|"Yangchen's inexperience may prove to be her greatest asset ..."|
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The Dawn of Yangchen is the third novel in the Chronicles of the Avatar series written by F. C. Yee and the first to focus on the life of Avatar Yangchen. The novel illuminates her journey from uncertain young woman to revered leader. The novel is due to be released on July 19, 2022.
Yangchen's inexperience may prove to be her greatest asset ...
Plagued by the voices of Avatars before her for as long as she can remember, Yangchen has not yet earned the respect felt for Avatar Szeto, her predecessor. In an era where loyalty is bought rather than earned, she has little reason to trust her counsel. When Yangchen travels to Bin-Er in the Earth Kingdom on political business, a chance encounter with an informant named Kavik leads to a wary partnership. Bin-Er is a city ruled by corrupt shang merchants who have become resentful of the mercurial Earth King and his whims. To extract themselves from his influence, the shangs have one solution in mind: a mysterious weapon of mass destruction that would place power squarely in their hands. As Yangchen and Kavik seek to thwart the shangs' plan, their unlikely friendship deepens. But for Yangchen to chart her course as a singularly powerful Avatar, she must learn to rely on her own wisdom above all else.
This propulsive third installment in the Chronicles of the Avatar series illuminates Avatar Yangchen’s journey from uncertain young woman to revered leader.
- Barnes & Noble will release an exclusive edition of the book with eight extra pages containing character art and a cut scene with commentary by F. C. Yee.
- Like the two previous installments, an audiobook from Blackstone Publishing is set to be released on Audible.
- Like the first two novels in the Chronicles of the Avatar series, The Dawn of Yangchen was written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, the co-creator and executive producer of the TV series.
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- Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Dawn of Yangchen (The Yangchen Novels Book 1). AbramsBooks.com. Retrieved on March 24, 2022.
- The Dawn of Yangchen: Avatar, The Last Airbender (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Chronicles of the Avatar Book 3). Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com). Retrieved on March 27, 2022.
- Avatar, the Last Airbender: The Dawn of Yangchen on Audible. Audible. Retrieved on April 9, 2022.