|"Justice begins with one woman."|
|— Caption for The Rise of Kyoshi.|
The Rise of Kyoshi is the first novel in a two-part series written by F. C. Yee chronicling the life of Avatar Kyoshi, taking place 396 years prior to the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The book largely follows Kyoshi through her teenage and young adult years, mapping her journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after her death, as well as touching upon her bisexuality. It was released on July 16, 2019, with the sequel, The Shadow of Kyoshi, due to be released on July 21, 2020.
After nine years of desperate searching for the next Avatar, the discovery of young, charming Avatar Yun has brought stability to the four nations—that is, until Earth Kingdom-born Kyoshi, Yun's unassuming friend and servant, demonstrates remarkable bending during a mission to the South Pole. With the identity of the true Avatar at stake and the growing unrest among her allies turning into violence, Kyoshi is forced to flee the Avatar mansion with her fiery friend Rangi, taking little more than the metal war fans and headdress her parents left behind.
It isn't easy finding Avatar training on the run, but Kyoshi and Rangi find unlikely supporters in the daofei: ragtag criminals and outlaws living in the shadows of the Earth Kingdom. Torn between following the traditional path of an Avatar and seeking vengeance for those she has last, Kyoshi struggles to accept her newfound power as she trains in secret. But while Kyoshi, Rangi, and her daofei friends face off against brutal underworld rivals, those who seek to control the Avatar draw ever closer to her, leaving trails of the dead in their wake.
The story behind the longest-living Avatar in the history of this beloved world, The Rise of Kyoshi maps Kyoshi's journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after becoming the Avatar.
- ↑ Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 16, 2019). The Rise of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
- ↑ Christian Holub (July 16, 2019). How The Rise of Kyoshi YA novel finds new things to love about Avatar: The Last Airbender. EW.com. Retrieved on October 24, 2019.
- ↑ Avatar: The Rise of Kyoshi (Hardcover). Abrams Children's Books (August 29, 2018). Retrieved on August 29, 2018.
- ↑ AVATAR, THE LAST AIRBENDER: THE SHADOW OF KYOSHI (THE KYOSHI NOVELS BOOK 2). AbramsBooks.com. Retrieved on August 22, 2019.