November 28, 2011

Review : Artemis Fowl and The Lost Colony

Title : Artemis Fowl and The Lost Colony
Author : Eoin Colfer
Reading Dates : 15 Oct - 18 Oct 2011
Artemis Fowl
From goodreads :
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 eighth 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 concerned about this and is monitoring any materializations. But when the spells 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 theater, 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. Once again, Artemis will have to pair up with 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.

Book Review of Artemis Fowl and The Lost Colony.

There are a few reasons why I enjoy this particular entry in The Artemis Fowl series.

The first are the new additions to Artemis Fowl’s team of specialist troubleshooters. It would definitely be interesting to see how the new members fit into their little family and what they could contribute to it. It helps of course that all of them have a smart mouth on them leading to some very funny conversations between them.

The other is the little twist at the end of the tale. Artemis’s new found abilities certainly opens up some interesting possibilities in the future even if both his enemies and allies alike won’t like it. As a reader though, I definitely wanted to read the next book just to see what Artemis has up his sleeve.

Finally, of course, is that Artemis gets to show off that big brain of his again. Look out for the scene where he saves one of his companions from certain death. That is definitely not something that could be done by any ordinary person.

I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next books in the series.

My conclusions :

  • Would I re-read the book ? Yes.
  • Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Yes.
  • Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Yes.
  • Who would I recommend this too? Fantasy readers.
  • For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Buy it.

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1 comment:

  1. I am going to read this series over the holidays I think :)


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