Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony

Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony

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by Eoin Colfer

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Demons are beginning to materialize without warning on Earth. If humans were to capture one, all fairies would be exposed. In order to protect themselves, the fairies must decipher complicated equations to determine where the next demon will appear. Not even the brilliant Foaly can make heads or tails of the formulas but he knows someone who can: Artemis

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Demons are beginning to materialize without warning on Earth. If humans were to capture one, all fairies would be exposed. In order to protect themselves, the fairies must decipher complicated equations to determine where the next demon will appear. Not even the brilliant Foaly can make heads or tails of the formulas but he knows someone who can: Artemis Fowl.

When a very confused demon imp 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 she is only twelve years old. Now, in a race against time, a newly-reformed Artemis Fowl will have to dip into his bag of dirty tricks if he is to save his fairy friends from his latest nemesis, not to mention a power hungry demon warlord who is poised to invade our dimension with his savage army.

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One hundred centuries ago, humans and fairies battled in a fierce turf war. When the fairies realized that their struggle was futile, they tucked ethereal tail and retreated underground. Only the demons lingered above, plotting to regroup and resume the attack against humans. But their plot went asunder and these would-be revolters wound up in Limbo, where they stewed for 10,000 years. The spell that holds them, though, is degrading; threatening the perilous peace. Only Artemis Fowl, teenage criminal mastermind, and his old comrade, Captain Holly Short, stand between his people and a violent demonic invasion.

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Publication date:
Artemis Fowl Series, #5
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 499 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is but another reason why the Artemis Fowl trilogy is favored by readers of all ages in the world. Fostered around a great plot, this novel will keep you immersed in the intense and humorous storyline for hours. However, I feel that this book is truly great because of its precise and colorful details. These details paint a picture in your mind to the point where you're there, standing in some of the most luxurious and complex places in the world or right in the middle of a battle, watching rubble and bodies flying all over the place. Destinations you've never even heard of will seem crystal clear through Colfer's fluent writing. As a person who enjoys reading fantasy novels, I thought that the cooperation between what's fictional and non-fictional really took this book to another level. Instead of having different groups split to do separate objectives, Colfer is able to make them work together, thus eliminating the confusion between parties. However, the best part of this book is the deep plot. It keeps you guessing as it unfolds, each new event causing more clouding of what is really happening. When you think you have grasped the causes for these bizarre events, Colfer throws you a curveball, and then it's back to square one again. Although I would suggest this book to all readers who love fantasy books, I think that it is best suited for the younger generations. Not much wordage is very challenging, and the humor in the book would be more appealing towards a younger audience. Overall, I thought that this was a very fluent and well written book. Although the language can be simple at times, the great details and deep plot will have you burning the late-night oil. If you are looking for a book filled with details and humor, I would suggest this book without hesitation.
Balina More than 1 year ago
totally aweseome! Read it & loved it
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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). Overall, though, I found this an enjoyable book with an ending that knocked me for a loop. And, as always, I was left wondering what mischief Artemis will dream up next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello, this is Moonheart. I absolutely love this series, but this book is the best in the series. I absolutely loved the part near the end involving Holly in the crater(which I won't give away) and I think that this book is brilliant. Just when I least expected it, I was thrown what I needed-a witty, wonderful, and beautiful novel filled with humor, action, and magic. Stay tined for my other posts on Bluestar's Prophecy, Sign Of The Moon, and more!! -Moonheart =]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Artemis is back in yet another engaging adventure. Not quite as good as the previous ones as a stand alone novel, but very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ha ve just started reading this book but i know that Colfer has done it again I'm in LOVE with the lost colony!!!!!!!!!
Hill_Ravens More than 1 year ago
By far the best in the series. I fell in love with some of the new characters. The further development of the regular cast was spectacular. Good hints on what was to come with out giving away the pony. I really hope there will be more adventures for Artemis, Holly & my new favorite #1. The lost colony was a perfect place to visit, I would hate to get stranded there. The Imps would do better on Earth again.
DONALD_DUCK More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony
Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl, a smart 13 year old boy is always in the mood to discover new things and go on adventures in Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony. In his recent adventure he is trying to discover a new species that lived long ago, the demons. He is not the only one trying to capture a demon. As he is about to capture a demon, his plans get ruined by a 12 year old girl that might just be as smart as him. The girl kidnaps the demon and runs off with it. Artemis his bodyguard (Butler), and their fairy friend, Holly, now have to get the demon back and stop the girl from exposing the demon to the human world. It is up to Artemis and Holly to save the demons as they are stuck on the planet world Limbo (demon world). Will they be able save the demon race or will Artemis and Holly fail?

Artemis, a 13 year old boy, is always in the mood to be on an adventure. He is smart, daring, courageous, and determined. Butler and Holy are also main characters in this book. Butler, Artemis' loyal bodyguard, is like a father to Artemis. Since the minute Artemis was born Butler was with him and has rarely left his side. Butler is strong, courageous, brave, hardworking, and has the utmost respect for Artemis. Artemis' fairy friend, Holly, helps Artemis on all of his adventures, even though fairies and humans should not be friends. Holly is what one would call a born leader. She is serious, loyal, courageous, brave, intelligent, and has any other characteristics a leader would need. Other characters that help Artemis are Foaly, Mulch, No1, and Dooh Day. Other characters that play along in the book are Artemis' mom (Angeline Fowl) and dad (Artemis Senior). The characters in this book are all important in their own sort of way.

Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony is a great book for anyone, even adults. Anyone that loves fantasies will love this book over any other books that they have read, even the people that hate fantasy/fiction books will be hooked on this book. This book has magical creatures, adventure, action, betrayal, mystery, and some funny humor that anyone will love. My advise to you is to read the book NOW. You first will want to read the books before this one in the series. If I was to rate this book, I would give it 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, or anything else that stands for excellent. So hurry down to your public library and get this book. I'm telling you, you will LOVE this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Probably one of the most exciting books in the Artemis Fowl series. Number one is one cool character. Excellent story, new interesting characters, lots of action: GREAT BOOK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one wasn't half bad, and is worth your time, if you like the series. Artemis showing some character advancement is nice, but I wish the others would also.
_Dennis_ More than 1 year ago
The 5th installment of the Artemis Fowl Series is my favorite so far.. It is filled with thrills and suspense, what more could you ask for? I'm sure that anyone whose read and of the other books in this series will love this book as much as I did. The addition of new characters adds to the adventure of this great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He's a guy. Look him up and click images. Love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The llosr colony is an excellebt addition ro the seriess and with the introduction of another child genius the series gets more interesting. I recommend thus book to anyone who is a fan of this series and this is one of my favorite books in this series. I have read the entire series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Colfer is a lady
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It blew me away. I am an hard to impress reader and this absolutley killed me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best so far! A couple of typos but awesome overall. I wpuld seriously recommend this book. :) :) :) GO ARTEMIS FOWL!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it, love N<3>&deg<3>1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have the four previous books, you'll notice new characters,new places,and an even better Artemis Fowl! We knew Artemis had the brains ,Mulch had the farts,and Holly had game,but No.1 is the magic!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was an amazing work of art, a complete masterpiece, if you ask me! One thong that i really liked was how it would be like "IS THIS THE END?" And then somethinng amazing would happen! There was an amazing amoumt of awesome action, which was almost overkill (but then again all of the Artemis Fowl books are like that) This book was just so totally amazing it will definatly knock your socks off! I really thought that the charscter of minerva was a great rival (and a perfect match) for Artemis!