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Plot Update 14 Aug 2020

Long ago, the Four Nations lived in harmony; then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him the most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I found the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang, and although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he saves anybody. But I believe Aang can save the world … Read more ›

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Post by michelangelo on Sept 6, 2020 19:05:36 GMT -6

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Has anyone read the Kyoshi novels? If so do you recommend them? I kept up with the first set of Dark Horse ATLA comics, but haven't caught up with the latest comics and novels. Since I have a bit more free time than usual I'm considering catching up.
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Post by Kami on Sept 9, 2020 12:24:49 GMT -6

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I haven't personally read them yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about them, even from people who are generally very critical of the extended universe.
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Post by Ninavask on Sept 9, 2020 19:36:33 GMT -6

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I just finished Rise and started Shadow, it is very good though I've heard I'm not the most critical of judges when it comes to expanded canon works of established series apparently. The work they did to ground the books in a realistic and mature narrative while still doing what they can to keep it open to a wider reader demographic was really well done.


Also Kyoshi is a freaking badass and the book is just another reason I want to know more about older avatars and the world in general. 
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Post by michelangelo on Sept 11, 2020 10:40:32 GMT -6

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I just finished Rise and started Shadow, it is very good though I've heard I'm not the most critical of judges when it comes to expanded canon works of established series apparently. The work they did to ground the books in a realistic and mature narrative while still doing what they can to keep it open to a wider reader demographic was really well done.


Also Kyoshi is a freaking badass and the book is just another reason I want to know more about older avatars and the world in general. 
What is the writing style like? Does it read like young adult fiction or more like children's literature?
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Post by Ninavask on Sept 11, 2020 18:47:03 GMT -6

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It One hundred percent reads like a more mature YA novel. Kind of like reading a Star Wars novel which aren't usually classified as YA (Except the Young Jedi Knight Series) but don't often have super heavy tones. The Kyoshi novels do have some pretty heavy content in some spots though, so read like a more mature YA series. 

Although my understanding of the difference between YA and just regular novels can be a bit... minimal in most cases. As i've seen, not read, some YA classified books that make me squeamish to think about in their content. And other racy adult novels that I don't even blink at the content.
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Post by michelangelo on Sept 14, 2020 22:16:12 GMT -6

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Yeah I feel the YA/Novel distinction can be very blurry. 

Thanks for the info! 
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Post by Ninavask on Sept 15, 2020 21:51:57 GMT -6

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Can confirm, just finished both Rise of Kyoshi and Shadow of Kyoshi and both are excellent. Shadow has its weaknesses but still quite good. I feel they can be classified as a standard Fiction Novel. 
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