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The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part Three

(The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire #3)

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Kuvira's true nature is revealed, and the Earth Kingdom will feel the consequences!

Thanks to Commander Guan and Doctor Sheng's brainwashing technology, all hope for a fair election in the Earth Kingdom is lost. Korra works with Toph, Su, and Kuvira to plan a means to rescue not just the brainwashed Mako, Bolin, and Asami, but everyone else caught up in Guan's plan! With
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Kindle Edition, 80 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by Dark Horse Books
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Alexandra Elend Wolf
"I wanted so badly to wield power and change the world, I didn't concern myself with the consequences."

OMG... this was just as beautiful as I had hope it would be.

It gave the perfect ending for the whole ordeal, sure, but, more importantly, it treated my girl Kuvira with all the love and justice she deserved.

I really fell in love with her character. Her growth and character arc are some of the best things ever. She was compelling at every moment of her journey and I felt her and
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amanda
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
thank you god above for kuvira thank you god above that she is healthy and surrounded by friends thank you god above for making her so sexy amen
jessica ☾
3.5/5 - This installment seemed a little rushed unfortunately, but Im pretty happy with how they handled this sequel from the original series. But I absolutely needed more Korra and Asami, hopefully therell be another series in the future! ...more
Manisha
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of ATLA and Korra
Actual review: 4.5

I loved the conclusion to this comic series. Even though I found it a little bit rushed towards the end, the story was interesting and action-packed. I love the characters and to me, their individual journeys made sense. I believe that is the biggest compliment I can give a series that takes over from a completely different medium.

This story could have benefitted from an additional edition so that the pacing is done right, but thats more of a preference rather than a
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Ted
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Redemption

Fantastic as always. Such a great installment. I look forward to reading more in the future. This series has always been great though.
Giovanna Kimberly
Although I wish for these comics to be longer than three books per arc, I really love how they dealt with Kuviras arc. She is one of my favorite things about this series and to see her get redeemed in the end of this was such a satisfying conclusion. Really really looking forward to any future LoK projects ...more
Silvana
Nice ending for a redemption story. This arc is more Kuvira's journey than Korra but I love it. Gosh, how I miss this Avatar world. Looking forward to the next comics.
Devann
Really great end to this storyline, has a good mix of cute moments with all the characters and wrapping up the political plotlines from the first two volumes.
Tris
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was mostly Kuvira-centric and I have no complaints. A satisfying end to the series but I still wish there was more!
Artemis
Kuvira is the star of this series, no doubt. She is awesome.

The end to the 'Ruins of the Empire' arc of 'The Legend of Korra' comics contains twists and turns, and stuff that is well developed and worth getting excited for. Its drama is worth the hype; worth the investment. As well as Kuvira, it showcases the Beifong women, by blood - three generations of them. The female empowerment isn't lost.

There was no need for me to be worried about how Korra and Asami are going to get through everything
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Amanda Koger
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WE LOVE A REDEMTION ARC.


dang i wish these were longer though. :(
Britt
Feb 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: avatar, comixology
I like the comics because I get to see a bit more of the Avatar world with the characters I adore. Usually, I feel like the Avatar comics have a good commentary on the real world. And I like reading about these interpretations and how it will hopefully inspire younger generations about peace and justice.
However, the ending of Ruins of the Empire was not as satisfying for me. (view spoiler)
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TJ
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
I thought this was a great conclusion to this story arc. Kuvira is a complex character, and I wish we would get an arc this focused on Azula! I really hope these Korra comics continue because theyre a fantastic continuation of the show. And its really something to watch Korra and Asami together. 5/5 stars. ...more
Ashley
A solid ending to the arc, though many dramatic twists that occur earlier in the series are too easily resolved and the ending is uncharacteristically uncomplicated for this series. Felt a bit too much like a "comic book" ending rather than the thoughtful stuff we see on the show. I wish that (view spoiler). ...more
Robert
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Earth Empire Veterans
Shelves: hoopla
Terrific end to the story! We've all come to love a redemption arc, but this arc did well reconciling the trope with the fact that heinous crimes must have serious consequences. Kuvira makes for a compelling figure in these stories, even if at times Avatar Korra is somewhat tangential to the story.

Elena
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, seeing as there is no news or expected releases for the near future, this is going to be the last piece of Avatar content I'll consume in a while.
Thankfully Ruins finishes with a nice bow and gives us hope for the next series.
Bruna  ♛
2.5/5

So i loved the Kuvira parts towards the end and everything, love me my Asami and Korra scenes BUT everything was resolved so fast. And this seemed so short? Well I expected more
Cam Cantù
Im honestly hoping that in the next comics the gang will be at the center of the story once again, cause were not seeing much of them and thats a shame 😕 ...more
Lauren HOuston
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-read
It was fun. I felt like everything got wrapped up a little too easily, but overall I enjoyed it.
Hayley
A good ending to an enjoyable series.
Hope they continue the Korra comics.
Rafel
That was a really good arc with Kuvira. The ending got me tearful.
Kristen
The resolution felt ridiculously quick. Least favorite from the Ruins of the Empire series.
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the tenderness between Korra and Asami always makes me so emotional
Rebecca
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2020
that was ... underwhelming.
Paula
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtqia, comics-manga
Kuviras such an interesting character, I wanna know more of her backstory as a child. ...more
Chris Lemmerman
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
[This review covers volumes 2 and 3, since I read them both in quick succession]

Korra and Kuvira attempt to stop Commander Guan's takeover of the Earth Empire on two fronts, but a series of double crosses and a brainwashing device make things a little difficult.

This story moves at a breakneck pace, but it never forgets that this is Kuvira's time to shine. The character got kind of a short thrift during the TV show, so it's nice that this arc is fleshing her out and making her feel a bit more
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fia
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
omg i definitely liked this more than turf wars. korrasami in here is more in-the-background focus but every affection displayed still made me go bark bark woof woof no thoughts korrasami only! the art style here reminded me of gurihiru's so the familiarity eased me a little. the plot made decent points and kuvira's attempt at redemption was understandable. i only wished we could see more of bolin and mako..... it would be great if the quartet could get a fair amount of spotlight for once.
Χρύσα Αναστασίου
This volume felt a little bit rushed at some points (I wanted the thing not to be solved so fast) but I really enjoyed it as a whole. Kuvira got her much needed time and my OTP had a moment too. I'm kind of sad that it is over and I hope that there is going to be another story.

The Legend of Korra is one of my all time favorite worlds and I'd love to be able to revisit it again and again. I feel like they are my friends and I really miss them.

Until next time...
piratesPencil
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Although it feels a bit like Kuviras redemption was wrapped up a bit too neatly and easily, it was still a good read. ...more
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Michael Dante DiMartino is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His directing credits include the animated series King of the Hill, Family Guy, and Mission Hill. He is a co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. DiMartino lives in Los Angeles with his wife. The Rebel Geniuses series is his debut prose ...more

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