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Bionicle Adventures #2: Trial By Fire Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Bionicle Adventures (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (April 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439607329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439607322
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Greg Farshtey is the author of over 40 novels and graphic novels, as well as the long-running BIONICLE(R) series and the animated BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn film. He has worked as a journalist, copywriter, and designer and is currently employed as Editorial Director for the LEGO Club. When he is not writing, Greg is usually playing with his baby daughter. He lives in Connecticut.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The 136-page book is well-written as all Greg's books, and is age-appropriate for the audience. It moves the story along well without getting bogged down, or trying to address too many side issues.
The action follows a trio of foursomes as they search out the hidden Great Kanoka disks in Metru Nui. Two Toa, two Matoran journey throughout each section of the giant city, avoiding the Vahki and learning to work with their new powers - and each other. All the while, watching to make sure the Matoran don't slip away unnoticed.
The book provides more detailed descriptions of Metru Nui, enough to really get the feeling of how different this environment is from the island of Mata Nui. The archives of Onu-Metru are a particularly intriguing place, where just about anything can happen... the place is a treasure trove of possibilities. The furnaces of Ta-Metru likewise had a good description, although most of the rest of Metru Nui's suburbs could've used some more description to bring them more to life.
As each pair of Toa follow their (sometimes unwilling) Matoran guides in search of Great Kanoka, it becomes increasingly apparent how different the entire culture of Metru Nui is from Mata Nui. Instead of taking the easy route of recreating Mata Nui in an urban setting, the Bionicle team has really created a totally different feeling for Metru Nui. The characters retain some familiarity, but they are essentially new characters. Whenua, Nokama, Onewa, and Matau as Turaga never seemed to have as much personality as they do as Toa Metru. Vakama and Nuju were more fleshed-out as Turaga, but even their personalities are quite different from what seasoned Bionicle fans know of them in later (storyline-wise) incarnations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 26, 2004
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This was an brilliant book!

It is full of action and adventure and I loved reading it.

This book is for all Bionicle fans.It has all the toa metru in it.There is a plant called a Morbuzack who is trying to take over Metru-nui.The only way to stop it is to find 6 great disks.Will the toa find the the disks,will they defeat the Morbuzack?To find out read this great book.I'd like to thank Greg Farshtey for writing this amazing book.I hope you enjoy it as much as i did.

Max
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 12, 2004
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Hi.(...)This is a very good book, and it follows DC Bionicle comics #17 and #18 very well, but also have the missing adventures of finding the other Great Disks. I rate it 4 stars because, well, it is very good and a nice, long read. Great job, Greg Farshtey (writer)!

From a true Bionicle fan.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 16, 2004
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I enjoyed "Mystery of Metru Nui," but this was a better book. Lots of action, some really creepy stuff (loved the Morbuzakh seeds scene!), and a plot that moves really fast. I would definitely recommend it!
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More About the Author

I was born in Westchester County, in NY, but grew up in southwestern CT and upstate NY. I graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Communications.
I have worked as a journalist, senior editor at a game company, and as a direct marketing copywriter. I have been working at LEGO Company since 2000 and am currently Editorial Director for LEGO Club.
In the last 9 years, I have worked on the BIONICLE, Exo-Force, Ninjago and Hero Factory book series.
When I am not writing, I like to cook, play piano, shop, and read.
I am divorced, with a wonderful little girl who I love with all my heart, and a cat named Sapphire who takes care of making messes on the days my daughter is not home. :)