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#1 Offline son of the shadows

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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 12:07 AM

Mine would have to be either Time Trap for reveling a lot of info on how the Toa Metru were chosen and Legacy of Evil for giving us a bunch of info and history of our favorite character! :biggrin: So what are yours? ^_^
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#2 Offline 55555

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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 12:08 AM

Time Trap. In which Vakama is awesome. - 55555
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 12:10 AM

From what I have (Which are... Five books, Chronicles 1, Adventures 1 and 2 and Legends 1 and 2), my favorite is Dark Destiny by far. It was the best book I've ever read. Makes me wonder, where the hay did I left it :wacko:?
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#4 Offline Ankarus

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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 12:11 AM

Mine is a tie between Dark Destiny and Legacy of Evil.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 12:36 AM

My favorite book would have to be Raid On Vulcanus. I liked that there were no Toa to use elemental powers. It was just raw fighting skills used.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 06:42 AM

Time Trap. In which Vakama is awesome. - 55555

I must agree.

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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 08:43 AM

Time Trap is pretty decent.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 08:47 AM

My favorite book would be either Time Trap or Downfall. Both were really good books, but I can't decide which one is better.:P
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 09:14 AM

Time Trap and The Final Battle. Both were great, but I haven't read any Bionicle recently, I've just flipped through the comics... Might read the books again, if I ever manage to have enough free time...
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 09:37 AM

Time Trap, Legacy of Evil, Downfall, and The Final Battle were all fantastic.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 10:21 AM

*sigh* I'm going to have to with the cliche and say Time Trap (though it's a cliche with good reason). I would also say Island of Doom and Dark Destiny are high up on the list.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 10:28 AM

Definitely Time Trap, I think the fact that it had fewer characters compared to the rest helped a lot. And plus it was Makuta at his very best. I liked Legacy of Evil's backstory, but Downfall played out beautifully. I'll throw in The Final Battle too, for the ending. The rest seemed kind of run-of-the-mill Toa vs. Bad Guys that had been going on for a while, but once the energy storms started and Greg offed half the characters at once, it really became awesome.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 10:31 AM

Tale of the Toa, Power Play, Shadows in the Sky, Raid on Vulcanus. And Journey's End if it counts. Heck, they're all good.

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#14 Offline Varaka

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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 11:03 AM

My favorites would have to be Voyage Of Fear, Maze Of Shadows, and Time Trap. The first few books of "BIONICLE Legends" were pretty good too.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 11:16 AM

*Incoming Transmission* It's a three-way tie: Voyage of Fear, Maze of Shadows, and Tales of the Toa. But out of those three, I think Maze of Shadows wins. *End Transmission*
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 11:33 AM

I'll do it by series: Chronicles: Tale of the Toa (Heavy Kopaka focus, took a definite interest in the emotions and character of the Toa). Adventures: Time Trap (Very dramatic, rather philosophical; involved screwing with time). Legends: Dark Destiny (I really liked the darker tone the book took; it made Power Play rather disappointing, actually).
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 12:18 PM

"City of the lost" It was my first and best.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 03:37 PM

A lot of the books were good, but Time Trap was far and away the best.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 04:12 PM

My two favorites are Time Trap and Web of Shadows. Time Trap because it had only a single protagonist and so it allowed Greg to develope that one character more, as opposed to having to develope six and one time. Web of Shadows mainly due to Vakama's treachery. For the first time, the good guys weren't always good, and that enhanced the story. -don't touch my pocket protector
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 04:34 PM

Very hard to choose. Maze of Shadows (so much back story for the island of Mata Nui), Time Trap (Makuta, Dark Hunters and Order of Mata Nui reference. Genius. Also Vakama's best character development), Downfall (Matoro dies and doesn't come back ;-;) or Swamp of Secrets (Toa Mata history is just win). Also the books where Greg had more freedom were the best.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 05:37 PM

Inferno is probably my favorite, although I haven't read many Bionicle books. Nonetheless, it's the most enjoyable one for me.
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And even though you needed me / It was clear that I could not do a thing for you
 
