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Artemis Fowl #5

The Lost Colony

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Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN: 9780786849567

Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear to the fairy families that they could never win, they decided to move their civilisation underground and keep themselves hidden from the humans. All the fairy families agreed on this, except the eighth family, the demons.

The demons planned to lift their small island out of time until they had regrouped and were ready to wage war on the humans once more. However, the time spell went wrong, and the island of Hybras was catapulted into Limbo, where it has remained for ten thousand years.

Now, the tainted time spell is deteriorating and demons are being sucked back into the present space and time. The fairy Council are naturally concerned about this and are monitoring any materialisations. When the spell’s deterioration accelerates, the materialisations become unpredictable. Even the fairy scientists cannot figure out where the next demon will pop up.

But someone can. Artemis Fowl, the teenage criminal mastermind, has solved temporal equations that no normal human should be intelligent enough to understand. But Artemis Fowl is no normal human.

So when a confused and frightened demon pops up in a Sicilian theatre, Artemis Fowl is there to meet him. Unfortunately, he is not the only one. A second, mysterious party has also solved the temporal equations, and manages to abduct the demon before Artemis can secure him.

This is a disaster for the fairy People, because this demon was no ordinary fairy. He was the last demon warlock, and as such held the key to the survival of the entire demon race.

It is up to Artemis and his old comrade, Captain Holly Short to track down the missing demon and rescue him before the time spell dissolves completely and the lost demon colony returns violently to Earth.

385 pages, Hardcover

First published September 15, 2006

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Eoin Colfer

264 books11k followers
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.

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Profile Image for Tharindu Dissanayake.
282 reviews504 followers
November 24, 2021
"I know you. You're that female elf."

"I don't like the surface. It's too close to the sun and I have sensitive skin."

With Opal Koboi being temporarily put out of action, the author explores a completely new territory with this fifth book. This is the first time Colfer has taken such a significant change in storyline direction, while introducing a load of new characters from an entirely new setting. But it paid off much better than I had expected: the characters, plot, and flow are great as ever, and it was nice to have such a change for once. However, I prefer still the lower elements and earth events more compared to the new setting.

"Conscience. What a lovely word. The sh in the middle."

"Never a dull moment.. Hey, my first cliché."
Profile Image for Ahmad Sharabiani.
9,566 reviews56.6k followers
November 2, 2020
The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl #5), Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony involves bringing the demon island Hydras back from "Limbo" with the help of N°1, a powerful demon warlock. Artemis, Butler, Holly, Mulch, and Foals reunite after Artemis encounters a demon from the island Hydras, and Holly and Mulch capture the pixie fish smuggler Doodah Day.

Foals tells them after the Battle of Taillte, the war for land against fairy and human, the demon fairy family sent themselves out of time on the island Hydras, and that on their island their time can be anything on ours.

The time spell is crumbling, and demons are appearing on earth without warning. If the humans discover the demons, they will inevitably uncover the rest of the fairies.

Artemis and his now friends go after the demon N°1, who finds out that he is actually a demon warlock, and has extremely dangerous powers. N°1 is kidnapped by child prodigy Minerva Paradizo, whom they encounter multiple times when trying to stop her research.

Minerva intends to present N°1 to humans to win the Nobel Prize. She eventually lets go of her project and joins them after Billy Kong, her security guard, "opens the Trojan Horse", also known as revealing the traitors he planted at the Paradise Chateau.

Artemis, Holly, N°1, and Qwan, a demon warlock that N°1 frees from a gargoyle spell that turned him into stone, travel through time and space to Hydras, which Artemis had planned to get rid of with the live bomb Billy Kong had given Holly to annihilate the demons in Hydras, due to his belief that his brother was killed by a gang of demons. In Hydras, the pack leader Leon Abbot (N'Zall) and his army of demons fight Artemis and his friends.

They knock Leon unconscious and create a bomb explosion powerful enough for them to use its energy - converting it into magic, using Holly, N°1, Qwan, and Leon Abbot's magic (which he gained from fusing with Qweffor, an apprentice warlock) and Artemis' stolen magic to send the island back to earth, where 3 years have passed because of the time spell. Artemis and Minerva are now noted to be very close in age. The book ends with Holly finding out that Mulch has recruited Doodah Day, and Artemis finds out that he is the brother of toddlers.

تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز هفتم ماه آگوست سال 2017میلادی

عنوان: آرتمیس فاول و مهاجران گم شده؛ نویسنده: یون کالفر؛ مترجم شیدا رنجبر؛ چاپ پنجم 1393؛ در 592ص؛ شابک 9789643694418؛ ویراستار مژگان کلهر؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان ایرلندی - سده 21م

آرتمیس فاول، بالاخره یک رقیب پیدا می‌کند؛ دختری نوجوان از وجود جن و پری‌ها با خبر می‌شود و تصمیم می‌گیرد یک «دیو» را به دام بیندازد؛ اما مبارزه به این دو رقیب محدود نمی‌شود؛ در این میان، تنها چیزی که تا کنون بشر را از شر دیو‌‌ها در امان نگه داشته طلسمی از دوران باستان است که آرتمیس باید هر طور شده جلوی باطل شدن آن را بگیرد، وگرنه این موجودات خون‌خوار، نسل بشر را نابود می‌کنند؛ این بار شاید آرتمیس پیروز این مبارزه نباشد!؛

تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 11/08/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی
Profile Image for Ahmed  Ejaz.
549 reviews325 followers
July 27, 2017
No matter what dimension you're in, there's a big-headed male trying to take over the world.

I wasn't expecting this. I was trying too hard to like this book. But I couldn't. I just couldn't! :(
☆3.5 Stars☆

For God Sake, Eoin!!! Change the pattern. I have guessed by now how you will start the book. Of course, after reading the last four books of the series. So I was bored in the beginning except for one thing. There was action and little excitement. Or I also consider the excitement in this was slightly unnecessary. Maybe it's just me?? Don't know but I was feeling just like that. The most important thing of my dislikes is the Villain. I couldn't connect with her. I liked Opal Koboi more.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed after the beginning. It wasn't that bad but wasn't that good as compared to the previous books of the series.

January 14, 2017
Profile Image for Dean Ryan Martin.
202 reviews38 followers
April 18, 2019
Done reading THE LOST COLONY - Book 5 in Artemis Fowl Octalogy, entirely read it in Amazon Kindle. Narrated in third-person perspective in 16 chapters, the story revolves around the time-travel adventure of Artemis Fowl. He is in search of a warlock demon who can potentially stop a war between demons and humans. Sadly, I dislike it. One, there are many new characters introduced. While reading, it feels like all these new characters are unnecessarily packed in one book, resulting to topsy-turvy middle chapters. Two, the setting changes constantly. There are times they are in Europe, after that, they are in Asia then they find themselves in the outer space. Thank God. The shocking cliffhanger saves the day!
Profile Image for Alaina.
6,316 reviews215 followers
October 3, 2020
Second time around and I'm seriously enjoying the crap out of this series. Maybe it's Butler's sass or Holly and Artemis working so well together. Or Maybe it's Artemis becoming more human and acting like a teenager a bit? Who knows. Just know that I'm enjoying this whole entire thing.

Artemis is going through something he can't control: Puberty. It's honestly hilarious to watch him in this book because he's all about being in control. So since he's getting older and his body is changing he really wants to be in control still. Or needs to be. Yet, Butler clearly states if he can be in charge of his hormones he would be the first.

I especially loved Artemis and Minerva interacting with one another because they are both geniuses. Then there's Butler who I feel more tuned with because he always sounds so confused when Artemis tries to explain things that he doesn't understand. Like, I am right there with you buddy.

In the end, I'm dying to see how he's going to react to being a big brother now.

Wow, it has been a while since my last Artemis Fowl book. I honestly thought I finished this series but I guess I haven't.

The Lost Colony was pretty interesting since it's been a while since I dove into this series. In it, we are still witnessing Artemis and Holly trying to save the world. Yet, at this point they are pretty down about not being super successful. Or successful at all.

