October 31, 2021

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels Book 1) by F.C. Yee and Michael Dante DiMartino

 Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels Book 1) by F.C. Yee and Michael Dante DiMartino
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Format: Audiobook
Publisher: Amulet Books


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The original Avatar the Last Airbender cartoon series has always been a favorite of mine, so it was fun to listen to a book that revealed the backstory of one of the biggest characters in the show. For those who might have wondered how Kyoshi was discovered, what her childhood was like, how she got her trademark fans and war paint, this book is for you! 


Nancy Wu is a great narrator and brought the story to life with her voice. It would be cool if they did this for some of the other well-known Avatars as well (Wan, Yang Chen, Kuruk, and Roku to be specific). As a note, a lot of references in the shows finally made sense when Avatar Kyoshi was revealed to be bisexual in this book. 

I loved seeing the relationship between Rangi and Kyoshi grow, and how Kyoshi cultivated her own little “Team Avatar”. 

Will be jumping straight into the next book, The Shadow of Kyoshi to learn what happens next.

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