If you’ve wanted to know more about the world of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’, you’ll be excited to hear that two new books are coming out to give us more of this classic world. Abrams Children’s Books has partnered with Nickelodeon to deliver new young adult novels set in the world and will put a focus on a character which we’ve heard about but don’t know that much of. Avatar Kyoshi is the longest living human Avatar from the franchise and is over 230 years old. However, not much is known about her.
Now, these two new novels will be released and have been written by F.C. Yee (‘The Epic Crush of Genie Lo’) with plenty of consulting work by co-creator of the series Michael Dante DiMartino to tell the story. Not only is DiMartino the co-creator but was also the executive producer on both ‘The Last Airbender’ and ‘The Legend of Korra.’
The first of these two novels is titled ‘The Rise of Kyoshi’ and goes into her origin story where we see her create both the order of the Kyoshi Warriors as well as the secretive Dai Li. Sadly, this is what ended up leading to the fall of the Earth Kingdom.
According to DiMartino:
“Avatar Kyoshi is one of the characters fans often ask me about, so I’m excited to have the opportunity to help expand on her legend.”
Now, fans will have genuine insight into the character!
Senior vice president and publisher of Abrams Children’s Books Andrew Smith shared that:
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Michael Dante DiMartino, Nickelodeon, and critically acclaimed author F.C. Yee to add to the canon of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Bringing Kyoshi’s previously untold story to life in original novels will be a major pop culture event, not only for fans of the show but also for readers hungry for a new epic YA saga. The Rise of Kyoshi has all the hallmarks of what YA readers love — bold storytelling set in a rich landscape with a strong heroine at the forefront!”
Are you excited to find out more about Kyoshi when ‘The Rise of Kyoshi’ is released? Do you think this would have worked if Michael Dante DiMartino hadn’t helped consult on putting the stories together? Share your thoughts below!
You can pick up a copy of ‘The Rise of Kyoshi’ in July of 2019!
Source: Entertainment Weekly