News: Emperor’s Soul Release Date

“Thief but with a Sanderson twist…”

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Age: YA+

Released: 1st November 2012 (UK version)

Brandon Sanderson ensures that magic is kept alive with this short novella. It features a completely new character, albeit one with an interesting magic ability. From the blurb, I’m somehow heavily reminded of Warbreaker.

I assume that it is imported only from the US, published by Tachyon Publications, with a high price tag. This book only has 190 pages, but pushes the price point at £12.50.

Order the Legion and Emperor’s Soul book.


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. Probing deeply into his life, she discovers Emperor Ashravan’s truest nature — and the opportunity to exploit it.

Her only possible ally is one who is truly loyal to the emperor, but councillor Gaotona must overcome his prejudices to understand that Shai’s forgery is as much artistry as it is deception. Brimming with magic and political intrigue, this deftly woven fantasy delves into the essence of a living spirit.


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