Demons, time travel and magic.
Once again, Eoin Colfer incorporates time travel with very creditable expertise. The concept of time in the demon dimension of Hybras is mentioned a few times, leaving you understanding it perfectly. In other Fowl tales, complicated concepts are mentioned only once, and take for granted the fact that readers would understand complex terms easily. However, this does help to convey Artemis’ superior intelligence.
The dabbling of sentimentality, which would at first glance seem awkward in a Fowl book, deepens my interest in this bundle of paragraphs. Perhaps because it lightens the mood, as does some of the warped humour of some characters, or it lifts your mind from the hard task of puzzling out the strands of the complex plot.
Because of the intelligent schemes that often succeed in a breathless read, I would suggest this book for a nine or ten-year-old who would like a challenging read and enjoys being thrown into perilous reading.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!
Note: Those interested in the Fowl series, there are many reviews of them on my blog