The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels, #1) by F.C. Yee

The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels, #1)

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 (The Kyoshi Novels, #1)

TitleThe Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels, #1)
Release DateJul 16th, 2019
PublisherAmulet Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, LGBT, Fiction

Reviews The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels, #1)

  • 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 ...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    omg I was SO SCARED I WOULDN'T LIKE THIS WITH THAT ENDING??? Because i somehow thought it was a standalone??? But it's not and all is well but it also ended with a cliffhanger and it's killing me.
  • Kelly
    This was amazing.I tried to stall reading this book, because I didn't want to finish it in a day. I wanted to savor it. I couldn't put it away. This story was so amazing and F.C. Yee did such an amazing job within the avatar world I love. I watch ATLA and LOK every year during summer break. I know the world, learning about Kyoshi was just so amazing. It endend on a cliffhanger which means there is coming a second book (AMEN). If you love the worl...
  • Maëlys
    ✨ 5 / 5 ✨I read this as the group book for the ATLA readathon ✌🏽 Yun defended the world, and Rangi defended him, but as far as Kyoshi was concerned, her own sacred ground was marked by the limits where her friends stood. “This is what I need to keep safe above all else.” I still didn’t know how to rate this before writing the review. My heart was telling me I had a 5⭐ feeling but my brain was telling me this was more of a 4⭐ ob...
  • Melisa🐝
    I thought about it and I came to the conclusion that two books are not enough, so we should carry on with 4 seasons and take it from there.
  • Trinh
    3.5 stars If you're a big fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, then definitely read this book. We get to learn about Avatar Kyoshi and where she came from. I love seeing her grow in this book because it's very important for the Avatar to go through a huge transformation. Also, the love interest is a girl named Rangi (so this book is hella gay, which is always great).The villain, Jianzhu, is cunning and ruthless. He kills anyone who stands in his wa...
  • Cande
    Oh friends, OH FRIENDS. This book was one of my most anticipated releases for this year, I love Avatar and I love Kyoshi and I very much love sapphic content. So, I was like super excited. But this book exceeded my high expectations, and I didn’t think that was even possible. I adore the story, sure. But the characters are the gems here. Kyoshi is a very sympathetic character and to see her become the Avatar is amazing. Her relationship with he...
  • 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...
  • Jasmine
    I really wanted to give this book a better review; I am so sentimental when it comes to the Avatar world! But I think my previous knowledge and my imagination was better than the actual narrative. I feel the characters' journeys were not profound. No one but Kyoshi were even fully fleshed-out, and even Kyoshi's development doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I was also disappointed that the world seemed very similar to Ang's, while this story shou...
  • Giovanna
    This is a nice addition to the ATLA universe. Kyoshi as a character stands perfectly fine on her own and I found all the new characters interesting and well fleshed out. It’s a very different medium than the show or the comics, but I found the story quite easy to visualize, even the scenes that relied quite heavily on descriptions of bending. Kyoshi’s background was probably the most interesting aspect of the story for me, especially consider...
  • Kaitlyn
    the bisexual queen has landed and i want her to step on me
  • 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...
  • Sam
    This book was amazing. Not just as an A:TLA book, but as a YA book, period. Wonderful characters and story. Fantastic writing. I can't wait for the sequel.
  • 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...
  • Joe Pearse
    What an amazing addition to this already rich universe! It perfectly walks the line between paying respect to existing canon and doing its own thing.Also it's gay! Bring on the next one!
  • Rachel
    What I expected: another epic saga detailing the origins of one of the show's most compelling past Avatars.What I got: BE GAY DO CRIME