Saturday, April 14, 2007

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony, by Eoin Colfer

The Lost Colony is the fifth entry in the Artemis Fowl series, and in my opinion, the best. I just finished listening to the audiobook today (beautifully read), and this is a much more mature, much more detailed and involving story.

Artemis and Butler are first seen waiting for someone, or something, to appear at a designated location. As it turns out, that something is a Demon, a member of the eighth family of fairies. And that something is expected to arrive on earth through a time tunnel to an island, the Demon island, that was removed magically from Earth in the great battle which drove the rest of the fairies underground.

In this entry, Artemis, and his friends from the LEP, Holly, Foley, and Mulch Diggums must save a Demon that has landed on Earth and been kidnapped by other humans. And, must find a way to save the rest of the Demons from their island and from the time tunnel.

This book also gives us an insight into the Demon world, and into the characters of the Demon Pride leader, and the young, undeveloped Demon Imp, who finds himself out of place in his Demon world.

Artemis develops a lot as a character in this book (he's finally reached puberty), and his friendship with Captain Holly Short also deepens. We get a lot more feeling than has previously been seen in these stories, and a more involved plot. I also have a feeling that the book is somewhat longer, though having listened to rather than read it, I can be certain. However, a satisfying and rewarding read from a series that has previously seemed a little ho-hum. A good option for the fantasy or sci-fi reading 9-12 crew.


Maggie said...

I've only read two books in the Artemis series. Must get busy and read the rest! :D

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