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The Shadow of Kyoshi

(The Kyoshi Novels #2)

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The epic, can’t-miss follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Avatar, The Last Airbender:The Rise of Kyoshi
 
Kyoshi’s place as the true Avatar has finally been cemented—but at a heavy cost. With her mentors gone, Kyoshi voyages across the Four Nations, struggling to keep the peace. But while her reputation grows, a mysterious threat emerges from the Spirit World. To st
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Hardcover, 341 pages
Published July 21st 2020 by Amulet Books
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may ➹
this book officially pulled me out of my slump never underestimate the power of the gays
Sana
Jan 25, 2020 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts
WARRIOR GIRLFRIENDS ON THE COVER TOGETHER 🙌🙏🔥
Silvana
Four stars? Five stars? It's still so damn good. You know, I still can't decide. For now, I'll stick to four. Maybe because I expected many more action scenes ;p

What struck me about this second novel is that Avatars were even more human than ever, making mistakes, failing, making mistakes again, driving friends and loved ones away, living alone, and so on and so forth. Their powers simply do not exclude them for those, not to mention public opinion, fear, hatred, and prejudices. Avatarhood is mi
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CF Dracarys
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So I love this book and I love Avatar Kyoshi (by far my favorite Avatar). The first book was much better to me in terms of plot. This second book seemed more focused on world building and elaborating on characters and lore we know from ATLA and LOK. I pray they make these books into animated movies or shows on Netflix, I think Nickelodeon has a deal with them.

I loved the way this book ended and even though this is marketed as the last book, I hope they surprise us with another!
Clarissa
Hello, I humbly request more books in the series PLEASE

Just. Forever in love with this universe, and especially Kyoshi.
Shealea
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what conclusion I wanted for this duology, but The Shadow of Kyoshi ended so perfectly that I was literally sobbing. The highest of recommendations.

Full review to follow.
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Maëlys
☆ 4 / 5 ☆

The Rise of Kyoshi (Book 1) : 5/5

“Kyoshi screamed in the darkness, over and over again, her hatred for the world and herself spiraling into oblivion.”

While I still really enjoyed my time with this installment, I did not love it quite as much as the first book.

My main disappointment is purely based on the fact that we only see a glimpse of the Flying Opera Company and I really wanted to get used to them more and build a deeper connection with their characters. And overall it was ju
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breana / milkyboos ♡
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ok but where can i find my fire-breathing girlfriend and rag tag crew of benders to take on the world with
Missy Ansell
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
May I please have more avatar books 🙏🏻
Antoine Bandele
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a VERY high 4-star.

Just like the first book, I love almost everything about this novel.

But what pulled it down for me, surprisingly, was Yee’s writing. I kept getting lost in his overwritten purple prose, and some of his action was difficult to follow once he strayed away from general action to more specific stage direction.

Funny enough, the reason I like this book so much is also because of Yee’s writing. When he hits, he really hits. His character work is great and his world-buildin
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Adah Udechukwu
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Shadow of Kyoshi is a great sequel.
elias
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
I feel like not enough people are talking about the many problems in this book and how they contradict established canon in the earlier Avatar works. So I'm gonna mention them here:

1. Kuruk's past life does not in any way correspond to what we learned about in The Last Airbender. There was no mention of the face thief spirit or of Kuruk's wife. In addition to that, how could an Avatar, whose mission is to connect the spiritual and human worlds, and one from the northern water tribe at that, who'
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Manisha
Actual review: 3.75

“People shouldn't have everything they want. No one is entitled to their every desire. To live in balance, we must willingly decide not to take all that we can from the world, and from others.”

The Shadow of Kyoshi is the final book in The Kyoshi Novels duology.


Court Politics and Policies

There were several aspects I really enjoyed in this novel. For instance, the pressure society puts on Kyoshi, as she is the Avatar, as well as the pressure she puts on herself is pract
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jocelyn
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 / 5

first things first, WARRIOR GIRLFRIENDS ON THE COVER
second, i enjoyed this sequel a lot more than the first! i think i connected with the characters a lot more this time. in this story, kyoshi has to deal with her morality, her duties, and what makes an good avatar, and i could really feel for kyoshi’s struggles. the story starts with her clearing away criminals through brute force, and then her doing the same to the officers that arrested them because they are corrupt themselves. this s
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Sara Rastakhiz
Sep 04, 2020 rated it liked it
kyoshi is simply my favorite Avatar and she is not the violent woman everyone makes her to be.
Saul
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Rise of Kyoshi is a rollercoaster of a book that somehow manages to balance adventure, action and lore. The Shadow of Kyoshi is a worthy follow-up with all the ups and downs — only louder, faster and much more heart-pounding.

It’s been a great year to be an Avatar fan. Not only is the fandom buzzing with anticipation over the live-action remake (please be good 🤞), but the popularity of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is ramping up like never before, largely thanks to its return to Netflix.

