- Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rise of Kyoshi
- F.C. Yee
- Michael Dante DiMartino
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rise of Kyoshi is a novel prequel to the popular animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. It tells the story of Avatar Kyoshi—a recurring character of the series and a predecessor to Avatar Aang—about how she went from an (spoiler alert) orphan servant girl to one of the most feared Avatar.
I never expected a prequel novel to be so exciting to read. It leads you from one surprise to another. To quote DiMartino, the co-creator of the franchise,
Any prequel story presents a unique challenge, […] [s]ince the reader already knows how things eventually turn out, they are one step ahead of the hero.
Nonetheless, I was drawn in the story with all the new characters who shaped the fearsome Avatar we know. As the events unfold, I am constantly amazed at how they fit in the blank of the original story.
Though, as it is a prequel story, watching the original show is a must.
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