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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2012
Only reason I'm giving this 4 stars is because it just ends on such a cliffhanger. I was so expecting this to end the story and I was not preparred. Silly Amazon describing the book as the "explosive conclusion" when it moreso sets up the next one. The silver lining with more books though is of course is more avatar. Huzzah!

All in all it's a good read though. I felt like Zuko had really gotten away from the person he was at the end of the show. This one brings him back more in line with that person he was and needs to be in order to rule his country properly. I still detest Aang and Katar calling each other sweetie, but it feels like they did lighten up a bit in this book.

Always great humor with Toph and Sokka. Some of the usual avatar antics and there was some nice fighting as well. Definately worth the money. I'd buy it again.

I am very curious to see where they go next though. Having seen the Legend of Korra, I kinda have an idea how everything is going to turn out, but as they always say, it's not the destination, it's the journey. ;-)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2012
***NO SPOILERS***

Great series!

Do not read this book until you have read all of the previous parts.

This book does excellent by finishing 'The Promise' series and tying in the next series of 'The Search' with the hope of finding Zuko's mother. After reading the first two books I was wondering as to how all of it would tie in, and to say the least, I was not disappointed.

To me, the prior two parts were a little bland, but it turned around. I recommend reading Parts 1 & 2 nonetheless.

5/5, would read again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2012
This is a great graphic novel. It reveals alot of things, but also has a cliffhanger. The back also has an ad about The Search Part One coming in March 2013:)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2012
At 80 pages, I'm always thirsty for more. I do feel like the comics need more content, but I can't complain about the quality. Great images, extremely colorful, and the Zuko tension is great.

I love the story line... although I really want answers as to who Lin Beifong's father is (character in Legend of Korra, known as Toph's daughter). I really hope they take out more books that bring the audience up to speed about what happens to Toph, Sokka, and Suki (since they aren't in LOK either). Can't wait for "The Search" though!!!

Avatar is my secret obsession. As a 19 yr old college student, I can't help but read these books and smile!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2013
There are no plot-give-aways in this review

This graphics novel, like its predecessors, is well illustrated and represents the characters almost as they were in the show, while successfully aging each of them. I finished reading it in twenty to thirty minutes. Nevertheless, it does not conclude the series as I had hoped. The promise series was meant to establish a concrete ground between "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Legend of Korra". It was meant to show the creation of Republic City. Nevertheless, it does not fully show this transition. It ends with another hook which shall not be disclosed, in which the artists say that "The Search" (another three part series) will uncover these mysteries.

I was a huge fan of Avatar the Last Airbender and as a result, I hoped to find continuation of these ideals in these comics. As a matter of fact, I did feel that these comics truly captured a different part of the show. However, I expected these novels to end the transition rather than ending on hooks each time. I purchased each book of the Promise Series only to find that they did not successfully finish demonstrating the transition from Avatar the Last Airbender to Legend of Korra.

I would definitely recommend reading this book, but do not expect it to end this series with the plot end that is described on the back covers of these comics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2012
The Avatar universe is amazing and I'm glad it's being expanded on with comics. This is a good comic and I finished it pretty quickly. For the most part, characters from the TV show stayed in character. Aang and Katara calling each other "Sweetie" was a bit weird for me, but that was really the only thing that didn't seem in character to me. The ending was well done and has me excited for the next trilogy, The Search!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2013
I started reading The Promise series because I was a fan of the television show. Its a great series that expands from the TV show and continues the story. The artwork is fantastic! The characters look exactly like they do in the show. Definitely worth reading!
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on May 1, 2015
The exciting conclusion to the "promise" graphic novel trilogy really makes good on its promise! Back in the beginning of this story arc, newly crowned Fire Lord Zuko made Aang promise he would "end him" if he lost touch with the good and started becoming his terrible father, but in consulting with his disgraced, imprisoned dad, he started to get confused about the sacrifices a Fire Lord needs to make and what constitutes the right stand for a leader to be making when faced with war. Now he continues to struggle with that as the Earth King refuses to grant Yu Dao residents the right to stay on land that has become their home. And Aang, as the Avatar, is torn; he sees both sides (all sides, as he's used to), and begins to acknowledge that the past's way of doing things isn't right for the future anymore--even though he loves the ways of his people that have now become history.

The graphic novel has a ton of powerful moments and messages. I love how they deal directly with mixing of the nations--how Aang sees that the Yu Dao residents have intermingled between Earth Kingdom and Fire Nation to form families that matter just as much as their respective homelands' loyalty does, and how terrible it is to watch friends fight former comrades. And I really liked Aang's take on the cultural appropriation brought on by his Avatar fan club--people who got tattoos that were sacred to his people without meeting the conditions his culture set down for deserving them. I liked that they listened to him and that they found common ground to make these folks useful and fulfilled serving something they admire without stealing it or corrupting it. And I loved that the Earth King got a bit of a wake-up call when he went down into the battle where it was dangerous and saw the actual people his decisions would affect.

Great ending to a great arc.
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on February 4, 2015
Avatar Aang arrives at Yu Dao, the Fire Nation city on Earth Kingdom soil, before the armies of both countries make it there. He fails to convince the local Fire Nation people to leave. They claim that they are too fully integrated to go--this is their home. Then the Earth Kingdom army shows up to remove the Fire Nation descendants by force. Soon enough the Fire Nation troops arrive and things go from bad to worse. Katara convinces Aang to separate himself from the conflict so he can think clearlyt about what the best solution is. He enters deep meditation where he can discuss the situation with the spirit of a previous avatar, a Firebender named Roku who happens to be the great-grandfather of Fire Lord Zuko. His advice is for Aang to contemplate the world and the obvious choice must be made--kill Zuko. Aang does his contemplation and comes to a different, more satisfying conclusion.

The book has the usual combination of action, comedy, and drama that the series does so well. The story wraps up nicely and sets up a new storyline for another series--The Search--which I'll be sure to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2014
Love this comic series! They have all been great and are a great follow up to the TV series. Almost like I'm still watching the show.
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