Well, the fairies sure shot themselves in the foot this time! After wiping Artemis Fowl's memories, they've left themselves wide open to attack by a nefarious fairy indeed, Opal Koboi! Her attack comes early, targeting our old friends Root and Holly. The aftermath of that sends everyone scrambling as Koboi's plans include Artemis, who can't even remember her. Mulch goes to help Butler while Holly attempts to bring Artemis' knowledge back to him. Things get extremely hairy when Holly and Artemis have to tangle with a horde of trolls - without Butler to help them this time.
While I've read this book more than once, I didn't really as much as the previous books, so this one held a few non-remembered surprises. I continue to love the friendship growing between Holly and Artemis, they snipe occasionally but they also offer so much to each other.
Nathaniel Parker just continues to impress me; I can't believe he hasn't done more books, as each character is perfectly done.
So, Artemis Fowl was not kept out of fairy affairs for long as he's back on track to becoming a young man his mother and Holly can be proud of. What adventures lie in store for them next?