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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 2 (The Promise #2)

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  8,157 ratings  ·  166 reviews
The Avatar's greatest adventure continues!

Aang and Katara work tirelessly to prevent a dispute between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei that could plunge the world back into war! Meanwhile, Sokka helps Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders!
Paperback, 76 pages
Published May 30th 2012 by Dark Horse Books
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Ronyell
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Introduction:

After reading part one of “Avatar the Last Airbender: The Promise,” I was excited to check out the second part of this fantastic series and I was definitely not disappointed by the results of this volume!

What is this story about?

In this volume, after Fire Lord Zuko turns down the Harmony Restoration Movement for the Earth Kingdom, there seems to be an impeding war brewing between Zuko and Earth King Kuei and it is up to Aang and Katara to prevent that war from happening! Meanw
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Danny Phanton
Leído para el 2015 Reading Challenge #40. Una novela gráfica.

¡Woooooooow! No, ¿cómo puede acabar así? Se viene otra guerra, omfg. Creo que hubo mucho relleno y cosas que nada que ver, pero el final fue bastante bueno y me Toph y Sokka<3 siempre haciendo reír.

A leer el último \o/.
Faye
This was pretty enjoyable, but still had the sickeningly sweet romance that was in the first book. And there were some other small things I didn't like.

Katara and Aang still call each other sweetie, and Katara even gets jealous when they go to a fan club for Aang, full of excited, squealy girls. Based on what I saw from the TV show, I doubt that the romanca would move from a random kiss to calling each other those sorts of names. Nobody really uses those terms when they're in a relationship. Ol
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Dzemo Sh
I really love these Avatar graphic-novels. They're a great way to dive back into the world of The Last Airbender, and they're just very fun.

The story continues with Aang trying to calm tensions between the Fire Nation and the Earth Kingdom. Zuko is having struggles with his identity, while Katara is going through some jealous phases over other girls swooning over Aang.

On the more funny and lighthearted note, I really liked the Sokka and Toph story line. It was very refreshing and funny to read a
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Jessica Day
How could I not read and review a spin off series that takes place where Avatar's third season ended? I have loved the world of Avatar since I was a little kid watching it on the floor of my grandmother's living room. Needless to say, it holds a special place in my heart so I can get a little...obsessive. I'm very critical of any spin offs or fanfiction that stems from my favorite television show (in other words, I think that the M. Night Shyamalan version of Avatar was a disgrace). Still, I pas ...more
B.C.
I still hold that these are not as good as they would be if they were written and directed by the shows creators. Book 2 was much better than book 1. It was neat to see the characters a little more grown up (something I enjoy about LOK too).

Toph and Sokka are much closer to their characters in this book. Toph picking her nose was very funny. I loved that Sokka still cries for his Space Sword. I loved his motivational bending too, perfect Sokka.

Aang and Katara go to a fan club full of girls makin
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Kristen
I felt the characters in this were more true to the characters in the series. When I was reading the dialogue, I could hear their voices in my head because the way they said things actually was how they would have said it on TV.

I really liked how they handle the flash backs. The pictures are almost in a sepia color so it's very easy to distinguish them.

The characters all look a little taller, specifically Aang and Toph. I still think the "Sweetie" nickname from Aang to Katara is a little weird.
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LG (A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions)
This was, sadly, just as disappointing as Part 1. Once again, I felt it was too short. So many things could have been expanded upon and improved.