It was a lot of fun diving back into this duo. I just love Artemis and Holly working together - they just make me smile. Besides them, we get to meet another lovely genius - Minerva! Now she was a delight and I definitely laughed when her and Artemis were together.

Now that I know that I haven't finished this series.. I am determined to that this month/year. Bring on the next adventure guys!
Profile Image for Cassie.
47 reviews24 followers
May 5, 2008
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony is the fifth book in the series, and I personally think that everyone who loves Harry Potter should read these books. Better written and with more intelligent contemplation of elements like magic and technology, this is a series that readers of all ages can enjoy. By book five, we’ve been introduced to a wide and fun cast of characters, and unfortunately had one of our good friends die. There is no over-arcing plot between books, though there are certainly continuing themes and characters, so a reader can pick up the series at any point. I’m a big fan of starting at the beginning, but this is a series that could actually be read from any book.

While I think this book is much more complex and thought-out than many books I’ve read, I did feel that in comparison with the rest of the series, this book just wasn’t as good. I was excited when I got it, drove an hour away to the nearest bookstore to find it, started reading right away, and then I ended up putting it down later that day in favor of watching Veronica Mars . It just didn’t keep my attention like the other books had, and the spot where I drifted away for about two weeks was the same spot that my editor drifted away at too.

Still, if you like the other books, you’ll want to read this one and not give it up. The second half of the book is far more interesting and the ending made me jump up and down with joy for what is being set-up for the next book. It’s kind of nice to have an Artemis Fowl book that I’m sure will have a sequel, since the last few books have ended on more questionable notes. Maybe that was part of the problem with this book, because the last book ended on a note that didn’t *need* a sequel, so this book didn’t have as much of a place to start off from.

Read the rest of my review at Bookwyrm Chrysalis
Profile Image for Tina ➹ Woman, Life, Freedom.
394 reviews401 followers
August 14, 2021
4 Silver Stars
with Golden Sparks

Ho ho ho!
this books was so good! I could give it 5! loved it.
it took 5 books (well, 4, if I'm being honest, I liked book 4 too) to find my connection to Artemis Fowl & generally this series
there's a rival now. I like to see more of this character (not just this book)
Hilarious! the sarcastic battles between Artemis, Foaly, Holly & Mulch. poor Butler. & the fun in narrating.
Plot: ★★★★/5 (pace: ★★★★/5 - excitement: ★★★★/5)
Characters: ★★★★/5
World building: ★★★/5
Written style: ★★★★/5
general idea: ★★★/5
Profile Image for Mahdi Lotfi.
447 reviews96 followers
July 17, 2017
آرتمیس فاول این بار به سراغ دیو ها که خانواده ای ازجن ها هستند و بعد از نبرد تیلت حاضر به رفتن به زیر زمین نشدند و جزیره ی خود را به برزخ منتقل کردند،می رود.امّا در این حین دختری به نام مینروا یکی از دیو ها را می دزد و آرتمیس و دوستانش به نجات دیو و جزیره ی دیوها که هایبراس نام دارد می پردازد.و...
Profile Image for Veronique.
1,231 reviews169 followers
February 12, 2020

Crikey! How far can Eoin Colfer’s imagination go? Pretty far it seems :O) This fifth instalment is another Crazy adventure, mixing the ‘Mission Impossible’ elements I’ve come to absolutely love - the way Artemis Fowl puts together those plans of his!!! - with time travel! Yep, it is totally mental. Add our beloved characters (with Artemis starting to feel the effects of puberty!), a few new ones (Number One wins my vote) and the whole thing becomes one of the best in the series! So Much Fun! Onwards with book 6 :O)

