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The Lost Colony

(Artemis Fowl #5)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  152,790 ratings  ·  2,053 reviews
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 famil
Hardcover, First American Edition, 385 pages
Published September 15th 2006 by Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children
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Benjamin Boyd Being a geniuses doesn't make you perfect. Confidence is build over experience, Their experience tells them they can out smart most people that try to…moreBeing a geniuses doesn't make you perfect. Confidence is build over experience, Their experience tells them they can out smart most people that try to harm them. They are blinded by their own genius. (less)
Emi She, unfortunately,only appears in one book. She was a lovely character and a potential love interest for Artemis. However, the author elected to not …moreShe, unfortunately,only appears in one book. She was a lovely character and a potential love interest for Artemis. However, the author elected to not go in that direction. I won't spoil the rest. (less)

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(A-) 83% | Very Good
Notes: It's about puberty, instability and bodily change, (view spoiler).
Ahmad Sharabiani
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
Ahmed  Ejaz
Jan 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 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
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 continuin ...more

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!
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
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 reall
Sep 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
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, ...more
Caela Harrison
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 we
Adibah Atiqa (persephtiyareads)
my Artemis Fowl's reading playlist :

“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
Dean Ryan Martin
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
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 m ...more
H Mckeachie Mckeachie
Mar 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like adventure and comedy
Recommended to H Mckeachie by: my family
"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 ...more
Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
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.
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 geni
Jan 03, 2017 rated it liked it
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. E
Dec 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Reading too many Eoin Colfer books too close together doesn't seem to help in appreciating them. There's something about the tone and such that just starts to get on my nerves after two or three of his books. Still, Artemis Fowl is still fun, and while this book didn't contain many surprises, I quite liked the new characters, and I'm interested to see what happens in future. Minerva should be interesting, and I hope Number One shows up again. And Doodah, maybe.

Other than that, though, I don't ha
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this installment, we see Artemis coming to the aid of demonkind, the seventh fairy race that has become lost in time due to a warlock spell gone wrong. The Artemis Fowl series continues to get more complex with each book. The time travel element is surely confusing to its younger readers. And now we have an aged Artemis with a stronger connection to Holly Short. Can't wait to see their continuing adventures together. ...more
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
Fantastic. I loved it!
Stephanie (Bookfever)
As always I loved this addition to the Artemis Fowl series but it wasn't as good as the previous books. Still a really great read, though! ...more
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-and-read
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. ...more

Okay I've decided on maybe a four and a half star because I genuinely don't know. I loved it, but did I love it enough for a five star? I really couldn't say, which means that it probably isn't quite there. I think this one might be my favorite of them all, though they just keep getting better and better with each book it's hard to remember (also 100% recommend the audiobooks because they're brilliant).

This book is such a wild ride, with a girl genius to rival Artemis (hormones and puberty
Aug 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, fiction
This is where the Artemis Fowl series starts to go in a downward spiral. I don’t know if it’s because I read them when I was older (considering they were published when I was older obviously in comparison to the first 4 books) or it’s because they really did get a worse than the first four. I read this one twice - didn’t really like it much the first time around, but liked it a lot more after having forgot what happened and re-reading it.

The storyline is nice; it flows well, and a ton of new cha
Dec 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Artemis Fowl books have continued to be a great series to read. For some reason I always start reading these books with a bit of reluctance because they are, after all, kids books. A few pages into the book though I am always hooked again; this continues to be the case.

In this book Artemis calculates that the time warped island that demons live on is slowly unraveling. He is attempting to prove his calculation by detaining a time warped demon. With a demon as proof he is hoping that fairykin
While I very much love this series, I had found it difficult to finish this book when I read it. I got half way through and just stopped, which is weird because this is my second favourite series.
But I do feel that there was just a little too much going on for me, and a lot of new characters.
And, on a personal side, I didn't at all enjoy Minerva. She didn't even grow on me like characters usually do.
But there are some interesting developments that are key in book too and definitely worth the
Skylar Phelps
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thus far, the best Artemis Fowl book by a long shot! I look forward to reading the remaining 3 books in the series.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one, and loved the ending! Fascinating turn of events.
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been trying to work my way through Artemis Fowl, because it’s been years since I read this series and it’s the one that got me into reading when I was a kid. And I’m realizing now upon finishing this book that I don’t think I got to this book when I was younger, because I remembered nothing about it. But that was nice, because it’s adding another element to this series that has always had a special place for me. It may be for a younger crowd, but it’s so incredibly entertaining.

The Lost Co
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really like this book because it has a lot of action and adventure which are two of my favorite genres in books. My favorite part of the book was when Artemis fell through the a time tunnel and became young again. Then at the end he met up with his friend he was separated from a long time ago. The barely recognized each other. I recommend this book to people who like action and adventure.
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: artemis-fowl
(B+) 88% | AGES 13+ | Thank goodness these books are what I said four books ago. Now, it’s like: Holy moly this is such a wild roller coaster, when does it end? This wasn’t as good as the fourth book, but I really enjoyed it! I especially enjoyed the ending. I’m always down for a good ending and this book delivered! Welp, I’m off to read the next one now. I mean, I’ve made it this far. *thumbs up*
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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 A

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