Short (adj.): A word one does not typically ascribe to the work of Brandon Sanderson.
Perfect State is a novella by Brandon Sanderson that is almost all action and very little slow-burn worldbuilding that we usually get with his full-length novels. The story even feels different from other Cosmere stories.
The story follows Kairominas, an emperor who has defeated all his opposition and is now rather… bored. I don’t want to say much more than that because this is a short book I’ll allow you to discover the story’s progression and conclusion.
But I will say this: It ended with an opening for a follow-up. I would pick up the second part if Sanderson released a sequel. Go ahead, Mr. Sanderson. Release a sequel. I dare you ;)
If you’re looking for something short to carry you over between reads, give this one a shot.