Hey DFT, could you share a link to your source for the new TRoS preview? The Amazon one only covers the prologue, first chapter, and epilogue. Kassilon mentioned that someone found a workaround to get the preview to extend to chapter 5, although it generally doesn't show up. If that is the case though, everything taken from chapters beyond the prologue, the first chapter, and the epilogue is considered a leak and should be immediately removed from the wiki.
It is definitely part of the regular preview and actually super easy to access. In essence, Amazon limits the number of pages one can view as part of the preview, while the prologue, chapter 1-5, and epilogue are part of the preview pool of pages. If one starts to read the preview from the beginning, they only reach up to chapter two or three as they exhaust the max number of pages.
One can access chapter 5 by simply using the search bar when reading the preview for the first time. Just log into an amazon conto or access amazon through an adress where the max number of preview pages have not yet been exhausted, then search for the title of chapter five, or "Fire Lord Yosor" or something similar (which is mentioned in chapter 5). The preview then jumps to that point, and one can read said part of the preview. In return, one can read much less of the prologue, and the earlier chapters.
When I first searched, I did not look for Yosor - I didn't know their name yet. I was looking for Chaeryu, of whom I knew from Kassilon's edits. Chaeryu is mentioned not just in the epilogue, but also in chapter 5, shortly before Yosor.
By the way, other previews for books on Amazon actually function similarily. Many novels provide quite long previews which you access in the same way. So I doubt that it is a coding bug.
After a discussion about this, the hoops one has to jump through did land us on the side of considering the info of chapter 4 and 5 to be leaks; the dumb luck in finding it doesn't mean that it was meant to be found. No one is in trouble for adding that information, but we're going to hold off till the official release. The minute the book drops, it can be added again. I do apologize for the inconvenience this causes you, and I do want to make it perfectly clear that your effort to immediately add the information is greatly appreciated.
True. When the preview is online again, and one can still access chapter 4 and 5, we would also know that it is indeed part of the legitimate preview. If the chapters are not included, we would know that it was an accidental leak.
Considering that this book has less pages than the previous book and that the previous book's preview only contained part of one chapter (if I remember correctly), so many available chapters this time seems wrong to me. If this book had more pages, okay, sure, but it doesn't, so it is very weird that they would put out so much content plus even the epilogue.
If i may so, I think that F.C. Yee's backstory for the Yangchen's predecessor is a great idea, and really different from all other Avatars we know so far. I am very happy that he was chosen to write the Kyoshi novels; they greatly enriched the canon. In addition, one can see how much care he puts into writing to adhere to the existing canon. He even correctly used "pig chicken" to refer to the picken in the Fire Nation.