The Emperor's Soul

The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson A very strong 3.5 stars. There are admittedly some very interesting ideas and characters at play here; they are just not given the time or exposure to evolve into something truly great. This is a novella that could work even better expanded into a real, full-length novel. As it is, it's a bit to short to really go into any kind of depth, but it has the trademark Sanderson creativity and ingenuity in spades.