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It's been sixteen years since Avatar Korra of the Water Tribes has died. On the same day she passed, Brek was born in the Earth Kingdom city of Kekuatan. Now 16 years old, Brek is about to discover that he is the Avatar, the chosen one who can bend all four elements and is responsible for keeping balance in the world. Unfortunately, Brek is about to inherit a world of problems. His predecessor, Korra, successfully ceased anti-bender revolts, but now a group of bender supremacists, called the Isha, plan to destroy all non-benders leaving only the "genetically superior" to remain.
Allow me to start off by saying that this fanon is one of the most engrossing that I’ve read, and it takes quite a lot to keep me engrossed. Avatar Brek takes the conflict that Korra will go through in the new series and completely flips it on its head. Add in some legitimately scary villains, and you have a sense of Avatar Brek.
Story – 9.5: The story of Avatar Brek is what has kept me reading. Omashu is very good at writing in such a way as to make the reader want to, y’know, keep reading.
Action – 8.6: The action in Avatar Brek is almost ever-present. Every chapter features some form of fight scene or battle, and while they are all written very well and are very entertaining, they eventually begin to lose their luster. Some chapters dedicated to the recuperation of characters and rest periods could easily fix this problem.
Writing – 9.0: I have very few complaints about the writing in Avatar Brek, as most everything, grammatically and otherwise, is in the upper tier. There are a few areas where it’s a tad clunky, but they are so few and far between that it isn’t really even an issue. (Maybe I’m just OCD to notice stuff like that)
Creativity – 9.2: I know for a fact that no one has written about a group like the Isha and the conflict that they cause. Omashu has crafted a truly original piece, and it shows.
Believability – 8.5: Clichés are incredibly difficult to move away from, as they often take away from the overall believability, but Omashu manages to avoid the killers. A few subtler clichés, particularly in the area of romance, are there, but they aren’t stifling.
Character Development – 9.3: Avatar Brek shines here particularly well, specifically in regard to the titular character and his love interest, Berani. These two experience legitimate growth, trial, and emotions. I can actually believe their thoughts, actions, and the changes thereof.
Average Score: 9.0
Note: All scores are out of ten
Advice for Omashu Rocks: The only thing that I can think of that you can truly change is the action-to-rest ratio. Just include time for your characters to reflect and recuperate, and all major issues will have been solved.
Who should read Avatar Brek? Anyone excited for Korra will love the continuation of the Avatar saga, and those looking for a genius story can look here and be equally satisfied.