“The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Books, 2012)

Emperor's Soul

In another release from bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor’s Soul, he takes the concept of forgery to a whole new level, blending a world of magic and fantasy with something quite simple.

Shai was caught trying to replace the Moon Scepter with a forgery and now she’s a prisoner.  Her ability is she can forge just about anything, whether a work of art, a vase, or even a wall.  The key is to make the forging stamps as detailed and perfect as possible, then the forged object will look exactly as it is supposed to.  Her most prized possessions are her soul stones that when stamped upon her will change the person she is to a warrior, merchant, or whoever she wants to be.  But her prisoners have a job for her freedom: Emperor Ashravan was almost killed by an assassin and has been left without consciousness.  Shai must forge a soul for him so he will once again be the emperor.

The Emperor’s Soul is a great example of riveting story and enthralling fantasy, a perfect example of why Sanderson is one of our best fantasy writers writing today.

Originally written on December 4, 2012 ©Alex C. Telander.

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