The Rise of Kyoshi is an upcoming two-part novel written by F. C. Yee chronicling the life of Avatar Kyoshi, taking place 412 years prior to the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The first novel will largely follow Kyoshi through her teenage and young adult years, mapping her journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after her death, as well as touching upon her romantic interest in both genders. It is set to be released on July 16, 2019.
Kyoshi, the Earth Kingdom–born and longest-living Avatar, established the brave and respected Kyoshi Warriors but also founded the secretive Dai Li, which ultimately led to the corruption, decline, and fall of her own nation. The story will follow Kyoshi's growth from a humble girl to a mighty Avatar.