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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part One: 01/25/16

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part One by Gene Luen Yang

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part One by Gene Luen Yang looks at the lingering effects of the magic done on Zuko's mother for all those years. Meanwhile, there is growing resistance to the plans to build Republic City and to Zuko being the new Fire Lord.

At first it seems like everything is going well at last for Zuko. He's found his mother. He's brining her hand her children home to the palace. They are joking around and catching up on numerous lost years but trouble always seems to follow Zuko.

Uncle Iroh to the rescue.Zuko gets word that there's a plot against him and his family, so special measures need to be taken to get them to safety. The plan involves Uncle Iroh and his submarine. Yes; Iroh has a submarine.

An interesting side plot that is back burnered a bit is the reaction of Zuko's half siblings to their mother now that she has a face they've never seen. They are utterly terrified of her, complaining that she is ice cold both to touch and emotionally. Her perhaps imperfect transformation is played up more in Part Two and I hope is the big plot point in Part Three.

Five stars

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