LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu, continued.
Tomb of the Fangpyre
Volume 4, released August 7, 2012, continues with the team of Greg Farshtey and Paul Lee. Still fighting the serpentine snakes, the four young ninjas are sent on a mission to retrieve the four shattered stones of the Serpentine Stone. Inscribed on each stone is the history of one of the serpentine tribes. Lightning struck this dark stone and the four pieces were scattered to the four far corners of Ninjago.
Master Sensei Wu’s must keep the snakes away from the serpentine stone and its power. Each ninja is on his own while searching their assigned corner of the world of Ninjago. In this volume, more of the boy’s personalities is revealed. Kai proves to be impulsive, leaving on his corner of the world without listening to all Sensei Wu has to tell him. In the ruins of a once great city Cole discovers the secret nest of the evil Fangpyres, along with some shocking secrets of the Serpentine! [ISBN: 978-1-59707-329-5 (pb) / 978-1-59707-330-1 (hc)]
Kingdom of the Snakes
Volume 5, released on November 13, 2012, is the first edition for the new team of Greg Farshtey and Jolyon Yates. Mr. Yates studied graphic design and illustration at Cambridge and Exeter, and Japanese arts in Sapporo, Japan. He also illustrated Revvelations, an award-winning web comic.
Still on their mission to collect the four pieces of the Serpentine Stone, Jay has flown through a powerful electrical storm, then crash-landed on to his corner of world Ninjago. Master Sensei Wu’s teams of ninja never formed here, allowing evil in. This evil, specifically the Serpentine, rule this jungle area using skeleton warriors as their servants. Jay’s friends and fellow ninjas are scattered to the four corners of world Ninjago and thus powerless to help him find the section of the Serpentine Stone, hidden somewhere in this jungle. Jay’s only hope is an ancient master of Spinjitzu—Lord Garmadon! Will the evil Serpentine finally be defeated and the world of Ninjago return to a peaceful state? [ISBN: 978-59707-365-1 (pb) / 978-1-59707-357-8 (hc)]
Warriors of Stone
Volume 6 is the most recent Lego Ninjago installment. Released January 22, 2013, the team of Greg Farshtey and Jolyon Yates continue as the team behind the latest Ninjago installments. A new year brings on new combatants for the Master Sensei Wu’s team of ninjas. The team’s mystical weapons of Spinjitzu are missing. The boys are powerless without their weapons, so Master Sensei Wu trains Jay, Cole, Kai, and Zane to use their wits. The Stone Warriors have arrived in Ninjago with evil on their agendas. Can the ninjas defeat the Stone Warriors without their special powers? [ISBN: 9781597073783 (pb) / 9781597073790 (hc)]
Volume 7, coming May 28, 2013 finds the ninjas frustrated without their powers and discouraged by their inability to defeat the Stone Warriors. They do learn secrets of Sensei Wu’s past adventures, which just might hold the key to a future victory. Author Greg Farshtey and artist Jolyon Yates continue to bring this best-selling graphic novel to kids of all ages. [ISBN: 9781597074100 (pb) / 9781597074117 (hc)]
Destiny of Doom
Volume 8 will hit store shelves on October 22, 2013 and the Farshtey/Yates team are going strong.
Finally defeated, Lord Garmadon the skeletal baddie joins team good guys! Reunited with his son Lloyd, the two make a powerfully unstoppable team, led by Sensei Wu . . . unless they have to face one of their own. Before Garmadon turned, he had placed terrible doomsday devices all over Ninjago, timed to activate in the event of his defeat. Now he must lead the ninjas in a quest around the world to battle these maniacal menaces, and hope that their first mission together isn’t their last! [ISBN: 9781597074810 (pb) / 9781597074803 (hc)]
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Text: copyright © 2011-2013 by Greg Farshtey
Illustrations: copyright © 2011 by Paulo Henrique
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. . . . . copyright © 2012-2013 by Jolyon Yates
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