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Eoin Colfer
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7 April 2011 Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony is the fifth sensational book in the gripping Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.

Has criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl met his match?

Until recently Artemis Fowl was the only human to have discovered that fairies do exist. But now a second juvenile genius wants to capture one for scientific study - and not just any old fairy. The newcomer intends to trap a demon, the most human-hating species unknown to man.

Only an ancient time spell separates the demons from mankind - and Artemis must prevent it from unravelling. If he fails, the bloodthirsty tribe will re-launch their quest to wipe humans from the planet . . .

There can only be one winner in this battle of the demons. And it may not be Artemis Fowl.

'A superb series' - The Times

'Engagingly vivid, exciting and witty' - The Telegraph

'Fast, funny and very exciting' - Daily Mail

***Artemis Fowl was winner of the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year Award and Children's Book of the Year at the Children's Book Awards. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award.***

****Enter Artemis's wicked world at www.artemisfowl.co.uk****

Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age and, as an adult, continued to write. ARTEMIS FOWL, his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Re-issue edition (7 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141339144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141339146
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is the New York Times best-selling author

of the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series as well as Airman; Half Moon

Investigations; The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books;

The Wish List; Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He was born in

Wexford on the southeast coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four

brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher,

historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first

developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with

gripping Viking stories inspired by history that he was learning in

school at the time.

Eoin got his degree from Dublin University and qualified as a primary

school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he

and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi

Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published

in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been

translated into many languages; a sequel followed in 1999. In 2001, the

first Artemis Fowl book was published worldwide to much success -

shortly thereafter he left teaching to concentrate fully on his writing.

To this day, Eoin has written 6 Artemis Fowl books which have sold over

12 million copies worldwide.

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Wickedly brilliant (Independent )

Fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek, with some laugh-out-loud jokes (Sunday Times )

Fast, funny and very exciting (Daily Mail )

Folklore, fantasy and high-tech wizardry . . . Hugely entertaining (Observer )

Artemis is a brilliant creation (Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age and, as an adult, continued to write. Artemis Fowl, his first book featuring the young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Geniuses and Demons 28 Sep 2006
By Amanda Richards VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
This is the fifth installment of the Artemis Fowl series, with reportedly just one more to go. Most of the surviving characters are back, including of course Artemis, the teenaged criminal genius and Butler his bodyguard, as well as Holly, the former female LEPrecon official, Foley the Centaur and Mulch the amazing digging dwarf, but this time there are also new and exciting characters. There's Minerva Paradizo, a twelve year old French child genius who can give Artemis' brain cells a challenge, Doodah Day, a thief who's the Michael Schumacher of the Pixie world, Imp No. 1 the non-warping demon, and the megalomaniac Leon Abbot, but that's not all folks.

Way back when humans and fairies were fighting over the island of Ireland, the eighth fairy family, the Demons, refused to go live underground with the others, instead choosing to take their island home of Hybras into another time dimension until they were ready once again to attack the humans. Unfortunately, something went wrong with the transfer, and the whole island, demons and all ended up in Limbo. However, even time spells don't last forever, and as it unravels, demons begin appearing in the present, and even Foley can't work out exactly where the next one will pop up.

As you may have guessed, Artemis has already figured it out, and starts staking out the sites where demons are due to appear, but is thrown for a loop when he realizes that someone else has done the math, and that the demon he's been stalking has been demon-napped under his very nose. To make it worse, his new rival is a girl, albeit a very pretty one.

Book five has all the elements for an exciting read, including time travel, volcanoes, mercenaries, magical creatures (including a Yoda-like Warlock), and weapons - lots of weapons.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best one yet! 2 Sep 2006
By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Averaging one a year, Eion Colfer's Artemis Fowl series is no rush-job, I am increasingly enjoying and looking forward to every entry more than the Harry Potter series. Colfer's magical world just seems more accessible and imaginative. And he is constantly changing the type of story rather than just another labored part of a single massive arc.

Slightly longer this time around, the book has Artemis tracking demon activity on the time-displaced island of Hybras. The time spell which keeps Hybras stuck in oblivion is beginning to unravel and Artemis is busy investigating how to fix it when a 12-year-old French female rival (and love interest) kidnaps an insecure, classically educated demon, just as he manifests on Earth, right under Artemis' nose. Not knowing what trouble she has started, Artemis must break into her chatau, travel to Taiwan and match wits with her psychotic security in the Taipei 101 Tower to get the demon back before travelling to Hybras to fix the time spell with Captain Holly in tow.

