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The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part Two: 02/27/20
The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part Two by Michael Dante DiMartino was released last November and I completely missed it even though I had been keeping current with releases in this series. I'm reviewing it now because I have the concluding volume on hand to read and review.
In Part One the big question was Kuvira's loyalty to elections in the Earth Kingdom. She was Korra's last ditch effort to stop Commander Guan and his splinter army from using the elections to stage a coup.
Now in the middle volume, we see just how dangerous Guan is. He has a doctor on hand and together they've made the brain washing at Lake Laogai (Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2, Episode 17).
Normally I find brainwashing plots hard to swallow but the Avatar world-building has established how it works and The Legend of Korra stories have all been wrapped around how advances in bending has been helping the modernization of their world.