BIONICLE: Revenge of the Skull Spiders

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"After the defeat of his skeleton warriors at the hands of the Toa, the evil Makuta calls upon a horde of monsters to face the elemental masters. The heroes will have to team up with an unlikely ally to take down their nemesis as the all-new BIONICLE legend continues!"
— Back Cover

Revenge of the Skull Spiders
Series LEGO BIONICLE Chapter Books
Author Ryder Windham
Publisher Scholastic
ISBN 978-0545905909

Revenge of the Skull Spiders is a BIONICLE chapter book, the second one set in the rebooted storyline. It was written by Ryder Windham and released on December 29, 2015.


Vizuna of the Region of Jungle, while hiding in a tree, watches the Toa - Lewa, Pohatu, Onua, Tahu, Kopaka, and Gali - compete with each other on fighting the Lord of Skull Spiders and then working together to defeat him on the bridge leading to the City of the Mask Makers. As Vizuna starts going to a meeting spot where the other Protectors will meet him, three Skull Spiders attack him, but he defeats two of them. As the other one is about to pounce on him, Korgot of the Region of Earth appears and saves him from the Skull Spider. Korgot also reports that she was attacked by three Skull Spiders and defeated them. The other four Protectors - Narmoto of the Region of Fire, Izotor of the Region of Ice, Kivoda of the Region of Water, and Nilkuu of the Region of Stone - come to meet Vizuna and Korgot, with Nilkuu coming in late because he took a wrong turn. The Protectors briefly converse about what they had been doing since they last met at the Temple of Time. Vizuna tells his comrades about the battle, and then leads them to the bridge. The Protectors talk about the Toa not remembering their pasts along the way. Upon arriving, the Protectors witness the bridge being destroyed by an earthquake caused by Onua during a fight in the city.

Vizuna resolves to have himself and his fellow Protectors take a somewhat safe rope bridge constructed by the archaeologist Harvali from a nearby village in order to enter the city. Vizuna tells his comrades about how she went missing over a year ago as he leads them to the bridge. The Protectors find the bridge, and Vizuna, Korgot, and Izotor agree to cross the bridge first. The three Protectors notice two cliff vultures along the way, but quickly disregard them. A horde of Skull Spiders attack the three Protectors, but the Protectors use their Elemental Blasters to fight back. As the Spiders put great stress on the bridge, all six of the Protectors run to the other side of the bridge to survive. When the Protectors reach a ledge near the city's underbelly, Narmoto destroys the bridge to defeat the spiders. Nilkuu complains about finding a way back, but the Protectors press on.

Meanwhile, after the Spiders reach the ground following the destruction of the bridge, they find the unconscious and injured Lord of Skull Spiders. The Spiders rescue their lord by covering him in webs and dragging him back to his lair, which resides in a cliff that leads to the city.

In the city's depths, Vizuna leads his fellow Protectors to a set of ancient carvings that depict the Elemental Creatures. The Protectors are interested in it, but Kivoda reminds the group to continue their journey. A strong gust of wind nearly blows Kivoda away because of his turbines, but Izotor saves him from falling from the ledge. The Protectors get attacked by the cliff vultures, but are able to repel them. When the Protectors reach a dark cave, Korgot leads the Protectors through using her excellent eyesight in the dark, while having Narmoto use one of his Flame Swords to light up the cave for the Protectors. Korgot notices a cave-in used by someone to seal off the passage, so she uses her drill to make a hole in the wall for the Protectors to pass through. Korgot and Nilkuu then seal off the passage behind them to prevent the Skull Spiders from following them. Continuing on, they discover another set of carvings that tells about the history of the Prophecy of Heroes. The carvings tell about Ekimu seeing the appearance of the Elemental Creatures as an omen during the Festival of Masks, Ekimu and the Protectors' Protector ancestors going to the Temple of Time, Ekimu foreseeing the cataclysm changing Okoto's landscape and the Toa coming to the island, Ekimu making the Golden Masks of Power, and the cataclysm occurring. Nilkuu notices more carvings that tell about the Toa finding Ekimu's body, them reviving Ekimu, and the current Protectors coming to the city and meeting him. This causes Nilkuu to optimistically predict their success, but Kivoda impatiently tells him and their fellow Protectors to continue on with their journey. The Protectors fall into an ancient lava tube made and rigged by someone, but Narmoto is able to save himself and his fellow Protectors. The Protectors then find Harvali trapped in the cave and hiding behind a wide stalagmite.