P.S. I might have to try Colfer’s new novel that just came out...
Profile Image for Louie the Mustache Matos.
948 reviews67 followers
May 28, 2022
Fifteen or sixteen years ago, I was reading these to, and with my boys. My middle son was the most enrapt with these Artemis Fowl books. He fancied himself as an semi-evil, kid-genius in-the-making, and Artemis was his prototype. Although he has (mostly) given up on the evil part, he has followed the genius(?) part, and in re-reading these, I find myself nostalgic for those days. In this novel, Artemis and Holly explore a new milieu distinct from the Lower Elements. The Lost Colony involves a distinct realm untethered to time and place complete with a unique population called demons, by some. Colfer has expanded and amplified his bestiary to include demons and demon warlocks along with several new cast members, both villainous and good. But wait, there's more. Not only must Artemis contend with new friends and foes, but now he is beginning to experience the confusing aspects of puberty. He is beginning to experience the chemical imbalances caused by just a cursory glance or an off-handed compliment. Suddenly, the genius aspects of his brain can no longer be trusted, because the neural receptors are drowning in a hormonal soup. This was a strong entry to the series.
Profile Image for Nestle.
67 reviews
September 3, 2007
I was ecstatic when i bought the new release just last year! Here i thought that there would never be another person who could match artemis fowl and here pops up a Pretty, 12 year old French Prodigy! Who Artemis seems to be really attracted to! I must say that i am very excited for these two geniuses! A girl version of Artemis Fowl named Minerva! what a coincidence in names! The girl seems to be definately artemis' match! Well, Minerva, at this age is just like Artemis when he was 12 years old, always thinking about power and fame.

I pitied Artemis at the end of the story.. because he just missed almost 3 years of his supposed to be life... So... 12+3=15... Minerva and Artemis are supposed to be of the same age now!!!

I am quite positive that they will both work together at the last book! and i am really really excited for it!
Profile Image for Rakib Hasan.
261 reviews50 followers
September 2, 2020
পড়া হল প্রিয় সিরিজ আর্টেমিস ফাউল সিরিজের পঞ্চম বইটি। সিরিজের ৮টি বইয়ের মধ্যে অনুবাদ হয়েছে ৫টি বই যার মধ্যে আমার কাছে এখন পর্যন্ত এই বইটি সবথেকে ভাল লেগেছে।

ফুয়াদ ভাইয়ের পোস্টে দেখেছিলাম সিরিজের প্রথম দিকের বইগুলোতে চরিত্রের পরিচিতি বাড়বে কিন্তু মূল কাহিনী শুরু হবে ৪র্থ/পঞ্চম বই থেকে। বইটা ভূমিকাতেও দেখেছি সিরিজের সবথেকে ভাল বই দ্য লস্ট কলোনী এবং দ্য টাইম প্যারাডক্স।

আমার কাছে সবমিলিয়ে বইটা বেশ ভাল লেগেছে, এক জিনিয়াস আর্টেমিস এর সাথে আরেক জিনিয়াস এর দেখা মিলল যার বয়সও মাত্র বার। মনে হচ্ছে পরের বইগুলোতে ভাল জুটিতে পরিনত হবেন উনারা😉।মালচ কে অনেক মিস করছি অন্য বইগুলোর তুলনায়😷।

দ্য লস্ট কলোনি-আর্টেমিস ফাউল ৫
লেখক: ওয়েন কোলফার
অনুবাদ: মো. ফুয়াদ আল ফিদাহ
প্রকাশক: চিরকুট প্রকাশনী
মূদ্রিত মূল্য: ৩৫০টাকা

