Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: The Lost Colony by 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 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.

It's been awhile since I've read an Artemis Fowl book. I've definitely missed his adventures.

The Lost Colony is the 5th book in the Artemis Fowl series. In this book, Artemis and Holly must track down a demon, battle a new nemesis and stop a demon colony from invading Earth.

Eoin Colfer introduces a new character in this book. This demon is a great new addition to the Artemis Fowl family. He's different from all the other demons and over the course of the story, you get to find out why.

As usual, the book has unexpected twists. The best twist comes prior to the happy ending. It's unexpected, not necessarily happy, but definitely a necessary twist.

Thanks to NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for the e-copy.


  1. It's a worthy addition  to the series.
  2. We get to meet a fun, interesting new character.
  3. There are lots of unexpected twists.


  1. The introduction of the new character takes away screen-time from Artemis and Holly.

Your move, Artemis Fowl. Minerva had said.

  1. You are an Artemis Fowl fan.
  2. You enjoy books with lots of plot twists.
  3. You like smart heros.




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