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Avatar: The Last Airbender to return in the form of element-bending YA prequel novels

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Aug 29, 2018

Need to fill those Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra-sized holes in your heart? Well, you're in luck, because a new series of Young Adult novels from Nickelodeon and Abrams Books will expand the fantastical Avatar mythos, reports Entertainment Weekly

The first book, Avatar: The Rise of Kyoshi, will fling you back in time and teach you about the longest-living Avatar in history, Kyoshi, who lived for 230 years. F.C. Yee (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo) will be handling the writing, along with input from Last Airbender co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino.

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Credit: Abrams Books/Nickelodeon

“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,” said Andrew Smith, senior vice president and publisher of Abrams Children’s Books. “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!”

Avatar: The Rise of Kyoshi won't be available until next July, but you can pre-order a copy right here.