'পৃথিবীর বুকে ক্রমেই বেড়ে চলছে অপদেবতাদের আনাগোনা। যদি একটাও ধরা পড়ে আদমজাতের হাতে, তাহলে দ্য পিপলের সব গোপনীয়তার দফা-রফা হয়ে যাবে! নিজেদেরকে রক্ষা করতে হলে জটিল সব সমীকরণের সমাধান করতে হবে তাদের, বের করতে হবে-পরবর্তী অপদেবতার দেখা দেবার স্থান। সমস্যা একটাই...খোদ ফোয়েলিও বুঝতে পারছে না সেই সমীকরণের আগা-মাতা। তবে কে পারবে, সেটা জানে...
...আর্টেমিস ফাউল!
সিসিলির এক থেয়েটারে উদয় হলে বিভ্রান্ত এক অপদেবতা। আর্টেমিস তখন তার অপেক্ষাই করছে, তবে একা আসেনি ও। আরও একজন জেনে ফেলেছে ফেয়ারিদের অস্তিত্বের কথা...সেই মেয়েটির বয়স? মাত্র বারো বছর! মন্দ পথ ছেড়ে দেয়া আর্টেমিসকে আরেকবার পা রাখতে হবে সেই রাস্তায়! নইলে রক্ষা পাবে না বন্ধুদের কেউ! হারাতে হবে সেই মেয়েকে...
...সেই সঙ্গে ক্ষমতার লোভে অন্ধ অপদেবতা-নেতাকেও। নইলে পুরো পৃথিবীকেই তুলে দিতে হবে তার হতে!
সময়কে হার মানাবার দৌড় হলো শুরু!'
Profile Image for Adibah Atiqa (persephtiyareads).
193 reviews186 followers
December 13, 2017
my Artemis Fowl's reading playlist : https://open.spotify.com/user/debbyhattan/playlist/1rQmLp9EHxnQwB72zHGgSk

“Control puberty?" snorted the bodyguard."If you manage that, you'll be the first.”

This book literally got me cracked up when it comes to the humor of Artemis' stage of growing up xD How smol and so innocent he is back then from the very first book till now the sixth. So memorable to follow up his journey.

“If it looks like a Dwarf, and it smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf or a latrine wearing dungerees.”

Kind of a bit disappointed for not having enough Mulch in this book but surely, introducing new characters, new world to explore of knowing new species -demon is quiet good track for filling the series. I love Number One, he is so lost yet feeling alone despite being rare he still believed he have something so much more and yes, HE DID ! I truly feel him :')))))

“Just what we need," moaned Holly. "Artemis Fowl with magical powers.”

This book got me mind blow with plot twist and each shocking moments of how I am forgetting that Artemis is a real genius on game board. Oh God, he is just so whoa...I LOVE HIM EVEN MORE THROUGHOUT THE SERIES <333

Yeeeaaass and yeaaaaasss the cliffhanger at the end book really got me hyped for the next book !!!!!!
Profile Image for Caela Harrison.
17 reviews11 followers
June 10, 2008
I like Eoin Colfer - he has some cracking ideas. However, he is one of the laziest writers I've read in a while. His work would be so much better if he spend a little time on it; he has the manner of a 10 year old boy with a brilliant idea, desperate to gush it all out before it's lost.

There is no excuse for a children's book to be shoddy. I'm not ashamed of reading children's books, but I do wish authors would try a little harder. Colfer has a good mind and a great deal of potential to write well... he just seems to choose not to.
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713 reviews480 followers
September 22, 2022
I found this to be another great instalment in the series. I want to know how Eoin Colfer manages to come up with these creative heist plots. Because with a new book, comes a new way to slip in a heist that is creative and not previously done in the series.

I loved the new characters we met in this one. I especially loved No1 for his intelligence and for how he was such an underdog but had so much potential within him as well. I also really liked getting to know Minerva! I found it so interesting to see Artemis having someone on his intelligence level that he could parry with. I also, as usual, enjoyed every moment we get to see Butler, Artemis, Holly, Mulch and Foaly.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that time travel was done well in this book? I love a good time travel narrative but I am so picky and want it to be done well. I would say this book manages to do that! Everything about it is explained clearly enough for us to understand and follow along.

Unlike with some of the other books, I did have some trouble with suspending my belief as much as this book needed me to. I felt this particularly in a chapter at the beginning and a chapter or two at the end. But it didn’t hinder my reading enjoyment much. And I am an adult reading a middle grade book…

The stakes in this series were raised, once again. With every book the author rockets it up a notch. And there was plenty of action unfolding to keep my attention when reading.

The ending was perfect and has me so excited for the next book because we will have more characters at play. They were introduced here and I cannot wait to get to meet them more! And also, regardless of how many characters there are in this series, the author manages to balance them all so well.

