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Long ago, the fairy families fought a battle for Ireland. When it was apparent that they could not win, they went underground, all except the eighth family, the demons.
Suddenly the demons are reappearing. If a human should catch one, all of the fairy families would be exposed to humans. To the rescue comes the fourteen year old, boy genius and millionaire, Artemis Fowl. He is the only one who can decipher the complicated equations to stop the demons from appearing. He goes to Sicily to capture the next demon to appear, but someone else has figured out the equations, Minerva Paradizo. Minerva as a twelve year old, seems to be Artemis Fowl’s equal in brains and guts. She has kidnapped the demon. Artemis and his companion Holly Short must find this demon, the last demon warlock, before the lost demon colony returns to Earth.Reviewed by Cindy Fiegenbaum for Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award