Harvali warns the Protectors about a giant biomechanical snake coming to get them. The seven encounter the snake, who is possessed by a Skull Spider and attacks them. While Nilkuu's allies run to another to escape from the snake, he falls behind, and uses his Sandstone Blaster to knock the spider off the snake's face, freeing it from the spider's control. The snake shows itself to be playful, and soon becomes friends with Nilkuu. The Protectors and Harvali keep each other up to date, with Harvali being delighted to hear about the Toa having come. When Vizuna informs her that the Toa have defeated the Lord of Skull Spiders, Harvali agrees to lead the Protectors to the Lord of Skull Spiders' lair in order to enter the city. The snake then offers the seven allies a ride to the lair. They accept, and have the snake transport them to the lair with Harvali's guidance, despite Nilkuu not having practiced steering the snake. When the snake approaches a dark tunnel that leads to the lair, it stops, and the Protectors and Harvali go through the tunnel on foot. They hear a strange scraping sound and water dripping from the city's underground reservoirs along the way. When the seven allies reach the end of the tunnel, they notice more than a thousand Skull Spiders gathering in the lair to help the Lord of Skull Spiders heal. The Protectors and Harvali also find the passageway to the city, but they are concerned about the Skull Spiders blocking their way there. The Protectors deduce that the Spiders are gathering to seek revenge on the Protectors and Toa.

In order to stop the Skull Spiders, the Protectors use their Elemental Blasters to damage the ceiling, causing water to leak from it. However, the Protectors notice the Lord of Skull Spiders waking up and freeing himself from his servants' webs. The snake then comes to the Protectors and Harvali, and they begin to ride the snake out of the lair as Kivoda and Narmoto damage the ceiling more. When the snake gets near the Lord of Skull Spiders, the Lord of Skull Spiders frees himself and goes after the snake. A group of about thirty Skull Spiders try to possess the snake and its seven passengers, but Nilkuu defeats them. The Lord of Skull Spiders catches up with the snake and is about to catch its tail when the ceiling is completely destroyed, falling on the Lord of Skull Spiders and his remaining servants, crushing them. The snake takes its passengers to the surface, to one of the city's graveyards. As Harvali celebrates her return to the surface, dozens of Skull Warriors appear and attack the Protectors, Harvali, and the snake. The Protectors and the snake fight and are able to defeat the Skull Warriors. The group then see a battlefield, from which they deduce that the Toa fought and defeated another group of Skull Warriors there. They travel across the city following the Toa's tracks, which lead them to the Tomb of Ekimu. The allies notice a duo of evil creatures have been crushed by a stone sculpture of Ekimu's mask and deduce that the Toa must have done this. The Protectors and Harvali enter the tomb and find that Ekimu has been revived and left his sacrophagus, much to Harvali's excitement. The Protectors, Harvali, and the snake hear sounds of explosions from the Forge of the Mask Makers, leading the Protectors to go inside the Forge alone while Harvali and the snake stay put. The Protectors notice Skull Basher and Skull Grinder defeated and maskless. They also notice the Toa unconscious and without their Golden Masks of Power. Ekimu appears and meets the Protectors, and the Protectors bow to him.

Ekimu briefly mistakes the Protectors for their ancestors, but the Protectors correct him and introduce themselves. Ekimu has them help him put the Toa on his worktables, and explains what has happened since he was woken from his sleep. Vizuna has Harvali come to the Forge, and she faints from excitement at the sight of the Toa and Ekimu. Ekimu then places the completely-repaired Golden Masks on the Toa, who then awake. After the Toa imprison the skull villains in the Forge's prison cells, Ekimu wants the city to be reclaimed by him and the islanders, despite Makuta's threat having not yet ended. Kivoda reports to Ekimu about the reservoirs being destroyed by the Protectors' fight against the Lord of Skull Spiders, and Ekimu decides that the Toa should learn how to work together from the Protectors. He has his allies join him outside and wake Harvali up, with the snake also accompanying them. Ekimu shows his allies a rocket launcher that he created thousands of years ago, and then has Tahu and Narmoto use their Fire powers to use the rocket launcher, creating fireworks. The Toa use their Golden Masks' elemental powers to make the fireworks more visible to everyone on the island. Korgot then asks Vizuna if he could teach her how to use his Elemental Flame Bow, with Vizuna agreeing that all the Protectors should learn how to use each other's weapons. Later, Harvali has the Protectors and the Toa build a rope bridge on the city, with Ekimu overseeing its construction. Hundreds of islanders come to the city, cheering, as Ekimu reminds his allies that Makuta's threat has not yet ended. He then tells Kivoda to tell the colonists to meet them in the city's main square that evening for a grand firework show. As the Protectors greet the colonists, Ekimu thinks about Makuta and vows to fight back.



  • The back cover says that after the Toa defeated the skeletal warriors, Makuta assembles an army of monsters to fight the Toa, and the Toa will have to team up with an unlikely ally to defeat Makuta and his minions. However, this description is inaccurate, as the book's plot is about the Protectors fighting the vengeful Skull Spiders and the Lord of Skull Spiders, and teaming up with Harvali to reach the City of the Mask Makers.
  • On Page 35, Izotor's name is misspelled as "Izotar".

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