I am excited for the sequel!
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180 reviews96 followers
April 21, 2022
পড়ে ফেললাম আর্টেমিস সিরিজের ৫ম বই দ্য লস্ট কলোনি। ফ্যান্টাসি থ্রিলার হিসেবে আমার কাছে সিরিজটা অনেক ভালো লাগে। এই বইটি অনেকদিন ছিলো আমার কাছে ইচ্ছে করেই পড়ে না কারণ পরবর্তী বইয়ের অনুবাদ প্রকাশ কিছুটা অনিশ্চিত বলা যায় ভালো জিনিস রয়ে সয়ে খাওয়ার অভ্যাস আমার। যাইহোক বইয়ের এক্সপেকটেশন যতটা ছিলো তার থেকে বেশি কিছুই পেয়েছি বলা যায় সিরিজের স্বয়ংসম্পূর্ণ একটি বই। আর্টেমিস নিজেই এক জিনিয়াস এবার সাথে মিললো সমবয়সী মেয়ে জিনিয়াস তা নিয়ে বেশ ধুমধড়ক্কা পরিস্থিতি হয়েছে। একবার পৃথিবীর এই প্রান্তে তো আবার কালকে আরেক প্রান্তে বলা যায় থেমে ছিলো না গল্পের মোড়। মালচ কে একটু মিস করেছি এখানে তার দেখা কম পেয়েছি। সবমিলিয়ে আমার কাছে চমৎকার লেগেছে।
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256 reviews393 followers
December 19, 2020
چون تو کتابفروشی شهر هر کتابی رو به راحتی نمی‌شد گیر آورد، من یکی دو سال بعد از خوندن این کتاب تونستم کتاب‌های بعدی آرتمیس فاول رو بخونم و این برای من، به این معنی بود که این کتاب به نوعی آخرین کتاب این مجموعه‌ست. در واقع هم سه کتاب بعدی سیر نزولی پیدا می‌کنن نسبت به چند جلد اول.
این کتاب رو می‌شه یه کتاب مستقل حساب کرد. خط داستانی کاملاً جداست و ایده فوق‌العاده‌ای داره و به پایان هم می‌رسه و نصفه‌نیمه نمی‌مونه و راستش من هیچوقت کتاب فانتزی تک‌جلدی رو دوست نداشتم، ولی این واقعاً خوبه و فکر نمی‌کنم هیچوقت تجسم حلقه‌ی جادوگران به دور آتشفشان از ذهنم پاک بشه. :}
March 25, 2008
"Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony" is a great book! If you have read the other books in the series this is a great continuation of them. I think this book is good for many reasons. First of all, it is filled with humorous and witty comments, even in the most dire situations Eoin Colfer finds room to fit them. You will find yourself laughing outloud to yourself when reading. Another great thing about this book is that it takes you on and adventure and it starts off right away, there's no waiting to get to the climax because the whole book is exciting. I also love the characters in this book, you really feel as if you know them and they are each so differents and all very likeable. So if you are looking for a humorous and adventurous story, this would be a great one to check out.
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745 reviews137 followers
January 20, 2020
5 stars
I just loooved the new characters: Doodah and No.1, hope they will stay in future books . I think and hope Minerva will stay as well. The writing keeps getting better and better. It was really engrossing, especially the second part, I just couldn’t stop reading. It was exciting, gripping, thrilling, sad but also funny. Definitely my favorite Artemis Fowl book so far. Can't wait to start the next book in the series!
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33 reviews4 followers
June 23, 2017
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249 reviews30 followers
February 27, 2023
Some new introductions and an interesting plot made this a much more entertaining read than its predecessor. I really liked this one!
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743 reviews116 followers
January 4, 2017
By this book, this series has started to feel "stretched".

We have a saying in Greek about this kind of thing, "to pull it by the hair", when a creator decides to keep a series/ a TV show/ etc. going, even though they don't really have the inspiration or will to do so anymore (in this case: "Eoin Colfer is pulling the Artemis Fowl series by the hair!"), so they just introduce increasingly ridiculous plot points. For a prime example of this, see JK Rowling's "The Cursed Child", which is a JOKE. Enough said.

