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

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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  3,062 ratings  ·  146 reviews
Enter the Forgetful Valley

As Fire Lord Zuko continues his quest to uncover his mother's fate, a shocking revelation causes him to question everything he knows. It's an opportunity that his sister, the deadly and insane Azula, will not fail to take advantage of as she joins Zuko and his friends, Aang, Katara, and Sokka on their journey into a mysterious forest from which so
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Paperback, 76 pages
Published July 10th 2013 by Dark Horse Books
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SJ
As with the first installment of this three-part series, I am trying to with-hold my final judgment until I see the ultimate resolution of the storyline. But it's getting harder not to just be flat-out irate over what is, from my perspective, a bastardization of beloved characters from a complex and layered story that are now being flattened into a book that appears to be aimed at seven-year-olds. There are reveals in this Part Two that I find discontinuous from the characters as portrayed in th ...more
Eddy
A bit more interesting than the first book in this series, but I was left wanting more. While fans who have obsessed over Zuko and the fate of his mom (ie not something I ever cared that much about) will probably enjoy some extra details, I found the cut-and-paste nature of some of the flashbacks to be wasted space in what is a very precious limited resource of pages.

Introducing new characters when the ones currently taking the journey are being narratively ignored (see: Sokka & Katara) is a
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Ashley
I love it when the Avatar does spirit stuff. Azula is CRAZY. WHERE IS ZUKO'S MOM.
Yesenia Olivo
The first part of this trilogy introduced some background on Ursa, Zuko's mother. We learned where she grew up, and a little of what life was like before she was forced to marry Prince Ozai. It was revealed that she tried to maintain contact with her boyfriend (fiancee? I've forgotten) Ikem by way of letters that were intercepted by Ozai's subjects, thereby never reaching their destination. Finally, it is hinted that Zuko may not even be the legitimate heir to the throne; he could be Ursa and Ik ...more
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Every time I sit down to read one of these for the first time I end up smiling and squeeing like a freaking lunatic. It’s honestly hard not to. The show left off with most of the questions answered but there was one question that burned a hole in everyone’s minds, where is Zuko’s mother? Part one started us on a journey to find her and answer some questions about Zuko’s family, and now Part two is getting us a bit closer.

I love that we’re getting to see more of Azula post-defeat and just how har
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Feliza Casano
Originally posted on Girls in Capes.

This review contains spoilers for The Search Part One, the first book in the graphic novel trilogy. A majority of the review will be hidden behind a spoiler button.

In the second installment of THE SEARCH, a graphic novel series set months after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fire Lord Zuko continues his search for his mother, Ursa, accompanied by the Avatar, his companions Katara and Sokka, and – unfortunately for the rest of the group – Zuko’s unst
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Samrat Dey
The greatest cliff-hanger at the end of the original series was the undisclosed fate of Zuko's mother, the banished Princess Ursa. The Dark Horse graphic novels, written in collaboration with the creators of the original series, continued the story. While the previous Promise trilogy addressed the socio-political crises faced by the Fire Nation colonies after the war, the ongoing Search trilogy is a more personal story, attempting to address the mystery surrounding Zuko's mother.

Whether it succe
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Errin
A solid sequel even though nothing as mindblowing as the bombs dropped in Part One happened. The flashbacks didn't show anything we didn't already know but seeing Ursa's love and devotion for BOTH her children never fails to warm my heart. (view spoiler) And the sibling parallels were great too. Zuko and Azula! Zuko and Ursa! Azula and Ursa! I ...more
Thesilverqueen
ARE YOU FUCKİNG KILLING ME?

I'm fan of cartoons and learning about Zuko's mother's destiny is something ı have been waiting for a time and you can understand how excited ı was for this.

Gene crushed my dreams.

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Alix West
I don't even remember what happened at this point, but let's assume I loved it because ZUKO <3 <3 <3
Merve  Özcan
Bu çok boştu ama :D Final için umutluyum.
Stephanie
Apr 18, 2015 Stephanie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stephanie by: Naomi Smith
This book seemed more exposition-heavy, which as the bridge between the beginning and the end of "The Search", is rather necessary. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of Katara and Sokka's familial relationship and the Water tribe siblings' relationship as compared to that of Zuko and Azula.

You can see Zuko trying to work out what "family" means to him, and that he is really taking to heart the Earth Kingdom wisdom of "Family is in essence a small nation, and the nation a large family. In treating his
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Joseph R.
A key bit of dialogue comes early on in this continuation of the Avatar story. Fire Lord Zuko is listening to an Earth Kingdom professor discuss the reunification issues and hones in on "an ancient Earth Kingdom philosophy: Family is in essence a small nation, and the nation a large family...In treating his own family with dignity, a ruler learns to govern his nation with dignity." Zuko takes the words to heart. Zuko decides he needs to restore order and dignity to his family to be a better rule ...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
Colleen
Jun 21, 2014 Colleen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who like ALTA
Recommended to Colleen by: Olga
Like most second books, this one has a hard time being truly outstanding next to its precursor and successor. It has the hard job of filling in the middle- completely necessary but doesn't grab you because it doesn't answer the questions so much as raise new ones. The character development is spot on though and that is what I love- they do a great job of showing everyone's development, even if it's only in small doses. (For example, Aang and Katara are definitely not the star players this round, ...more
Elevetha
Loved the flashbacks and backstory, especially since they all concerned Azula and Zuko and Ursa, which is just what I wanted.

