Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony

Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony

by Eoin Colfer

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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 civilization underground and keep themselves hidden from the humans. All the fairy families agreed on this, except the 8th 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423132240
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 08/11/2009
Series: Artemis Fowl Series , #5
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 75,094
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of eight books in the Artemis Fowl series and well as Iron Man: The Gauntlet, the WARP trilogy, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife and two sons.


Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth:

May 14, 1965

Place of Birth:

Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland


Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987

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Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 521 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.
TheLiteraryPhoenix More than 1 year ago
Book five of the Artemis Fowl series takes a little bit of a departure from the rest of the series.  Whereas the previous four books have involved saving Haven city, or performing a heist on Artemis's behest, this time both Holly and Artemis are working for a greater cause. We are introduced to a whole new group of faeries, who are caught in a time spell that is unraveling. When I read this series when I was younger, I didn't care for The Lost Colony.  I like the heists and the intricate world of the faerie underground, and a lot of this book relies heavy on the demon culture.  The demons are led by a violence-loving demon named Leon Abbott who is the only one to have jumped out of the time tunnel and returned.  In his foray to the human world, he claims to have learned about the warring intentions of humanity and strives to create a culture of violent, human-hating demons to wipe out all humans.  At its best, it's pretty cheesy.  That said, it really depends on the reader, because while I was still not overly impressed, my husband loved it. The writing continues to be playful, and I have to admit, No1 adds a fresh feeling to the series.  Colfer is always witty and flows with an easy grace, but now halfway through the series, it does call for something new.  It's easy for a series to get stale.  Colfer is also careful to balance his comedic characters.  Mulch Diggums and No1 are not in any scenes together, keeping the balance between comedy and action.  I personally prefer Mulch to No1, but I think a lot of people will be enchanted by No1.  He's sweet and innocent and naive and excited. Another aspect we get here, as Artemis is now fourteen, is Artemis's first crush.  He handle the unusual situation the same way he handles everything else - tries to analyze it and becomes confused when he finds himself thinking about her at inopportune moments.  It is delightful and I loved it.  I think it's important in long running series like this to actually feel like the characters are getting older.  The Harry Potter series does this well, and Percy Jackson.  And Artemis Fowl. All in all, I enjoyed The Lost Colony more rereading it than I did when I first read it.  I appreciate more of Colfer's stylistic choices here, and I see the comedy a little better.  I think most readers will like this one, and appreciate the shift in setting and motive for Artemis.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 fairykind will take him seriously and take action to save the demon race. When he shows up at the next demon appearance he finds that he is not he only one who has made calculations about demon appearances. A girl Artemis's age, name Minerva, kidnaps the displaced demon in hopes of completing research on the demon and hopefully winning the Noble Prize. Of course everyone's plans end up collapsing and chaos ensues.The book is action packed and non-stop intellectual fun from the beginning to the end. The new characters introduced are wonderful. Minerva is the perfect female counterpart to Artemis and No.1, who revels in his new found English vocabulary, is a hoot. The whole gang is back and ready to deliver. Holly is in for a lot of action and Foaly has a whole new bag of tricks in his mean hoofs. Artemis is taking his turn as a "good guy" seriously and his new outlook on life really endears him to the reader. The addition of Minerva as a possible love interest is very interesting. Finally Artemis has someone to laugh at quark jokes with.This is another fun book that further enhances the Artemis Fowl series. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
prkcs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When demons begin appearing on Earth unpredictably, foreshadowing a cataclysmic breakdown of their magic, Artemis and his friends face a new foe--a twelve-year-old girl whose intellect just might match Artemis's own--as they try to prevent catastrophe.
wagner.sarah35 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This installment of Artemis Fowl's adventures includes demons, time travel, and warlocks frozen in stone. Holly Short, Butler, and Mulch all return to lend their talents to this latest attempt to save the fairy and human world. However, my favorite part of The Lost Colony was the introduction of Minerva, a twelve-year-old girl whose smarts and plots give Artemis a run for his money. Hopefully, Minerva makes more appearances in this series, as I would like to see more of her.
amcintire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an intrersting adventure that test the limits of time and space, it had me telling myself "just one more page" for the whole book. When Artemis Fowl realises a cute Girl in a cafe he does not think anything of it but it is to be his destinyecspecialy with the time spell unraveling.
Cretius on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The best one so far. The Artemis Fowl series is up and runing. It beats every book I've read by a mile.
maita on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Artemis' latest adventure brings him face to face with someone who can beat him at his own game. That's what everyone thinks. Even though the boy genius's voice is breaking, adolescent hormones isn't going to be in the way of saving the world and the lost colony.In the end, Artemis realizes just how special he is.
Redthing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow. This books is definately the best of the series. I really enjoyed seeing thing things from No.1's perspective; in fact, the whole experience in the demons' island in time was great!
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was soooo excited to see this one at the bookstore today that I grabbed it right away and finished it already. Artemis is up to his old tricks, but with a twist this time - there's nothing in it for him. Well, almost nothing. And he may have met his match in this one, with a pretty blonde young genius with her own scheme to infilitrate the fairy world. Oh, and that creepy image on the cover of the book - that's a demon. And he's on his way into our world.I did enjoy this one, but not quite as much as the last one. I missed some of the characters in past books and didn't feel that the villain(s) was (were?) really as menacing as in previous books. Still, I always love reading about Artemis, Butler, Holly, and the others in this series.CMB
burnit99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When the magical time spells separating the self-exiled demon world from Earth begins to unravel, Foaly enlists Artemis Fowl to calculate the location of the next demon appearance . He does so, but finds that he is not the only young genius to have done so... and this one is a 12-year-old girl. This is another cracking adventure, all the more pleasurable now that Artemis has mellowed somewhat. And some events happen in the wrapping up that assure even more depth to future stories.
JLShunk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite Artemis Fowl book in the series. It was a slow read getting into the book. New creatures are brought into the series that have to be conceptualized before things really start happening. It's a transitional book, things happen that are setting up a new and improved Artemis in future books. This was probably my least favorite book in the series, however, It was still a good read.
JanRex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl is an enjoyable character who has been growing up throughout this series. This book reveals a competitor for the young genius title and allows you to see that genius or not Artemis suffers the discomforts of puberty like any other young man.
buckeyeaholic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What will Artemis get himself into this time? And will his little friends be able to get him out of it? Or will it be him helping them out of a jam?