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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part 3 (The Search #3)

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The Fate of the Fire Lord!

Avatar Aang travels to the spirit world to parlay with an ancient power, bringing Fire Lord Zuko ever closer to discovering the truth about his mother's fate—and his own past. Yet Zuko's sister Azula is becoming increasingly dangerous, threatening to ruin everything that Zuko, Aang, Katara, and Sokka have struggled to achieve on their search!
Paperback, 76 pages
Published October 30th 2013 by Dark Horse Comics
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Merve  Özcan
En sonunda anaya ne olduğunu öğrendim. Huzur içinde ölebilirim.:D
Isa Lavinia


This series was such a roller-coaster of building expectations, mediocre deliveries, and astonishing bad endings...

For any fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, there was always that great mystery: where is Ursa, Zuko and Azula's mother? Where was she while her husband maimed their son? Where was she while her daughter spiralled into madness? Where is she now?

In this series Zuko finds some clues to his mother's whereabouts and decides to try to find her with the help of team Avatar and, to my del
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Nataly
¡POR FIN SUPE QUE LE SUCEDIÓ A LA MAMÁ DE SUKO! <3
Eric
This is killing me. I am really upset at how lost this story got and frankly it feels way too convenient to have the kind of ending... after all these years to just resolve like it did. Also, I can't accept that you have a powerful being who has one talent, who then miraculously have this other super awesome talent. Seriously. If I tried to explain this to someone who wasn't reading it they'd call foul. Looking at others reviews it does appear we were supposed to be so excited to finally find ou ...more
Elevetha
3.5 stars.

Hmm. I expected a bit more from this one. I mean, sure, we got to see where Ursa and Ikem ended up, which I did not see coming, but I still had a few issues.

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Samantha A
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P.n.m
well I really think they have cool cover!it's awesome!


After reading:That was awesome.I like the way that the story went and I think it's the best in this series.I love dialogs!
Janie
OOOOOHHHH... (view spoiler) Well, that's fine. I was initially shocked that such a revelation was revealed in the comics, comics that I guess about 1/3 of the original viewers of the show know about/actually read. But the explanation was well done.

I suppose the reason why I love this series so much is because it's about Zuko and Azula. The main heroes from the show almost take a back seat in this arc, as the story focuses so much about this partic
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Alix West
This is actually the most irresponsible goodreads starring I've ever done. I have almost zero recollection of this entire run of comics, but am blindly starring based entirely upon my love of Zuko right now.
Alina
Nice to see them reunited, especially as he always held her so dear. But I guess Azula still remains a mystery..
Talbot Hook
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Stephanie
Apr 18, 2015 Stephanie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stephanie by: Naomi Smith
After the promising start in Part 1 and the mediocrity of Part 2, I was hoping for a rebound with Part 3. The rebound almost happened - it was like they got the penalty 1-pointer shot, but missed the half-court 3-pointer shot (please forgive if I messed up the basketball references...I'm working off of what I remember of the game from when I learned its rules over a decade ago and have since mostly forgotten).

Zuko gets better closure with understanding his family, Azula stays pretty 2D as she ha
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Joseph R.
A surprising heartfelt conclusion comes with the third part of Zuko's search for his mother. In the Forgetful Valley the gang confronts the Mother of Faces, an ancient spirit who can change people both physically and mentally. Once a year (or thereabouts) she grants a boon to a human who asks her. Zuko wants to find his mom Ursa but they've also run into a brother and sister who want the brother's face restored. The siblings have been wandering the Forgetful Valley for years hoping to find the M ...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
Carolyn
Apr 17, 2014 Carolyn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Carolyn by: Joseph Holihan
3.5 stars.

It was really interesting to see the resolution to the question- what happened to Zuko's mother? I liked a lot of the story but didn't love it. Part of it could have been that a lot of back story was revealed in a very short amount of time, not allowing you time to absorb it and reconcile it with what we know from the show.

Spoiler- don't click if you haven't finished this, but I wanted to get the thought down...(view spoiler)
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Marsha
Zuko’s search for his mother comes to a shocking conclusion with a revelation that leaves the reader with a certain sense of disquiet—not for the story structure but the ethical dilemmas it poses. Once again, the writers layer their story with complexity as we deal with the aftermath of a mother’s painful decision. Questions are raised and not all of them easily answered. What, exactly, do we owe to our children? Should we sacrifice our happiness at the expense of theirs? How do you deal with a ...more
Dzemo Sh
What a great ending to The Search saga of the Avatar: The Last Airbender comic-books.

