The Emperor’s Soul
Ah, Sanderson. You’ve done it again!
I love Orientalist literature and absolutely adore the kind of fantasy Sanderson creates in his books. It’s dark and mysterious and always well experimented/researched leaving no second out of entertainment. This is a mix of both and so well balanced. There is no fantasy author I’ve read who experiments with concepts like death and soul so tactfully and amazingly as Sanderson always manages to do. The bad ass characters and swash buckling scenes all shoot straight at a masterpiece.
I wish he keeps on writing such novellas for people like me who can not get their hands on his hard/paperbacks so easily.