Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle. When the fairies realized they’d never win, they moved their civilization underground and hid. All the families agreed, except the demons.
The demons planned to lift themselves out of time until they were ready to wage war on the humans once more. But the spell went wrong, and they were catapulted into Limbo. Now the spell’s deterioration is accelerating and the demon materializations are erupting. Even the fairy scientists cannot predict the next one.
But someone can. Artemis Fowl, teenage criminal mastermind, has solved temporal equations that no human can. So when a confused and frightened demon pops up in a Sicilian theatre, Artemis is there to meet him. Unfortunately, a second mysterious party has also solved the equations and has managed to abduct the demon.
Once again, Artemis will pair up with his old comrade Captain Holly Short, to track down the missing demon, before the spell dissolves completely and the lost demon colony returns violently to Earth.
What a great book to end 2009 with, yes ladies and gentlemen The Lost Colony by Eion Colfer was my last book. And I've been pondering on what to say about it, besides what I've already about this awesome series.
I know I will sound like a broken record when I repeat that the Artemis Fowl series is wonderful reading for both children and parents. The characters are superb and it has the fantasy/magic that will entertain the more pickier of kids (and parents too).
Artemis' growth, and I mean a conscious is entertaining and heart warning to experience but his evil genius mode is ever so appealing as well.
Artemis is back on the block, he just has changed his sights to different matters, and in this case it's demons. But here enters another evil genius master mind, Minerva. Has Artemis found his match? It would appear so... There's just a little problem: they will have to work together (along with Captain Holly Short and crew) to help their demon friends.
The Lost Colony by Eion Colfer (4.5/5) Young Reader; Fantasy; Published: Disney-Hyperion (8/06); Series: # 5, Artemis Fowl; 101 Fantasy Challenge (8); 2009 100 + Reading Challenge; (151);