It was really great to finally learn what happened to Ursa, Zuko's mother, and see their reunion finally unfold.

I love Zuko's character development, and I am very pleased to see how much he's changed since the start of the TV series.

This series deals a lot with family themes, especially the bonds between a brother and a sister. Sometimes no matter how much they get on each other's nerves, they are still there
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Michelle
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Reihane
واقعاً از خوندن این کتابای کمیک آواتار خیلی لذت می برم. منو به حال و هوای انمیشن بسیار زیبا و دیدنی اون می بره و خوشحالم که توی ماه مارس سری جدیدی از اون شروع می شه. ایشالا همیشه ادامه پیدا کنه و خدا کنه توی این یکی جدیده تاف هم باشه. کل کل اون و ساکا خیلی خوشگله! پس به امید خوندن کمیک بعدی....
Sunil
Oct 30, 2013 Sunil rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own, 2013
The search for Zuko's mother comes to an end, and Yang resolves a controversial plotline in a way that recontextualizes the entire series in a good, interesting way. Sisters and brothers, mothers and sons, fathers and faces, this book has it all! Plus boomerang.
Rike'
As usual, the art is stunning and beautiful. While I enjoyed the story and I'm elated to finally know the answer to the fandom's favorite question- what happened to Zuko's mom- I'm disappointed with the ending. It seemed rushed to me. The relational aspects and the story could have been much deeper, but instead we remained at the surface level. I also don't like the way some of the decisions were handled in this book. It's hard to get into them without giving away any spoilers, but these decisio ...more
Mary Grace Nakao
Awesomsauce! The story was beautifully written, the characters are how I remembered them to be and the art, ugh. The art was fantastic! I love everything about this book! I couldnt wait to buy more comic books from the Avatar Universe! :D
Carly
I was not impressed. Really that's the kind of ending you're going to give to Ursa? I would have rather gone on wondering and theorizing on what happened to her. Not that it was terrible just really disappointing.
Laura Lopera
despite what people seem to think about this one I think it was really emotional and beautiful, I loved it!
Samantha
The answer Zuko has been searching for all of his life is near, as Avatar Aang travels to the Spirit World to learn what happened to Ursa. But the answer is one nobody was expecting, and it only proves to place everything at risk when Azula takes off on her own. The truth of Zuko’s past could very well be lost forever.


I’m honestly not sure what I expected, with Ursa. Granted, the suspense of what happened to her has been built up for so long that I’m not sure any answer could really satisfy. I r
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D
This was the answer watchers of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" have been waiting for. What happened to Zuko's mother? We learned new things about Ursa, Zuko, and got some lore about a new spirit. While this was an answer, parts of this volume seemed like filler. I can't say what, as that is a spoiler, but it was just "Who cares?"

I also felt like some parts of the story reneged on itself in this one volume. I understand they only had 3 volumes to work with to flesh things out, which is what makes t
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Nayantara
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Nikki  King
holy crap that was intense. I'd always wondered about Zuko's mom, but I never in a million years would have guessed that. Finding out that Zuko wasn't Ozai's son in Part 1 and then finding out that Zuko actually is Ozai's son and that the information was a lie seemed pretty pointless and was extremely suspenseful. Explains why Azula hated Zuko since she thinks it's true that he's not the heir to the throne. What was really depressing was the fact that their mom got rid of her memories of her pal ...more
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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NerdyBirdie
This is my review to Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part Three. This is written by Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, and Gurihiru (the Artist). This is also the final book in The Search Trilogy.

I have to admit, I guessed the ending of this book when I read the ending of the second. When Aang came into contact with the Mother of Spirits, I had a feeling what happened, especially because she does the opposite of Koh, The Face Stealer.

I guess the ending of this was
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Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant, a prestigious comics industry grant, for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work as an adult. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan's Kingdom (with art by Derek Kirk Kim) and The Rosary Comic Book. American Born Chinese received National Book Award.

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