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And there's a change that even with regret / Cannot be undone
 
Now frontiers shift like desert sands / While nations wash their bloodied hands
Of loyalty, of history / In shades of grey
 
I woke to the sound of drums / The music played, the morning sun streamed in
I turned and I looked at you / And all but the bitter residues slipped away
 
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 06:28 PM

I never got too into the books, but one of my brothers read them to me a couple of times (because I was too lazy too, and I needed them to pronounce things and explain other stuff early-on). I don't remember specific books, but I enjoyed the first four of the first series a lot!
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 07:23 PM

Tie:Power PlayInfernoThe Final BattleThe Darkness BelowDownfallDark Destiny
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 09:43 PM

Time Trap. I thought of it first, you all just copied me. Posers.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 09:47 PM

Legacy of Evil, with Time Trap, a close second.
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Posted Oct 14 2011 - 09:58 PM

I liked Time Trap because it showed us what Greg could REALLY do when he wans't too constrained, and also Tales of the Masks because it had a bunch of pretty cool stories, but most of all, I enjoyed LLegends #11: The Final Battle. It was just so...epic.The graphic novels weren't bad either :)
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Posted Oct 15 2011 - 08:07 PM

I really liked most of the Inika books, but I forget the names. :P
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Posted Oct 15 2011 - 09:09 PM

Downfall, The Final Battle and Raid on Vulcanus were pretty great. BIONICLE books in general I find to be pretty enjoyable. Never got Time Trap, unfortunately.
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Posted Oct 15 2011 - 09:36 PM

Never got Time Trap, but I really liked it when I read it at the bookstore.
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Posted Oct 15 2011 - 10:55 PM

Favorite... book... Hm. I only own a hand full of Bionicle books, but that Legend(s) book about the Pirakas' past was probably my favorite. -Skar
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Posted Oct 15 2011 - 11:02 PM

Eh, its been a while since I read them, but Tales of the Masks have always been one of my favorites.
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Posted Oct 15 2011 - 11:26 PM

Time Trap. In which Vakama is awesome. - 55555

I must agree.

Thirdly. Time Trap just had so much awesomeness in it. Rivin

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Posted Oct 16 2011 - 07:22 AM

TDB and LoMN. The Darkness Below because it has Nokama as the main char, vs. another girl, and LoMN because.
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Posted Oct 16 2011 - 08:07 AM

Shadows in the skywhen pohatu - kopaka - lewa nuva fight against makuta :D
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Posted Oct 16 2011 - 09:33 AM

Time trap for sure. My favorite series was all of the legends but, time trap was so unique and introduced concepts that were quite awesome in my opinion, and finally gave us a book with a story not based off of sets released at the time, it gave us a story based on Dark Hunters and makuta and all of those such things.
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Posted Oct 16 2011 - 07:23 PM

Time Trap was simply pure, pure genius; an undisputed home run for Greg F. It was practicaly a Bionicle Twilight Zone episode, and I can't think of any other Bionicle book that can receive that distinction. Then I would probably put Tales of the Masks in second, and then maybe that story about Nidhiki that was in the first Bionicle Encyclopedia.
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Posted Oct 16 2011 - 07:29 PM

Like the majority here, Time Trap, by far. It was also the best thing 2005 gave us. Then Downfall.
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Posted Oct 16 2011 - 08:01 PM

Like everyone else, I'm a sucker for Time Trap.~B~
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Posted Oct 16 2011 - 08:17 PM

Because resistance is futile; Time Trap. It made up for the rest of 2005. Aside from that, maybe the 2006 novels. The Matoran finally get fed up with the Turaga, and then Jaller leads five other Matoran on a rescue plan to save the Toa Nuva. I know that Matoran were useful in prior years, 2001-2003 were major examples of heroic Matoran, but this made me think that becoming a Toa might actually be a step down from Matoran.
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Posted Oct 16 2011 - 10:12 PM

Time Trap :)
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