Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony

// March 25th, 2012 // Book Reviews

Title: Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony

Author: Eoin Colfer


Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear to the fairy families that they could never win, they decided to move their civilization underground and keep themselves hidden from the humans. All the fairy families agreed on this, except the 8th family, the demons.

The demons planned to lift their small island out of time until they had regrouped and were ready to wage war on the humans once more. However the time spell went wrong, and the island of Hybras was catapulted into Limbo, where it has remained for ten thousand years.

Now, the tainted time spell is deteriorating and demons are being sucked back into the present space and time. The fairy Council is naturally concerned about this and is monitoring any materializations. When the spell’s deterioration accelerates, the materializations become unpredictable. Even the fairy scientists cannot figure out where the next demon will pop up.

But someone can. Artemis Fowl, teenage criminal mastermind has solved temporal equations that no normal human should be intelligent enough to understand. So when a confused and frightened demon pops up in a Sicilian theatre, Artemis Fowl is there to meet him. Unfortunately, he is not the only one. A second, mysterious party has also solved the temporal equations, and has managed to abduct the demon before Artemis can secure him.

This is a disaster for the fairy people, as this demon was no ordinary fairy. He was the last demon warlock, the one who held the key to the survival of the entire demon race.

It is up to Artemis and his old comrade, Captain Holly Short, to track down the missing demon and rescue him, before the time spell dissolves completely and the lost demon colony returns violently to Earth.

My Review:

Eoin Colfer has always been one of my favorite authors. I have read the first several books of his Artemis Fowl series, and they were great! I’ve also read his Half-Moon Investigations book, which got to my top 10 books of 2011! Congratulations!

This book was outstanding. Outstanding in many ways. One way was that it involved many magical and mystical creatures such as warlocks, demons and imps. Another way was how the author dealt with time. It was spectacular! The book went back in time, forward in time, accelerated time and slowed time. It was just a little confusing where in time you were at that point so you need to concentrate. Also there was fantasy in reality, which I thought is cool.

This book was a little better than the previous book. The previous book, The Opal Deception was still awesome, but this book was more my type. I think this book was better than every book in the series so far. Though it barely tops the Eternity Code, the third book in the series.

The only thing I would ask the author, Eoin Colfer, about is who was the demoness with the red markings? I think I might figure that out in the later books, but I’m not sure. I recommend this book to people who like fantasy and creatures, but can hold a lot of things in their head at one time. It is a book for advanced readers. I rate this book 10 out of 10 stars. Happy Reading!

2 Responses to “Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony”

  1. Mrs.Fromowitz says:

    Harrison, I really enjoyed your comments. You know that fantasy is really not my favorite genre but after reading your comments, I might be willing to give it a try.

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