Review: The Empire’s Soul

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Date Started: 01-09-2019
Date Finished:01-09-2019
Pages: 106
Star Rating: ✪✪✪


Synopsis from Goodreads

A heretic thief is the empire’s only hope in this fascinating tale that inhabits the same world as the popular novel, Elantris.

Shai is a Forger, a foreigner who can flawlessly copy and re-create any item by rewriting its history with skilful magic. Condemned to death after trying to steal the emperor’s sceptre, she is given one opportunity to save herself. Though her skill as a Forger is considered an abomination by her captors, Shai will attempt to create a new soul for the emperor, who is almost dead.


My thoughts

This story is just enough, I felt like I didn’t need any more.

Brandon Sanderson does really well getting the reader feel like the story is complete in such a short story.

There was a lot of character development with Shai and councillor Gaotona. The premise and magic system in this book is something which is unique and was the first I had read of forgery done in this way.

I am glad I read this short story and even though, in my opinion it doesn’t add to any of the series, the story is a good one to read.




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