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Avatar: The Last Airbender (The Promise #2)

4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  11,658 Ratings  ·  233 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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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
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/.


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
So many funny parts in this one. Manly were Sokka is concerned.

But I think the build up for the potential war was being overshadowed by the metalbending school rivalry scenes and Aang and Katara's visit to see the Earth King. It was nonetheless, very amusing and appealing, I quite liked Aang's little marble Scooters. So cute. And OMG little Zuko, in Ozai's memory, But hold the phone are they trying to back us feel sorry for him? Well it worked on me.

We only get snap shot scenes of Zuko kind of
Dzemo Sh
Aug 14, 2014 Dzemo Sh rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
Sonja - Badass Wanderer
"Promises shouldn't be broken. Not ever."
Another great Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel! I loved the storyline of The Promise: Part Two, particularly because it featured two of my favourite ATLA characters: Zuko and Toph. I just love Zuko so so much. He is a precious smol bean. Bless him.


Jen • Just One More Page

Review for all three parts under the cut.
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Lady Clara
Dec 14, 2016 Lady Clara rated it it was amazing
What I enjoyed most about this,was that it took off exactly where the series ended. Also, they mentioned specific happenings and characters which only an "educated" Avatar fan would know the correct answer for. In comparison to "Smoke and Shadow", the characters were given their whole personality in depth. And example can be seen in Toph, who is a bad-ass young girl with a sensible heart. To sum up this review: it is wonderful and I am gonna stop reviewing now so I can read the next part.
Sophia Dell'Aquila
Nov 01, 2016 Sophia Dell'Aquila rated it really liked it
Wow okay so this comic took me almost 3 months (off by one day!) to complete! That is ridiculous!! But anyway, on to the review.
I have to say the illustrations in this comic are just awesome. I have been reading really old Batman comics and returning to this one is like a breath of fresh air. It is so beautiful and detailed and the colours really pull you in. The story line progressed quite well, originally the gang was together (for like the first two pages and that was it) but Toph and Sokka
Jul 23, 2015 Alayne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
3.5/5 porque ese final mejoró todo!!

Al principio me costaba engancharme con la historia, y además, el archivo parecía mal escaneado o algo, porque se veía borroso en partes, y se notaba que estaba traducido por fans o algo por el estilo, porque tenía algunas faltas (como "llendo").

La historia sigue caaaasi la misma línea que el tomo anterior, aunque creo que decae un poco.
Lo que más me interesó fue la parte de Toph y Sokka entrenando a maestros metal, y lo que de verdad me dio bronca fue ese fin
Jan 23, 2016 Cath rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
4/5 stars.
Not much to say about this one, still really enjoyable. Aang and Katara are literally my favourite couple ever and I weep when they're together.
It's sad to see Zuko struggling with being the Fire Lord, but it's so realistic too. All through the show he was questioning what he would do, and now he is!

Onto part three!
Banny Carolina
Nov 21, 2015 Banny Carolina rated it it was amazing
Loved every single page of it.
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
Apr 13, 2012 Kristen rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 13, 2012 B.C. rated it really liked it
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
Oct 16, 2012 RSterling rated it it was amazing
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
Valerie Mechling
Aug 08, 2012 Valerie Mechling rated it liked it
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
Vishakha Motwani
May 22, 2015 Vishakha Motwani rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes fantasy, adventure, graphic novels
Shelves: 2015
Before you read the review, you should know, I'm a big fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, so it may be difficult to find anything negative about it except the fact that it was very small and got over very very soon.

As usual, Avatar is trying to save the world (which by the way has never been an easy job for any super hero), Toph, Katara, Sokka, Momo and Appa are helping him. Fire lord Zuko wants to help but somehow ends up creating problems even though being Aang's friend. Would Aang be forced t
Jan 31, 2012 Virginia rated it really liked it
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
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
Feather Mista
Dec 28, 2014 Feather Mista rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Maestros Tierra
Recommended to Feather 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.
May 31, 2012 Rayne rated it liked it
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.
Jan 16, 2015 Patsy rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-none

Date Read: December 2015
This is my 1st time reading it.
Rating: 3.5 stars.
Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
This is so good!!!!!!!! Pick up this series immediately. If you love the show, you will definitely love this!

This leaves you with such a huge cliffhanger! Argh I need the finale part!
Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
Dec 20, 2014 Stella ☢FAYZ☢ Chen rated it really liked it
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).

Jul 18, 2016 Bailee rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
toph and sokka are so :)) pure
kataang is so :)) canon
zuko is so :)) problematic

also i miss azula where is my girlfriend
Aug 24, 2012 penn rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
even more terrible and offensive
Sasha (whispersofthesilentwind)
This is so sentimental to me, I have and will always love ATLA!

It was great to see what happened right after the tv show ended. I'm going to assume that Yao Do (?) is what's going to become Republic City which I think is pretty cool. It's interesting to see how the different nations interacted with each other in the colonies.

Zuko, Zuko, Zuko why are you going to your father for advice!?! Like no baby, just no. To me it kinda seemed like Suki and Zuko could start a romance soon? It was great to
Feb 08, 2017 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
I love the Avatar series and would highly recommend the graphic stories to any fan of the show. It was great to return to the world of the Avatar with all the characters you recognize and love from the original series. Laced with the classic Avatar humour and a story line that truly gets you thinking and delves into series issues.

An action packed continuation of The Promise. Toph and Sokka return to the metal bending academy only to find it taken over by a fire bending master and his students, c
Jan 19, 2017 Holly rated it liked it
3.5 rating. This wasn't as good as the first. There was still some character, but I didn't find the action very intriguing. I liked the ending of Toph and Sokka's story, but the Official Avatar Aang Fan Club story seemed the same as one of the tv show episodes.

In terms in how this series work, I think that every 3 parts would be considered as an episode. Every book is a part, thus one "episode" would be 3 parts=3 books.
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