The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

The Rise of Kyoshi

F. C. Yee’s The Rise of Kyoshi delves into the story of Kyoshi, the Earth Kingdom–born Avatar. The longest-living Avatar in this beloved world’s history, Kyoshi established the brave and respected Kyoshi Warriors, but also founded the secretive Dai Li, which led to the corruption, decline, and fall of her own nation. The first of two novels based on Kyoshi, The Rise of Kyoshi maps her journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless p...

Details The Rise of Kyoshi

TitleThe Rise of Kyoshi
Release DateJul 16th, 2019
PublisherAmulet Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews The Rise of Kyoshi

  • TheBookSmugglers
    ONE MILLION STARSThis was so so good, it develops Avatar lore further, it shows the incredible arc of Kyoshi's beginnings as Avatar and it is so different to Aang and Korra, I can't even. She is so badass - and her love story with her bff Rangi (a female firebender and her bodyguard) is SO CUTE OMG. This is fucking dark too and full of personal loss. I cried MULTIPLE TIMES but this is par for the course with Avatar stories obvs, I cried pretty mu...
  • milou ☁️
    Then let it be so, she thought. She would fight her ill fortune, her bad stars, and protect those who might despise her to the very end of her days. Kyoshi wasn’t always that Avatar who all the people adored. She was an ordinary servant once, not someone who was worth noticing. When the position of the current Avatar are being questioned some eyes turn their attention to Kyoshi. ─── ・ 。゚:☆. *.☽ .* :☆゚. ───Credit to th...
  • The Nerd Daily
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Jakob AndreasenFans of the critically acclaimed television show Avatar: The Last Airbender will fall head over heels with The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee. Weaving the story of a much loved character, Avatar Kyoshi, Yee has conjured a unique perspective on an already well established world and takes what we know and love, from the source material, and adds new elements of interest.I should preface ...
  • Briana
    The Rise of Kyoshi has big shoes to fill as a prequel novel to the beloved television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and as an origin story of one of the most popular Avatars. I looked forward to its publication with both immense excitement and pointed skepticism; members of any fandom know how difficult it can be for a creator to add work to an existing canonical world that lives up to the spirit of the original and stays within the bounds of...
  • Jo
    I’m already planning on reading this again in a few months, that’s how much I loved it 🥺I loved the twists and turns in this book. I didn’t realize how gritty it was going to be compared to the show and I’m glad it was because MY EMOTIONS BIH!! I fell in love with Kyoshi almost immediately. She’s truly the best Avatar :’)We get to look into the world Kyoshi was brought into and the potential she showed everyone and herself before s...
  • Ali
    I’m so sorry this review is so long. Honestly, it’s more of a discussion for others who love Avatar as much as I do. I should probably just start a very nerdy YouTube channel at this point. Good luck getting through it if you so choose!The most I can say about this book without spoilers is that it’s a perfect addition to the Avatar universe. It fits in with the series and comics like a puzzle piece you never knew the franchise actually need...
  • thi
    5 (hundred? thousand? million)/5Quite possibly the most I’ve ever written about a book so ... have at it First of all, kyoshi, legend, I love you; Second of all, I’m in pain; Thirdly, this is much more brutal than I thought and am so happy about thatWe begin with 3 best friends: the (prospected) avatar, the avatar’s guard, the avatar’s aid ... but is the avatar .. really the avatar; don’t worry this unknowing aspect isnt the entirety of...
  • John
    This is a monumental task in itself- taking a protagonist from a popular medium whose history has only been hinted at and bringing them to life within their own story.  Literally building them from the ground up based upon a set of cornerstones.  F.C. Yee does a very fine job of presenting the tale of Kyoshi- one of the most prominent Avatars in the storyline.  Previously the only one we'd really gotten into was Roku, the Firebender who stood ...
  • Kyle Kerr
    I really enjoyed this book. Had a bit of a slow start, but really picked up quickly. Having watched both series, and knowing the world so intimately (I've watched both of them more than a few times each!), it was extremely easy to slip into this world and visualize all of the action taking place. I love both Aang and Korra, and Kyoshi is completely different from both of them. It's crazy to think that they could ever misidentify the Avatar, or th...
  • Lauren
    Every avatar has their own story, and while we fans are pretty familiar with Aang's and Korra's, we can't really say that about the ones who came before them; particularly Avatar Kyoshi. She was admired yet feared and pursued justice by any means necessary. That's why I give mad props to F.C. Yee for taking on both daunting tasks of 1. writing the first novel set in this universe and 2. crafting her origin story. I think it's fair to say that whi...
  • Avrelia
    As any tie-in novel The Rise of Kyoshi is basically a fanfiction. I am not sure whether a person unfamiliar with the series Avatar the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra would enjoy it. But it’s a really good book, and I, as a fan enjoyed it very much. Beside the story itself, there is a wealth of information about the world of Avatar, some confirming what fans were discussing, some new and unexpected, there are some easter eggs – hints a...
  • Sabrina
    For those who are Avatar the Last Airbender fans, this book is definitely for you! We have finally returned to the Avatar World and let me tell you, Yee does an excellent job diving into that world and doing it justice to what Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko created. He brings us back to the beginning of Avatar Kyoshi's life. The world believed the next Avatar was someone else, but the truth is revealed and it a shocker for Kyoshi. Ky...
  • Sara Saif
    As per usual, I started reading this as soon as I found out that it existed, without checking it out on Goodreads or reading the synopsis. If I had bothered I would have known that this was to be a two-part series and not a standalone. I read the entire book so sure in my mind that it would be a heart-breaking tale of her rise and would span years and years of Kyoshi's life until the day she died. It was a bit of a shock when I realized that wasn...
  • Nelson
    F. C. Yee manages to write a new entry into the Avatar universe in a way that is both familiar and fresh. When we first meet Kyoshi she is nowhere near what we know her to be from the TV show, but by the end you sure know how she got there. This book is darker than Avatar: The Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra, which makes sense because it’s Avatar Kyoshi we’re talking about, and she faces different challenges than Aang or Korra, as the A...