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The Emperor's Soul Audiobook

The Emperor's Soul

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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 counselor, 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...

©2012 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    "this narrator sucks so bad it ruined the story"

    the story might have been good but the narrator sucked, this was not as amazing as his other books.

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    I am one of the few who haven't been bowled over by Sanderson & it's not for a lack of trying as fantasy is right in my sweet spot! This is the 3rd Sanderson book I've purchased & is the 1st I've made it all the way through. I don't know what it is cause I REALLY want 2 like/love his books & spend the next year devouring his works but, unfortunately, I've yet to be smitten enough to make it through an entire book! (until now) If you, like I, havnt had much luck with Sanderson books but are willing to try again then my suggestion is don't start with "The Emperors Soul" it was just getting good enough @ the end of the book that would have, more than likely, bought book 2. But alas, there doesn't seem to be a book two & so I can't recommend a book based on the last 1/4 being "pretty darn good!" But again, that's just my unfortunate experience! I wish you better luck

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    Captivating short story. I got just enough info to grasp the magic and feel the inner-workings of the main character. The magic is very interesting, I've never heard anything like crafting stamp seals to alter the history of an object which alters it's appearance. Very interesting. Brandon S. is so creative I love discovering the next world he creates such fascinating stories it's a treat to listen to. I'd buy a full length story if he continued this world idea. So far Warbreaker is my favorite and Mistborn is also very unique.

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    Not all short stories feel full of life or completely written. This book accomplished both. It was amusing and detailed, with unique characters, situation, and magic style.

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    This was an amazing short story that immerses you in such a short period of time!

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    Loved it. Story was exactly the right length. I would and will buy the author's work again. Angela Lin gave an amazing performance.

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    "Another Sanderson hit"

    Brandon Sanderson really seems to think outside the box at times with coming up with new concepts for adding mystical flair to his novels without using the sometimes stale concept of fantasy magic. I enjoyed this world less than the Mistborn or Stormlight series but it still is good nonetheless.

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    "It's wonderful to have a stand alone"

    I love Brandon Sandersons' writing but there are times when I don't want to start another series. This is a wonderful stand alone novella. if your on the fence about this one give it a try, you won't be sorry.

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    Joseph Moreau Maple Grove, MN USA 09-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    I liked this book, although I expected more from it. The holes in the logic of the magic system seemed rather extreme, which probably means that its short length is for the best. If you typically enjoy Sanderson's books, then I still think you'd enjoy this one. If you aren't much of a fan of Sanderson, or are trying him for the first time, pick something else. He has MUCH better work out there.

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