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This fanon series is completed, meaning all expected chapters have been released.
The Balance Shifts
Air is a fanon series that takes place twelve years after the end of the Hundred Year War. It's continuity is solely with the original series and is not related to Legend of Korra or The Promise.
Princess Ursa will return in(July 2013)
Almost immediately after the glorious end of A:TLA,began to plan out a continuation. At the time, there was no rumor of Legend of Korra and as far as the fans were concerned 'The Promise' graphic novels were non-existent. The series left several unanswered questions -What happened to Zuko's mother?!- and Wordbender, slightly depressed with the then likelihood that they would never be answered, decided to answer them for herself. At first, plotting out this story was merely for her own amusement -frantic scribbles on half a dozen scraps of paper. But as the plot grew more and more complex, she realized that actually writing the story was unavoidable. Muahaha.
The epic task was undertaken in November 2009 (calling all Nanowrimo fans!) and for the next three years, Wordbender has been slaving away at the grueling task of editing, rewriting and rearranging Air. When it comes to writing, Wordbender is kind of a perfectionist -a good quality, unless you actually want to publish something. Suffice to say, she hopes you enjoy it.
Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko have worked hard to maintain the long lasting -if at times unsteady- world peace. And for twelve years, despite skirmishes and trials, they have succeeded.
Rebels stir. Allies are questioned. Spies and assassins skulk the halls of the Royal Fire Palace, and a shadow haunts the heart of Avatar Aang. Any peace the world has gained is quickly dissolving into a dangerous game of disguise and deception.
The Balance is shifting, and the last hope to maintain harmony is to discover the true enemy and stop them -before it's too late.
Reception, Reviews and Interviews
|"This series is only getting started, but I can tell that its the one to watch...[It] has a suspenseful feel you don't always find in an Avatar fanon... It seems to build with every new chapter. "|
|—, Fanon admin and author of|
|"How is it that the plot continues to thicken? It was pretty darn thick last month and still it continues to drag people in. Like literary quicksand. "|
|—, author of|
|"Wow, I am speechless! ...the quality of this fanon will draw people to it. :)"|
|—, author of and|
|"This is a five star, 10/10 scored series in my eyes. It has the power of drawing people to it after the first paragraph, plus it has amazing plot development! ...I'm speechless!"|
|"Wordbender has a trait common to the great mystery writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dame Agatha Christie: the ability to unfold a mystery like origami, so that the reader never expects the twist behind the final fold."|
|"This story was extremely well written, the plots were deep, and the entire story was powerful. As I find myself getting into the story, I couldn't help myself but to recommend it to all my avatar fan friends."|
Air has been well received, earning praise from readers and reviewers alike. Mageddon725 graced it with a score of 9.05 in his rockin' awesome review, and Omashu Rocks gave it an 8.9. His review also influenced the intensification of a certain subplot. A prime example that one should never shun advice; two heads are better than one, you know. MibuWolf also gave it a 9.1 (A-) score, with some excellent advice on sentence structure which, at the time, I was struggling with. I really think I'm (mostly) over it now. ;)
Fruipit recently conducted this marvelous SPOILER-FREE interview, which is definitely worth checking out. There is another, more in-depth interview about the story by TechFilmer somewhere, but I can't seem to find that one. :P
Fanon Award for Best Supporting Character (Female)
|Lady Sa (2010) - (2011) - (2012)|
- Featured Fanon Series for July 2012
- Nominated for the Feb. 2012 Fanon Awards in the 'Outstanding New Series' category, being only a month old at the time.
- Ursa won Best Supporting Female Character in the Fourth Fanon Awards.
- Air was nominated for 'Outstanding Drama Series' in the Fourth Fanon Awards.
- Air won a in September 2012.
- Air won its double in April 2013. Thank you, readers!
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