"Master Artemis did not like delays. But today he was too focused on his latest acquisition, The Fairy Thief, still sealed in its perspex tube."
When we last left Master Artemis Fowl, his life had been turned upside down. A reunion with his father was followed by some hard core memory wiping by the LEP. It seemed that his adventures with the fairy world might be well and truly over - we except for the fact that there were more volumes to get through.
Another dashing adventure with Holly, Butler and the gang is always fun. I'm not sure I like the personality change Artemis is undergoing - I prefer him cocky and evil, but good will prevail it would seem.
In any case he's still a genius and never shy of asking for extortionate amounts of cash to involve himself in anything. He would be great in a performance appraisal!
This particular adventure seemed a little flat at times, yet set the scene for a new change of pace via Holly's career change. 4 out of 5 fairy goggles on.