Title: The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5)
Author: Eoin Colfer
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 385 pages
Published: Published September 15th 2006 by Miramax/Hyperion
ISBN: 0786849568 (ISBN13: 9780786849567)
About the Author:
Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.
He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the Artemis Fowl novels, Eoin retired from teaching and now writes full time. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
Official Site: http://eoincolfer.com/
Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear that they could not win, all of the faeries moved below ground—all except for the 8th family, the demons. Rather than surrender, they used a magical time spell to take their colony out of time and into Limbo. There they have lived for decades, planning their violent revenge on humans.
Now the time spell is unraveling, and demons are beginning to materialize without warning on Earth. If humans were to find out about them, all faeries would be exposed. To protect themselves, the faeries must predict when the next demon will materialize. But in order to do so, they will have to decipher temporal equations so complicated, even a great brain like Foaly can't understand them. But he knows someone who can: Artemis Fowl.
So when a confused and frightened demon imp pops appears in a Sicilian theater, Artemis is there to meet him. But he is not alone. Someone else has unlocked the secrets of the fairy world and managed to solve complex mathematical problems that only a genius could. And she is only twelve years old...
The Lost Colony is the fifth book in the renowned Artemis Fowl Series.
In this book, Artemis figures out where the demons are likely to pop out and finds out that the Demon Realm is in huge trouble and needs help. He plots a plan to save the world of demons, but when his arch-nemesis Minerva manages to capture the demon first, things began to get interesting.
It introduces a new character Minerva Paradizo, a pretty 12-year-old French girl who happens to be as smart as Artemis and also Artemis' crush! Yes - his crush! I really
liked loved the idea
of having an Artemis-Fowl-Female-Counterpart (and a possible love interest!).
It seems that Artemis Fowl is definitely growing up and finally hit puberty!
Full of action, adventure, and fun. To all solid Artemis Fowl fans, I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed with this book! If you are on the lookout for some smart and adventurous story, this would be good for you.
4.5 out of 5 stars
An excellent read.