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F. C. Yee’s The Rise of Kyoshi delves into the story of Kyoshi, the Earth Kingdom–born Avatar. The longest-living Avatar in this beloved world’s history, Kyoshi established the brave and respected Kyoshi Warriors, but also founded the secretive Dai Li, which led to the corruption, decline, and fall of her own nation. The first of two novels based on Kyoshi, The Rise of Kyoshi maps her journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice who is still feared and admired centuries after she became the Avatar.
About the Author
F. C. Yee grew up in New Jersey and went to school in New England. His first book with Abrams, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, released in 2017 to critical acclaim and four starred reviews. He currently lives and writes in Denver, Colorado. Michael Dante DiMartino is co-creator and executive producer of the Avatar series and the author of Rebel Genius.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This novel is exactly what the World of Avatar needed! The level of depth and connection it offers is brilliant. As a fan it is super fun to hear references to people and places from The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra in this new in depth format. Everything from the Beifong Family, the King of Omashu before Bumi, the Fortunetellers Bone Cracking method, and how the Airbenders are a part of the world. This novel is really descriptive and builds upon the World of Avatar and introduces us to new likable characters by telling the story of one of the greatest Avatars; Kyoshi! I can't wait for the sequel!
As an Avtar fan, I can honestly say that this book captured the unique style and feel of the Avatar Universe in all its glory. The only thing that makes this feat all the more amazing is that it did so with nothing but words. This book built an entire story complete with interesting characters, dynamics, action, and romance and left me wanting more once I read the last page! Its been a long time since I have enjoyed a book this much, if ever. When I first purchased this book, I did so out of obligation to keep up with the Avatar universe and all of its adaptions. But wow, I am amazed by how much this book has touched me. If you are an ATLA or TLOK fan and want to immerse yourself into the world of Avatar once again then this book is perfect for you. I can promise you that you won't be disappointed.