The Emperor's Soul

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  1. Polegnyn Nemeara

    Polegnyn Nemeara Aes Sedai

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    Anyone know if Sanderson is working on a series devoted to his The Emperor's Soul novella included in Arcanum Unbound?

    ETA: Is Elantris the book I’m looking for?

    Eta^2: Apparently the two happen in the same world but are different magic systems. So to rephrase my original question, is Sanderson working on anything with the same or similar magic system as The Emperor's Soul?
     
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  2. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Not that I have heard about. But then again last I looked his upcoming projects section of his website hadn't been updated in a while.
     
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    I’m not even seeing an Upcoming section to his website :scratch
     
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    As far as I'm aware, the sequel to Elantris will deal with new lands, possibly including the Rose Empire from the novella. The magic systems are super similar, so there has to be some kind of overlap there.

    Some WoB stuff regarding the book:
    • Emperor's Soul is set after Elantris, but not too long after. It is before Mistborn.
    • The Emperor's Soul is set after Elantris, but not so far that the characters from Elantris would not still be around.
    • "Yeah. I'm going to do some more full books. I'd like to get Shai into things a little bit more, but I don't wanna ruin The Emperor's Soul by writing a bad sequel. Mmhmm, you know, it just turned out so well."
    • "I might have Shai do cameos in other stories, though."
    • Hoid shows up in a deleted scene, and is referenced in the story.
    • "You will find out more about [the Rose Empire] eventually. But it's not my main project right now. We'll see how it happens eventually."
    • "The fun about that is that you should go look at the map commissioned, the one Isaac drew, that's done by the Derethi and see how they view the Rose Empire and where they put it on their map. And then you'll eventually get a map of the whole world, and let's just say they don't have a really accurate representation of the world and their place in it. As was very common for a lot of early societies, early European maps are hilarious."
    • Map.