While I enjoyed getting a longer look at Toph's students and school, the tone of that storyline didn't seem to fit. Sokka, hoping to resolve the argument between Toph and the firebender teacher relatively peacefully, arranged for them to have a match to the sit. The students of the two schools would fight each other and try to force the teacher of the o
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Mathias
The comics following Aang's continued adventures are absolute perfection. Not only does each book move and unfold exactly like an episode of the show, it follows them so well I remember the events of the comics in my head as animated episodes. I hear the voices, see the action, everything. They remain that true to the show. As I've read The Promise and now The Search graphic novels, I sometimes have even displaced events from the comics as events that happened in the show. The writers and artist ...more
Federiken Masters
Dec 28, 2014 Federiken Masters rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Maestros Tierra
Recommended to Federiken by: Maestros Fuego
¿Escenas humorísticas muy bien logradas? Hay.
¿Personajes queribles y creíbles? Hay.
¿Tensión política y social y dilemas éticos? Hay.
¿Dibujos expresivos y diseños logradísimos? Hay.
Falta la música y un par de detallitos más y esto casi pasa por un capítulo de la serie original. Y eso siempre es una buena noticia.
Valerie Mechling
I loved spending more time with Team Avatar, but I had several issues with both parts of The Promise. The first is that Zuko acts out of character. After all he does to overcome his past, his family, and his own nature, these two graphic novels undo. Going to Ozai for advice? Gah. Secondly, do Aang and Katara really have to call each other "sweetie" that much? At least they could come up with a variety of "oogie" nicknames, rather than both using the same one, so often. But I enjoyed the artwork ...more
Chrissy♥Dev
I love every second of this novel. I cant get enough f the avatar universe and I'm pretty sure I secretly harbor a crush on Sokka and Zuko.
Followng the events of the first novel, both earth and fire nations are stating a new war over the state of Yu Dao, as it has both fire and earth nation residence. Neither will back down and once again the avatar must find a way to find peace and restore harmony.
In other places Toph's metal bending school is in full swing as herself and sokka were able to fi
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Virginia
Whooo! The tension ratchets up even more in the middle volume of this trilogy. I liked this one much more than the first volume (if only because it continues the story). I can't wait until September. :D

Oh, I just realized that I didn't write anything about the plot or themes or whatnot. I liked this issue better because it delved more into identity, the complexities of leading nations, multiracial/national peoples, and the rights of individuals vs. nations. There are complex problems after facin
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
An improvement from the first part but Aang and Katara calling each other Sweetie gives me the oogies.


(But dat Avatar Aang fan club tho).

Joseph R.
The gang goes to see Earth King Kuei to broker a meeting with Fire Lord Zuko over the halted repatriation of Fire Nation colonies. On the way, Sokka and Toph stop off at Toph's metalbending academy to check on things. Metalbending is an advanced form of earthbending that is virtually unknown. Her three students are ready to leave the school, mostly because the firebending teacher who used the school earlier is back with his students. Sokka talks them out of a death-match over the building (which ...more
NerdyBirdie
This is my review to the second installment in The Promise Trilogy by Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, and Gurihiru (the Artist), which is known as The Promise, Part Two.

I have to admit, the characters are surprisingly accurate in this series so far. That’s what’s probably got me more on the series than anything else. But for some odd reason, I feel like Zuko is drawn completely different than all the other characters in the graphic novels compared to how he looks in the
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Kayla
The Gaang is back in this second installment to a trilogy of graphic novels. The art and characters are as beautiful and captivating as ever! It's wonderful to see how Aang and his crew are doing after the conclusion of the television series. If you're a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, you should get your hands on this second installment of The Promise. If you've yet to see the TV show, you're missing out on so much fun, adventure, and excitement!

