Book Review: Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer continues his adventures with teenage genius Artemis Fowl in the fifth novel of the series, Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony. I love these books, and this one was no exception.
I may be an adult in my 20s, but sometimes those childlike adventures are really the best ones. Colfer succeeds in creating a completely new world in this Fowl adventure when demons start popping up around the globe from Hybras, their island lost in limbo.
Similar to Colfer’s other novels, I always wish these were written for adults. They use simple descriptive words, the occasional “big” word, all in a simplistic way because they are, in fact, kid’s books. But, if they were made for the adult demographic, I feel there could be more Colfer could do with them. Maybe in the future, he’ll consider writing an adult fantasy series.
Anyway, this novel was good. Colfer added outside characters with Minerva Paradizo, her family and bodyguard suit. Plus, he added a completely new race of fairy: demons. This opens up so many doors for Colfer in his next three books, and I’m excited to see what he does with it.
Colfer also managed to maintain his writing style with this novel. I always feel it can be a challenge for a writer to maintain the writing style from book to book, if they’re meant to be part of a larger series or world, but Colfer pulls off the style with flying colors. It’s great seeing his characters grow without having any distractions in the flow of the story itself.
I am excited to see what Colfer does with his characters and plot in his next Artemis Fowl adventure, Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox.
Colfer’s many novels can be found in stores and online, such as at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com.