Not as much humor in this part as the first but that seemed to fit the darker tone of this book, what with Azula's further descent into insanity. (Not even going to bother spoiler tagging that. Everyone knew it was coming/happening.)

And I absolutely adored every single bit we got on Zuko. Every. Single. Bit.
Marsha
Zuko’s search for his mother continues, not made any easier by the random madness of his sister Azula. His determination to allow her freedom is at times frustrating to read, seeing as she makes no urge to curb her razor tongue or condescending attitude towards his friends. In spite of Zuko’s wish to form a loving family, Azula doesn’t want any part of it. In fact, at times, it seems her combative nature and rage at her absent mother are what stands between her and a tranquil mind.

Since this boo
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Libertad Araceli
Finally got this book and I'm already looking forward to the next one!!

It's hard to have been such a fan if the show and to live without it as Aang as the main protagonist.( I love Korra though, she's awesome and a woman of color!!!) but these books give me my Avatar the last Airbender fix. I love Zuko's story and am looking forward to seeing how things turn out for the young, confused prince XD
Virginia
Good middle entry in this trilogy. The art is beautiful and Ursa and Ozai's history are fleshed out even more. Of course, it ends on a cliffhanger. Can't wait for the last book. I just pre-ordered it!
Steph
A quick and fun read! My favorite line: Sokka to Azula: "Nature hates you!"
Jamila
I like that this book is taking time out of the major narrative to do the mini-narrative about the brother and the sister in the Forgetful Valley. To me, this speaks solidly about the theme of family that runs so strongly throughout this narrative, while harkening back to old pre-war Avatar narratives where they took their time to do daily good to those around them, as the Avatar is supposed to do.

As some fans here, I am disappointed that those central to the fire nation--Lord Ozai, and Azula
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Chris Lemmerman
This review is for the entire story rather than the individual parts.

The mystery that has haunted almost every Avatar fan, the true fate of Zuko's mother, is finally revealed in this second three-part tale from the excellent creative team of Gene Luen Yang and Guruhiru.

This story is a lot more focused than The Promise was, although it again meanders a little in the middle, with Azula going mad and attacking everyone something like 6 times in 3 books, which is a little much. I do like the continu
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Micheline (Lunar Rainbows Reviews)
The second book in The Search trilogy picks up right where book 1 left off: fresh off of a huge revelation that could very well change everything. The gAang ;-) continues on with their mission to find Zuko's mother though and their journey leads them to The Forgetful Valley , a perilous forest from which they might never be able to escape.

The main focus of The Search story arc is to uncover the mysteries of Zuko's past, so naturally the story alternates from the present day situation to Zuko (a
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Rebekah
This is where I watched it if anyone needs the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-inO3...

I thought it was a great second installment of this series. A few questions answered and even more to (hopefully) answer in the last part. Looking forward to the ending!








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Alright spoiler time. You were warned!





It took me a little while but I think it actually is in character for Aang to be more worried about the political implications of Zuko's par
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Samantha
Fire Lord Zuko is growing closer to learning what happened to his mother, but with each step comes the price of realizing just how broken his family is, and that his sister seems to have no interest in making amends. On top of that, there is evidence indicating he may not be of royal birth. If he is not Ozai’s son, then everything he and the Gaang has worked for could be for naught.


This book seems to meander a little more than the first, but that might also be because I haven’t read the third bo
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Kristen
You can read this review and other on my blog at http://awriterswife-bcray.blogspot.co...

This book was still fun. Not as much happened in this book though. But we did get more background on Zuko's mom. I like seeing all the flashbacks. And I like how they do a flashback that we had seen in the TV show, but then expand upon it and give us more info. It was pretty awesome. Several of the scenes that I had always wanted more information came up in this book. So I loved that.

I actually enjoyed the b
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Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
I will also do a video review here at my channel: http://www.youtube.com/magicofbooks

In part two of "The Search," Zuko, Azula, Aang, Katara, and Sokka are still on the search for Zuko and Azula's mother, Ursa. Zuko unearths a shocking discovery and doesn't quite know what to make of this new found revelation. Realizing they need to stick together, Azula agrees to stay with the group as they make their way to Ursa's home town. It's here were the group find out about Ursa's lover, Ikem, and that h
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Clara Isobel
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Myron
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NerdyBirdie
Hey guys! This is my very quick review Avatar: The Airbender: The Search, Part Two. This is the second part in the second comic trilogy for Avatar. This is written by Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, and Gurihiru (the Artist).

This book continues with the Fire Lord Zuko’s search for his mother. I liked this book better, because I found that there was more question as to where some facts revealed in the story were true or not. THE ENDING WAS BETTER . . . SO MUCH BETTER. I
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