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Chronicles of the Avatar[1] is a series of novels that is part of the Avatar Legends franchise and published by Amulet Books. The first four novels were written by F. C. Yee with advisement from Michael Dante DiMartino,[2] while the fifth volume is written by Randy Ribay.[3]

With the continued success of the Avatar franchise, The Rise of Kyoshi was published on July 16, 2019, serving as the origin story of Avatar Kyoshi. A sequel book, The Shadow of Kyoshi was published on July 21, 2020, and completed the storyline from the previous novel.[4] A third book, The Dawn of Yangchen, was published on July 19, 2022, the first novel in the series to focus on the life of Avatar Yangchen.[5] A second Yangchen novel, The Legacy of Yangchen, was released on July 18, 2023.[6] The fifth volume of the series, The Reckoning of Roku, will be released on July 23, 2024.[3]

The Rise of Kyoshi[]

Main article: The Rise of Kyoshi

The Rise of Kyoshi takes place 396 years prior to the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and it follows Kyoshi through her teenage and young adult years, mapping her journey from a girl of humble origins in Yokoya Port to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after her death, as well as touching upon her bisexuality.[7] The first installment of the Kyoshi duology is comprised of 32 chapters and 448 pages in its hardcover edition.

The Shadow of Kyoshi[]

Main article: The Shadow of Kyoshi

The Shadow of Kyoshi is the second novel in the Kyoshi duology. It picks up almost two years after the events of The Rise of Kyoshi,[8] and follows Kyoshi as she attempts to keep peace across the four nations, confronting a mysterious threat from the Spirit World. The book is comprised of 27 chapters, a Prologue, and an epilogue, and 352 pages.

The Dawn of Yangchen[]

Main article: The Dawn of Yangchen

The Dawn of Yangchen is the third novel in the Chronicles of the Avatar series and the first to focus on the life of Avatar Yangchen. The book illuminates her journey from uncertain young woman to revered leader, following her and her partner Kavik to Bin-Er, an Earth Kingdom city ruled by corrupt shang merchants who have become resentful of the mercurial Earth King and his whims. The third installment is comprised of 336 pages.[5]

The Legacy of Yangchen[]

Main article: The Legacy of Yangchen

The Legacy of Yangchen is the fourth Chronicles novel and serves as the sequel to The Dawn of Yangchen.[6]

The Reckoning of Roku[]

Main article: The Reckoning of Roku

The Reckoning of Roku is the fifth Chronicles novel and focuses on Avatar Roku. It will be released on July 23, 2024.[3]




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