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  • The Legend of Korra: Book 4 – Balance

    Both Korra and her titular TV show have been looking for purpose in the previous three seasons of the show. Themes are picked up and put down, plot lines changed for unclear reasons that can’t even really be called twists (Unalaq’s layers of villainy for example). Book 3 introduced a new antagonist, Zaheer, who is […]

  • The Legend of Korra: Book 3 – Change

    What the Legend of Korra had lacked up to this point was an interesting villain. Amon and Unalaq had superficially seemed different but underneath were rather similar: both water benders shaped by sibling rivalry and with hidden motives. Zaheer is quite different. A sort of anarchist and a genuine revolutionary, Zaheer is not a person […]

  • The Legend of Korra: Book 2 – Spirits

    [Spoilers for The Legend of Korra follow] A season in three parts that doesn’t quite make a satisfying whole. Book 1 had delivered an innovative and complete story that still felt unfinished. Korra was shown as being a contrast to her predecessor: a person of action and quick temper but also essentially a figure of […]

  • The Legend of Korra: Book 1 – Air

    Where next? A successful fantasy series has built up a substantial following. Both writers and viewers (in this case but the same is true in abstract for readers) have invested time in world building and understanding the lore of the setting. Characters were engaging and the plot reached its necessary conclusion. It’s all done but […]