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The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson
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Oct 12, 12

it was amazing
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Read from October 11 to 12, 2012

This is a great novella that feels like a full novel. As usual with Sanderson, the characters feel real, the magic system is intricate and well-thought-out, and most importantly everything works together to form a rich world and an interesting plot that could only exist in that world; everything is a piece of a puzzle and none could be transplanted elsewhere.

I think this may be the perfect introduction to Sanderson's work for those who have not read him, as the story contains pretty much everything that characterizes his writing in a much shorter form. It can be hard to expect a new (or skeptical) reader to dive into a long novel like Mistborn or The Way of Kings, but a 6 hour read is an easy sell, and sure to hook anyone who might like the rest of his work. I may purchase a second copy just to lend out.

Well done, Mr. Sanderson, I am continually impressed by your masterful creativity.
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