Cover Lover is hosted/thought up by Hannah from Once Upon a Time! I’m just riding the naff rainbow love ;-).
A heretic thief is the empire’s only hope in this fascinating tale that inhabits the same world as the popular novel, Elantris.
Shai is a Forger, a foreigner who can flawlessly copy and re-create any item by rewriting its history with skillful magic. Condemned to death after trying to steal the emperor’s scepter, she is given one opportunity to save herself. Though 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.
Probing deeply into his life, she discovers Emperor Ashravan’s truest nature—and the opportunity to exploit it. Her only possible ally is one who is truly loyal to the emperor, but councilor Gaotona must overcome his prejudices to understand that Shai’s forgery is as much artistry as it is deception.
Brimming with magic and political intrigue, this deftly woven fantasy delves into the essence of a living spirit. — Goodreads.com
So I just got The Emperor’s Soul in the mail this week, and it was one of those books that I had to buy a copy just to own the pretty and have it on my shelf :D. I love the tapestry style of the design, and combined with the summary, I’m just so freaking excited to read this book, I just can’t contain it squeeeeee! Have you read The Emperor’s Soul yet? I know I’ve been seeing it on a lot of people’s lists recently, so I would love to hear what you think!