Friday, December 26, 2014

The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson

Shai is a Forger, a foreigner who can flawlessly copy and re-create any item by rewriting its history with skillful magic. Though condemned to death after trying to steal the emperor's sceptre, she is given one opportunity to save herself. Despite the fact that 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 from the attack of assassins.
Skillfully deducing the machinations of her captors, Shai needs a perfect plan to escape. The fate of the empire lies in one impossible task. Is it possible to create a forgery of a soul so convincing that it is better than the soul itself?
From Goodreads.

This is quite short, only 128 pages but a lot happens in that time. The idea of soulstamps is new and interesting. It means to change something to what it was or can be but it is not easy as it is not possible to change something from what it is to something completely different. Shai is a brilliant forger, as it is called, but even for her the task she has been set is almost impossible. This is all happening at the Emperor's court so there is a lot of political intrigue going on but luckily not too much. 

This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Novel Books & Reading Challenges Tower Teams III
A Million More Pages Hogwarts Challenge
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: December-January Mini Challenge
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Castle Scavenger Hunt

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