So like I said, this series has begun to be pulled by the hair with the introduction of YET ANOTHER problem that might expose the Fae world to the humans. So many in the approximately 2 years that Artemis has known them. If fae-exposing issues arise so often, how did they deal with them before Artemis, to whom they run asking for help every time? The problem in this book wasn't even caused by him at all, unlike the previous ones.

Also: Holly quit the LEP at the end of the previous book, but is recruited at a very similar service at the beginnng of this book, so basically nothing changed even though her quiting the LEP was a big deal in the previous book.

Hey, all the AF books were written in a very simplitic, dare I say lazy writing style, but this one is the one where the plot got a bit lazy too. I'm kind of attached to the characters now, so I'll finish the series, I want to know how it ends. But let me just say that I've already started the next book and it seems even worse than this one. Sigh.
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1,718 reviews856 followers
October 3, 2021
#1) Artemis Fowl ★★★☆☆
#2) The Arctic Incident ★★★☆☆
#3) The Eternity Code ★★★☆☆
#4) The Opal Deception ★★★☆☆
#6) The Time Paradox ★★★☆☆
#7) The Atlantis Complex ★★☆☆☆

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419 reviews106 followers
January 27, 2021
জোস! 🔥
এক জিনিয়াসের সাথে আরেক জিনিয়াসের দেখা হলে কি হয়? পুরাই ধুমধাড়াক্কা 😁😁
হুটহাট করে পৃথিবীর এ প্রান্তে ও প্রান্তে দেখা দিচ্ছে অপদেবতারা। একজন অপদেবতাকেও যদি আদমজাত ধরে জিজ্ঞাসাবাদ করতে পারে তো দ্য পিপলের পুরাই দফারফা হয়ে যাবে। আর্টেমিস কেন যেন কাজ ছাড়া থাকতে পারে না, একটা না একটা কিছু করতে হবেই। আর সেই 'একটা না একটা কাজ' করতে যেয়ে আবিষ্কার করে ফেলে পরবর্তীতে অপদেবতা কোথায় দেখা দিবে। সব কিছু খুব সহজে হলে তো হয়েই গেল... দেখা গেল অপদেবতা ধরার প্রতিযোগীতায় মাঠে নেমেছে আরেক জিনিয়াস আদমজাত। আর ভয়ংকর ব্যাপার অপদেবতা দেখা দেওয়া মাত্র খোদ আর্টেমিস, হলি আর বাটলারের নাকের ডগা থেকে অপহরণ করে নিয়ে যায় অই জিনিয়াস।

প্যাচের পর প্যাচ লাগতে থাকে। কিন্তু দেখা গেল ঘটনার মাহাত্ম্য আরও গভীরে, আরও বেশি ভয়ংকর! শুরু হয় রুদ্ধশ্বাস এক এডভেঞ্চার। সময়কে হার মানাতে হবে তো!

আপাতত আর্টেমিসের সাথে এডভেঞ্চারে বিরতি :/ জনাব মো: ফুয়াদ আল ফিদাহ কবে আসবে টাইম প্যারাডক্স? 💔
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266 reviews548 followers
August 23, 2016
What's weird is that this was the first of the series I'd unwittingly picked up from the library at a whim– only to devour it in one go and proceed to buy all four preceding books the very next day.

Eternally grateful to Artemis Fowl for being one of the major contributors to my bookworm evolution.
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330 reviews67 followers
April 13, 2015
I LOVE THIS SERIES! The way Eoin Colfer raises the stakes with every book while deepening the characters and their relationships is so amazing. So good, I didn't want to put it down.
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1,277 reviews44 followers
November 28, 2019
Artemis and Holly are both feeling let down now that they are not saving the world. Artemis decides to try to unravel one of the Faerie secrets about what happened to the lost colony of Demons. When his hunches prove correct, Holly is recruited by a special police force to make contact with Artemis and figure out what he knows.

I love Artemis! Even when he isn't trying to get into trouble, he does. He and Holly make a good team too. We also get some new characters! Minerva is also a teenage genius, and since Artemis is hitting puberty, their interaction is comical. We also get Number One, a demon/wizard who is too smart for his fellow demons and practically banished. I can't wait to see what adventure these characters take in the next book.
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