Hey there,here, reviewing by on behalf of the Fanon Review Squad.
In this fanon, OAN has pieced together her own tale of what happened in the lives of Team Avatar from the moment Avatar: The Last Airbender ended, up to the point where The Legend of Korra began (while also including edited information from The Promise Trilogy).
This fanon is certainly one of the After-the-War fanons that has grown popular in recent years, but the format is slightly different, which makes it all the more interesting. I’ll explain in more detail below.
Story – 8.0: The story is done by year as opposed to the narrative method, and this lends it a unique history book sort-of feeling. However, this same innovation also relies on the reader already being invested in the characters.
Action – 8.0: The action isn’t overwhelming in this story; it is actually spaced quite well. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really do a good job of pulling the reader in, although that could come from the format in which the piece is written.
Writing – 7.5: There are a few grammar/spelling errors here or there, but not enough to really hinder anything. The problem lies in the basic sentence structuring and the rather dry narrative.
Creativity – 5.0: I can’t really say that this is all that creative; fanons like it are quite common.
Believability – 8.7: Apart from some points of conversation—in which things seem like the characters wouldn’t have said them—the plot elements in this story are quite believable.
Character Development – 8.5: OAN captures the essence of the beloved characters from A:TLA quite well. I do wish that a little more growth happened with some of the major characters, but overall, nicely done.
Average Score: 7.6
Note: All scores are out of ten
Advice for Originalavatarnerdling: Much of the problem here is the result of a lack of a hook or device to keep people interested in the story. Another issue, although it stems from that same problem, is that there is very little that sets this piece apart. Other than that, spice up your writing. I do like the historical narrative style, though.
Who should read The Years After the Hundred Year War? Anyone who loves “after-the-war” fanons should definitely read this one.