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Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony Hardcover – 2 Aug 2006
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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 the Paperback edition.
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. It was followed by THE ARCTIC INCIDENT, THE ETERNITY CODE and THE OPAL DECEPTION - all huge worldwide bestsellers.
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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. There's also the code that runs along the bottom of each page, and I can tell you that it has to do with scrolls, demons and the slapping of rude body parts, but the rest is up to you to find out.
Another great addition to the Artemis Fowl series from Eoin Colfer, certified genius.
Keep up the good work Eoin
Artemis had come a long way from the money-obsessed teen kid with questionable morals we met in the first book: he's getting a bit of sunshine, making friends, alsosome enemies, but hey, nobody's perfect :-)
Next to Holly and Artemis we have a new main character, Number One, who I found really great: his comments were very funny at times, the characters is well develloped and will speak to kids who don't fit in well with the "in croud" or, maybe if they are part of the in-croud, make them understand kids who aren't...
Can't wait for a the next book to come out ! With the ending this book has, the next one should be fun !!!
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