Author: Eoin Colfer
Series: Artemis Fowl #2
Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars
This one starts out a little slow, giving parallel timelines between Artemis and the LEP. With the revival of his mom, thanks to the deal he made with Holly following his ransom, the next logical step was – of course – for him to continue the hunt for his father. And with little Fowl using his genius for good, and Holly working the beat, this novel took a while to really ramp up my interest.
Now, once all heck starts to break loose down below, things start to get interesting. After all, a human causing havoc in the fae world? Of course Artemis is the logical first choice for the enemy. And once Holly comes a knocking on his door to inquire, well that is where the fun begins.
This book is great because this is the novel in the series where Artemis really starts to make a progression into personal growth. His evil scheming is put on the back burner as he allies himself with Holly and Root in order to take down the true evil doer. In return, Root and Holly help Artemis track down his long lost father. With the return of Diggums, comedy is ensured. With Colfer’s unique story telling characteristics, the second half of this book breezes by in a whirlwind of adventure as the friendships that last the remainder of the series form.