The Shadow of Kyoshi is the second novel in a two-part series written by F. C. Yee chronicling the early life of Avatar Kyoshi. Picking up almost two years after the events of The Rise of Kyoshi,[1] the book follows Kyoshi as she attempts to keep peace across the four nations, confronting a mysterious threat from the Spirit World. The novel was released on July 21, 2020.[2]


Kyoshi's place as the true Avatar has finally been cemented—but at a heavy cost. With her mentors gone, Kyoshi voyages across the Four Nations, struggling to keep the peace. But while her reputation grows, a mysterious threat emerges from the Spirit World. To stop it, Kyoshi, Rangi, and their reluctant allies must join forces before the Four Nations are destroyed irreparably. This thrilling follow-up continues Kyoshi's journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after becoming the Avatar.[2]


1. "Unfinished Business"
2. "The Invitation"
3. "Past Lives"
4. "The Reunion"
5. "Cultural Diplomacy"
6. "The Performance"
7. "The Headmistress"
8. "Ancient History"
9. "The Crash"
10. "Aftermath"
11. "The Ritual"
12. "The Fire Sage"
13. "Spiritual Exercises"
14. "The Message"
15. "Interlude: Survival"
16. "Resignation"
17. "Weakness"
18. "Escalation"
19. "The Companion"
20. "The Edge"
21. "Shapes of Life and Death"
22. "Housecleaning"
23. "Second Chances"
24. "Lost Friends"
25. "Interlude: The Man From The Spirit World"
26. "Home Again"
27. "The Meeting"


In addition to a physical copy of the book, an audiobook from Blackstone Publishing narrated by Nancy Wu was released digitally on Audible.[3]


  • Every pose or stance that's given a proper name in the book is from Hung Gar Kung Fu, which was also the main influence for earthbending in the show.[4]
  • Copies of the book from Barnes & Noble were mistakenly sold a week before the official release date in some areas.


  1. Yee, F. C. (author), DiMartino, Michael Dante (author). (July 21, 2020). Chapter One, "Unfinished Business". The Shadow of Kyoshi. Amulet Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels Book 2). Retrieved on August 22, 2019.
  3. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi. Audible. Retrieved on July 28, 2020.
  4. Yee, F.C. (January 23, 2020). Any pose or stance that's given a proper name would be drawing from standard Hung Gar Kung Fu. Twitter. Retrieved on June 23, 2020.
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