Meanwh
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milou  ☕️
The Avatar creates ripples in the world, whether they mean to or not.


The now world know that Kyoshi is the Avatar. With her new status Kysohi struggles with the world's expectations of her after the lose of people who were close to her. When the Four Nations are being threatened Kyoshi must join forces with unexpected parties.

─── ・ 。゚:☆. *.☽ .* :☆゚. ───



Italian Trulli
Credit to the talented creator


Where Kyoshi has been a servant throughout the duration of the first book, she is now slowly enfolding
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Lance
“People shouldn't have everything they want. No one is entitled to their every desire. To live in balance, we must willingly decide not to take all that we can from the world, and from others.”

“Honor cannot be coveted too dearly, young lady. Sometimes it must be laid down for the good of others.”

“No fire is ever the same fire. No Avatar is ever the same person. You and the flame change with every moment, every generation. You are one flame, and you are many.”


4.5 stars. The Shadow of Kyoshi s
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Ashley
Super quick review on this one, because I read this and the first one back to back, so they’re a bit blurred in my memory. I do remember I liked the first one just a bit more.

Yee continues Avatar Kyoshi’s story as she claims her Avatarhood. She doesn’t have advisors or mentors like most Avatars, and she has to figure it out all on her own. Like we saw of Kyoshi in A:TLA, she is hyper-focused on the concept of justice. But what is justice? What does that mean in terms of ideals? And what does it
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Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
Hey.

Hey you.

You like Avatar: The Last Airbender?

You recently finish binge watching ATLA and The Legend of Korra on Netflix?

You struggling to regain meaning in life and need more ATLA content as much as Zuko needed his honor?

You like the meme "be gay do crime"?

Well then do I have the books for you.

The Kyoshi Novels are truly an excellent addition to the ATLA canon. They provide much depth to the lore and characters. Taking the legendary figure of Avatar Kyoshi and making her fleshed out.

In the l
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Rachel
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbt
Just like the last one, I felt that the characters besides Kyoshi were unexplored. It was odd that Lao Ge was barely in the book at all and the rest of the Flying Opera Company only came into play at the very end of the book. The battle with Yun also felt very anti-climatic. I did like the new waterbending healer(I don't remember her name) and Kyoshi and Rangi were perfect together as usual but this spoke to me even less then the first one. ...more
Gretal
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved these books a whole lot, and I still just want so much more about Kyoshi. Like this is just Kyoshi at 17, but what was she like at 40, 87, 133, 191, and 205?
alysa
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars; bad bitches only in these books
maida ♡
Feb 04, 2020 marked it as to-read
i didn’t particularly like the first book but i’m always excited for new avatar content
Anna
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wish this wasn’t the end of this series. Kyoshi offers a unique and interesting perspective on this universe. Just as good as the first :) maybe even better
kartik narayanan
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
You can also watch the video review on Youtube
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tl;dr: 'The Shadow of Kyoshi' delivers on Avatar lore, but is let down by a weak plot


'The Shadow of Kyoshi' is the successor to the excellent 'Rise of Kyoshi'. The story begins with Kyoshi laying down the law in various parts of the Earth Kingdom. She is getting overwhelmed by the futility and the sheer volume of the task. Additionally, she feels that she is letting down people as the Avatar when compar
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•°• gabs •°•
*incoherent babbling*

the first book was great, but this one was even greater and I am just so. *gestures vaguely but vigorously* the characters, the character arcs (especially [redacted]'s!!), the writing, the plot twists, just i'm losing my mind this was so so so so good
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Kyra Bea
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is another fantastic entry, though darker than the first one. It felt like the "empire strikes back" in tone, and I'm really excited to see what new adventures Kyoshi has. Seeing the avatar world through her eyes has been so fun and interesting, in the same way that Korra was interesting in her being completely cut off from past avatars.

Also, Kyoshi and her girlfriend are very cute.
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explorerofbooks
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This cover is just as stunning as its predecessor, especially with its fierce narrators stealing the spotlight. Once again, Yee orchistrated a masterpiece, and with it a more than satisfying conclusion to Kyoshi’s chain.

The whole world now has heard of the new Avatar, but her ferocious reputation pales compares to the deeds she had to do to reach it. In the Fire Nation, the Fire Lord has proclaimed her a hero, but that doesn’t stop the court from drawing her into its dangerous politics. When a
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USOM
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

While The Shadow of Kyoshi is jam packed with action, what ended up resonating with me is Kyoshi's quest to become the Avatar. But wait, isn't she already the Avatar? Yes. But it's about her becoming what kind of Avatar she wants to be. What decisions will she make, what will her choices mean? When we are inheriting this legacy, we can want to make the 'right' choice. We see the
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