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Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2013
There are no plot-give-aways in this review
This graphics novel, like its predecessors, is well illustrated and represents the characters almost as they were in the show, while successfully aging each of them. I finished reading it in twenty to thirty minutes. Nevertheless, it does not conclude the series as I had hoped. The promise series was meant to establish a concrete ground between "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Legend of Korra". It was meant to show the creation of Republic City. Nevertheless, it does not fully show this transition. It ends with another hook which shall not be disclosed, in which the artists say that "The Search" (another three part series) will uncover these mysteries.
I was a huge fan of Avatar the Last Airbender and as a result, I hoped to find continuation of these ideals in these comics. As a matter of fact, I did feel that these comics truly captured a different part of the show. However, I expected these novels to end the transition rather than ending on hooks each time. I purchased each book of the Promise Series only to find that they did not successfully finish demonstrating the transition from Avatar the Last Airbender to Legend of Korra.
I would definitely recommend reading this book, but do not expect it to end this series with the plot end that is described on the back covers of these comics.