I especially like the relationship between Artemis and Holly. Once enemies but now close friends. And the ending, not only including an imaginative and pretty damn cool twist, in which they become a part of each other forever (not giving anything away) was a nice touch.

As usual it's packed with ultra-technology that always seems realistic now matter how far-fetched, the typical amount of globe-trotting and the right amount of humor.

Artemis Fowl is definitely the best fantasy boy-hero. Harry Who?
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can Artemis save the world again 30 July 2006
Format:Hardcover
I saw this book splashed all over a table in a local bookstore and had to buy it - I didn't bother looking at the sleeve notes as any Artemis Fowl story is loaded with action from humans and fairies alike. Another rollercoaster ride for the Irish genius - dealing with another child prodigy, a new race of the people and battling with puberty. Has Artie met his match? Eoin Colfer does it again - and as an adult who finds it difficult to understand grown up books it gives me a chance to be whisked away into a new reality, like "the Discworld" or "the Edge". The plot twists and turns as Artemis thinks on his feet to avoid another disaster - with the aid of Butler, Holly and Mulch along with some new characters.

Keep up the good work Eoin
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 23 Oct 2006
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Artemis Fowl is back (finally)! I was terrified that my favorite Irish billionaire genius teenager was gone for good because author Eoin Colfer has been publishing a variety of books in the last couple of years that had nothing to do with good old Artemis. But, fortunately, the boy genius hasn't been forgotten. He's back and more brilliant than ever in this fifth installment of the high-tech fantasy series.

As THE LOST COLONY opens, Artemis is fourteen years old and experiencing the uncomfortable pangs of puberty. While that alone is enough to keep most teens busy for a few years, Artemis has to contend with his surging hormones while trying to save an entire fairy race as it teeters on the brink of extinction. But it's that kind of multitasking that has made Artemis Fowl an international sensation.

THE LOST COLONY has all the elements that Fowl fans have come to expect, including a dizzying array of fairy-issue gadgets, danger whizzing past our heroes from a variety of sources, ingenious plans, and a bodyguard who is as loyal as he is lethal. This book also includes a few new characters who were, for the most part, likeable and fun. The one notable exception is a twelve-year-old French girl who could give Artemis a run for his money in the genius category. She is pretty, rich, and highly annoying. I often found myself wishing that one of the other characters would "accidentally" dunk her in a sewer, or shave her head, or something equally unpleasant. Is it wrong for me to have feelings of aggression toward a fictional character? No, I don't think so. And you'll understand what I mean once you read the book.

Fans of the ARTEMIS FOWL series will not be disappointed in this newest adventure. There were a few problems with the story, including some hard-to-follow descriptions of how Artemis and company escape their latest predicament, and an irritating French girl (see above).
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Published 10 days ago by Unknown
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
Have read all of the previous books and love the imaginative story lines and fun characters. He's not such a bad boy!
Published 6 months ago by Simon sparrow fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Artemis rules!
If you're missing Harry Potter try Artemis Fowl - he is friends with the fairies now and is trying to help, but he and Holly are both in danger this time! Read more
Published 7 months ago by barnsley girl
4.0 out of 5 stars Artemis Fowl and Lost Colony
i bough this audio book because it is firstly one of the best books of the Artemis fowl series, and because it is very hard to find at the price at which i bough it. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Daniel Heritage
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic Eoin Colfer
I especially liked this book. Great characters and more action. Good humour too! Any previous reader of the series must buy. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Aremis
Always written well and well structured. Good characters and there is always humour there too. A good read and they should make a film based on the books. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Vivienne Garrett
3.0 out of 5 stars Artemis Fowl
A good book but not for me I found that I could not wait to finish the book, sorry sorry
Published 14 months ago by Darcyfan
5.0 out of 5 stars artemis fowl
i have enjoyed all these books love the technology, like the characters,keep writing them always a twist to the story,
Published 15 months ago by rangerfan
3.0 out of 5 stars Artemis Fowl books
As an over 50 yr old i find some childrens books quick and easy to read in between more adult books - some are really good too. i find these ok.
Published 19 months ago by Mr. B. F. Knowles
2.0 out of 5 stars One Demon too far
When the Artemis series first came out, it was like a breath of fresh air. A devious main character, a genius young villain and his gigantic Butler sidekick really made excellent... Read more
Published on 15 April 2011 by M. Teiwes
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