Avatar, the Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi
Hardcover | 336 pages
An instant USA Today and New York Times bestseller!
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.
Staff pick by Carlos:
"Set hundreds of years before the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kyoshi was an orphaned servant girl working for Avatar Yun. However, when it is discovered that Kyoshi is the real Avatar and Yun is a fraud, the broken world scrambles for power and allegiance as dark spirits feed on the imbalance and threaten to plunge the physical world into chaos. A legend within the fandom, Avatar Kyoshi's story is filled with political turmoil and tragedy that even fans of the show will be shocked (and eager) to read."
Recommended for: Fans of the Poppy War series and Demon Slayer.