Reviews for Lost Colony

AudioFile Reviews 2007 June/July
This follow-up to THE OPAL DECEPTION features an island stuck in time, an army of creatures bent on destroying humans, and teenaged genius Artemis, who must solve these problems against daunting odds (including a rival child genius). Artemis discovers a time tunnel used by demons who've sworn revenge on humans and whose "materializations" call potentially disastrous attention to the entire fairy world. Nathaniel Parker's narration highlights Colfer's action-packed drama, delivering the story's chilling implications of murder and deceit with a breathtaking accuracy of tone while highlighting the humor and sarcasm that the Artemis Fowl series is famous for. Fowl fans will be thrilled, and newcomers will race to catch up on what they've missed. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine

School Library Journal Reviews 2007 May

Gr 5-8 -Artemis Fowl devotees will relish the fifth book (Miramax, 2006) in the series, the sequel to The Opal Deception (Miramax, 2005). The fairy people are in trouble because a magical time spell is unraveling for a colony of demons who have been living in Limbo. In this episode, Colfer introduces this new "family" of fairy people, the demons, and creates an elite branch of the L.E.P. (Lower Elements Police) that deals exclusively with monitoring demon activity. Holly Short is restored to her rank as Captain and Foaly, the technical wizard, is given a seemingly endless budget to invent even more ingenious gadgets to guide our heroes on their latest mission to the crumbling island home of the eighth family to save their race--and themselves--from oblivion. Artemia is called on to predict when the next demon will appear and help protect the fairies. Nathanial Parker narrates with skill and humor. His mastery of the nuances of the Irish and English accents adds depth to the novel. For fans of the series.-Saleena Davidson, South Brunswick Public Library, Monmouth Junction, NJ

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