The Emperor's Soul

  • by Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by Angela Lin
  • 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy and co-author of the final three books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series comes the tale of a heretic thief who is the only hope for the survival of an empire.
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? Read by Angela Lin.

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Now I have your attention, don't buy this book because it is the first story in Brandon Sanderson's collection of stories Arcanum Unbounded, luckily it just cost me a credit to find out.

The story itself is really good as is so much of his work so enjoy it, just in the right place.

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- Zen

Beautiful stand-alone story

Where does The Emperor's Soul rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This would rate as one of my favorite independent stories from Brandon Sanderson.


What did you like best about this story?

Once again Brandon creates a comfortable universe in to which he just drops you. Carefully introducing characters - and yet another unique form of magic - so as not to lose the reader\listener. Some books can be too much too soon, or leave the reader wondering what is going on. Not this one. Beautifully paced you are hooked from the outset and drawn along with the main character. With clever twists, drama and humour, this book has it all. Also, considering the majority of the story takes place in the confines of one room, it is fantastically written to keep you engaged throughout.


What about Angela Lin’s performance did you like?

As this was my first listen to a story performed by Angela Lin, I can't compare to any of her other readings. Needless to say this was brilliantly done. Characters were believable and the flow to the story was flawlessly maintained.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

As a short one off story I did complete this in one sitting quite comfortably. In all honesty, I was left wanting more!


Any additional comments?

Yet again a shining example of why Brandon Sanderson is one of the best writers of today.

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- Philip

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-03-2013
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group