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I read Elantris and really liked it. I now have Emperor's Soul. I'm about 50 pages in and am not a fan of it. I was wondering if it was worth finishing or not.

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I would recommend finishing it, because it actually has a very satisfying ending. This novella could have effect on future books set on Sel.

There is always another secret.

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Also the fact that it is about 150 pages long maximum, so it's not like a big time sink. (There's an action scene or two at the end as well, if that interests you.)

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Oddly I liked TES more than Elantris. For sure finish it your already 1/3 of the way through!

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Definitely keep pushing through! You'll love the ending. Brandon's shorter works seem to start a bit slow (at least for me) and then you gradually start getting into it and before you know it, you've finished reading! I really do enjoy The Emperor's Soul. If Edgedancer didn't exist, it would be my favorite Sanderson novella. 

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Whenever I get bored with a book, I always look for spoilers to see if there's anything awesome to look forward to. Here's a minor one for the Emperor's Soul:

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There will be fight scenes near the end. They are pretty awesome.

 

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Does it just start too slow for you? If that's your problem then I'd agree with you, but I absolutely love the story. The characters are very compelling, and the story definitely picks up. I agree with @StormingTexan, because the story is fascinating to me.

Also, because while Elantris is good both Serene and Raoden are a little unbelievable to me because they're so hyper competent. Bad at nothing and perfectly suited for every situation they face, kinda takes away from the story for me. In a world full of flawed people they're pretty much alone, except for Hrathen.

 

My recommendation if you hate slow stories is never pick up Lisey's Story by Stephen King. Super slow... 

 

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Depends why you dislike it.  It's a very different style than Elantris, but one that I personally found to be even better.

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I thought that the book was better in terms of pace than Elantris. The ending does satisfy and the low page count makes it a great novella overall.

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