The story and narration were so well done, despite being somewhat short, it left me so satisfied that any extension to the story would be redundant and drag on instead. Having said that, I would love to hear more of Shai's other adventures and any references to any masterpieces she may have left behind.
I really enjoyed the main character in this story. She was strong, self-assured, and clever. There were levels to her, and, in the end, it is just nice to see stronger female leads emerge in stories, as there are far too few of them around.
I have never listened to Angela Lin's narration before, but I certainly wouldn't mind listening to more of her work. She certainly brought the story to life with her performance.
I wish the story had been longer. I almost did finish it in one sitting.
Excellent story, excellent performance. I hope this author and narrator pair up again to bring more stories like these to us.
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