Book: Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

This series of books by Eoin Colfer, just seems to keep on giving. There is never a moment inactivity. The Underground, or the world of fairies is constantly under attack and needs saving by boy genius (who is now undergoing puberty) Artemis Fowl.

This fifth installment brings back the mastermind and pits him against a girl who is about his age and is equally if not smarter than him. In this battle of wits, a demon is brought into the fray and the world must be saved (again). Things couldn’t get more exciting, but wait there is the whole mind-boggling aspect of travelling through time! Indeed, this time it feels as if Eoin Colfer has outdone himself. There’s so much going on in terms of plot, that the entire story just powers through, scene after scene, hopping across the globe and through time as well.

Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony


At the center of it all, the boy genius Artemis Fowl has discovered girls. More precisely his mind has found time to be distracted by girls. It’s all very amusing and adds a new albeit simplistic dimension to his character. That’s really the least of our worries, as you’ll find out towards the end of the book. Still, I enjoy watching him grow up, as he develops into a better person and at the same time grapples with becoming a normal person. Artemis Fowl really needs to have his own TV series, I think many kids are missing out on what a superb character he is. I know that books are still the best medium, but TV has more universal appeal. It would really be amazing to see this series be adapted into a cartoon. That’s just wishful thinking from me. With just 3 more books left in the series, I’m both dreading and looking forward to my next encounter with him.



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