The Rise of Kyoshi

The Rise of Kyoshi

Book - 2019
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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.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, [2019]
ISBN: 9781419735042
1419735047
Branch Call Number: YA FIC YEE
Characteristics: 442 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: DiMartino, Michael Dante - Creator
Alternative Title: Avatar the last airbender

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booksmile
Nov 05, 2020

Really intriguing, loved to get backstory for Kyoshi. Author did a good job of getting across the awkwardness of being too tall/big (esp. as a girl). Also I love that they made Kyoshi Bi!!!
Warning: quite a bit more death and graphic violence than the cartoons! Kinda R-rated on the violence aspect.

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jonahdrake
Aug 03, 2020

In a small town in the out-lands of the Earth Kingdom, the search for the new Avatar longs, as thousands of children fail the test to identify for the new Avatar. The world is getting unstable with all of the political conflicts within the world, and it needs the Avatar to bring balance. The Avatar is the bridge between the spirit world and the physical world, with the ability to master all four elements, water, fire, earth, and air. There is only one of them in the world, and after they die, they are reincarnated into another human. The test was to have a child pick out four toys/relics from a pile of hundreds of them, and the Avatar would pick a specific four every time. The four toys are the favorite of the past Avatars. One day, Kelsang, one of the testers saw a tall orphan girl and decided to let her pick a toy from the pile. She picked one of the four relics of the Avatars, the clay turtle. This was the first of many signs that Kyoshi could be the next Avatar. Nine years later it was revealed that the supposedly named Avatar Yun was not the Avatar, and it was Kyoshi. She set out to find the best teachers to learn the elements. She only had one lead, which was her mother's journal about a gang that her parents formed, an army that Kyoshi could use to find a teacher.

I think this was a great addition to the Avatar series, and it connects a lot to the next Avatars story in the show “Avatar The Last Airbender.” In the show, they tell stories about the last Avatar, Avatar Kyoshi and her abilities but in the book we get to read about her story in more detail. I wish they made more novels on the Avatar, because it is an amazing concept with such a good lore. The original and new creators have linked the shows and books so accurately and you can find lots of hidden meanings in them! I really enjoyed this book. I would suggest this book to ages 12+, because thee text is easy to understand, and there are a couple of good descriptive vocabulary words.

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selene9
Mar 27, 2020

Awesome addition to the Avatar lore. The conflict is thought provoking and enjoyable, great read for anyone who loved the TV series

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Apr 17, 2020

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AmmarZaghloul2002
Oct 03, 2020

Violence: Characters killed in multiple brutal manners, resulting in burns, wounds, blood, broken bones, death and massacres all brought up. A scene where a torture is described is also present.

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miraellie
Apr 17, 2020

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Scene of a Spirit might be frightening for younger readers.

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miraellie
Apr 17, 2020

Violence: Battle scenes, scenes of characters dying with mention of blood but nothing overly graphic.

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miraellie
Apr 17, 2020

“What you do when no one is guiding you determines who you are.”

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