The Emperor's Soul

The Emperor's Soul

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by Brandon Sanderson
     
 

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WINNER, 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella!<br />Nominee, 2013 World Fantasy Award for Novella!<br /><br />From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor's Soul showcases a fascinating magic system as the clock ticks down for a condemned criminal.<br /><br />When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her… See more details below

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WINNER, 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella!<br />Nominee, 2013 World Fantasy Award for Novella!<br /><br />From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor's Soul showcases a fascinating magic system as the clock ticks down for a condemned criminal.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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 councillor, Gaotona, who struggles to understand her true talent.<br /><br />Time is running out for Shai. Forging, while deducing the motivations of her captors, she needs a perfect plan to escape…<br /><br />--------------------<br /><br />A note from the publisher: Brandon will send a free copy of this ebook to anyone who purchased the Tachyon Publications trade paperback. See the title page in the ebook preview for details.

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Fantasy & Science Fiction - Charles de Lint
Sanderson proves to be an exceptionally talented writer in the pages of this book. ... His characters are fascinating and fully realized. ... The Emperor's Soul is one of those rare high fantasies that feels fresh and is filled with a sense of wonder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015920475
Publisher:
Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
21,544
File size:
1 MB

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Brandon Sanderson has published seven solo novels with Tor—Elantris, the Mistborn books, Warbreaker, and The Way of Kings—as well as four books in the middle-grade Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians series from Scholastic. He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series; 2009’s The Gathering Storm and 2010’s Towers of Midnight were followed by the final book, A Memory of Light, in 2013. His newest Mistborn novel, The Alloy of Law, was released in November 2011. Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

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