The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A failed assassination attempt leaves the Emperor in a coma. Shai's chance to escape execution comes when she is asked to create a forgery of his soul. Slowly she gets to know Gaotona and learns of his hopes that the Emperor would have lived up to his expectations for the young man he mentored. Realizing the other Greats will have her killed after she completes the forgery of the Emperor's soul she makes plans to escape.
She risk going to the Emperor in order to make sure her forgery works and then leaves the book detailing her actions with Gaotona, who burns it after reading it. Shai makes good her escape and plans to hunt down those who wronged her at a later date.
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