What I really liked about this book was gettin
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Rachel
This is a review of the set of three Promise graphic novels. The graphic novel continues with the young heroes having to make adult decisions and realizing that everything is not so cut and dry. Zuko, always full of conflict, is the first to admit the complexities of the situation, and turns to others for advice. The perspectives of the others from former Team Avatar of what Zuko is doing are understandable given their age, and Zuko did a horrible job explaining his position. He needs some commu ...more
Tung
I am a huge fan of this series that aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons. The series takes place in a universe inhabited by four primary cultures tied to the four basic elements (fire, water, air, and earth). In this universe, certain people are gifted with the ability to “bend” their culture’s element; that is, they can manipulate the element in order to attack, defend, move, heal, etc. (e.g. earthbending might be used to cause the dirt at your feet to form a giant shield in front of you). Ev ...more
Julie Decker
Toph's metalbending school is coming under criticism and attack, so Sokka helps her train her few students to stop a hostile takeover. Aang and Katara try to reason with the Earth King, whose well-meaning attempts to push peace may be about to start a war. And Zuko is now starting to internalize lessons from his father--not such a great idea if they had to put the guy in prison for almost destroying the world. Despite the previous Fire Lord insisting that a Fire Lord's opinion is what MAKES some ...more
Jessica Harmon
I read these books too quickly. They barely take as long as watching an episode. But the story is interesting and the art is quality. I have no complaint except that it's over too quickly. I feel like I need to slow down and examine the pictures closely to get the most enjoyment. I like that the story they are telling is full of complexity. What's right is not always what's right for everyone. And that creates conflict. The Fire Nation colonists have made there homes in the Earth Nation. Should ...more
Rayne
Score: 3.5

Hmmm. Almost nothing of real importance happened. And there's was just too much unnecessary drama. But I laughed and Zuko's conflict is interesting. I liked it and I want to see what happens next. September is way too far away.
Ashley D--
The plot thickens in part two. I only just read all three parts in the last hour, and I have a hard time separating the volumes because they all flow incredibly well. I thought I'd only read one or two volumes, but I couldn't resist. Too compelling!

While many readers will find only a fun story in The Promise, it's actually a fantastic introduction to post-colonialism for kids. Yang included so many realistic problems that might face the Fire Nation colonies, but never once sacrificed plot for me
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Mᴀʟxᴏx ♥
Seriously what the hell were they thinking so far into the future with Korra? They could've just made THIS the show, it would've been ten times better!
penny
even more terrible and offensive
Swankivy
Toph struggles with her metalbending students (and a possible hostile takeover), and Sokka pitches in to help them out. Meanwhile, Aang and Katara go to see the Earth King to talk about the uneasy alliance between the Earth Kingdom and the Fire Nation, hoping to come to a resolution. And, of course, Zuko struggles with the increased pressures of being the Fire Lord, continuing to consult his imprisoned father for advice on how to cope.

First, I of course love Toph--how she sometimes seems like su
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Mandie
The graphic novel takes place about a year after the first part so of course I enjoy seeing the characters a bit older. I also enjoy that Aang and Katara’s relationship is more developed and they are seen and acting like a couple (yes, I squealed like a silly fangirl). I also enjoyed watching the characters grow up. It was something that in the show you didn’t have a chance to experience. The Promise Part 2 gave me the chance to see my characters change and grow up, but it did not change their p ...more
Micheline (Lunar Rainbows Reviews)
The Promise - Part 2 was a very enjoyable, highly entertaining and surprisingly hilarious addition to The Promise Trilogy. Now that the introductions are out of the way, the writers really got into what made the television series so great! If often found that the middle book in a trilogy can lag a bit, while the author prepares for the big finale guaranteed in the third volume, but I'm happy to say it most definitely was not the case with The Promise. The story continued to progress steadily and ...more
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
I know I’ve kind of read the Avatar graphic novels out of order, since I’ve already read The Search part 1, and I didn’t do it on purpose..I just got excited about having it and didn’t want to wait to read it until after I’d read the last two Promise books. That being said it didn’t take away from either story.

The Promise part 2, picks up where the first leaves off, with tensions rising once again between the Earth Kingdom and the Fire Nation thanks to Zuko removing his help with the Harmony Res
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Samantha
This second volume continues the story of Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko trying to find their way in the new world that is emerging after the war. However, with so many contrasting views on how to best handle the Fire Nation colonies, tension is rising fast. With time running out, can Aang find a way to avoid war?


Much of what I said in my last review fits for this book as well, so I’m not going to rehash the art style or any of that.

However, even though much of the last review fits here, I do fe
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