To me this wasn't as good as the past Artemis Fowl books. It probably had to do with fact that Artemis really isn't himself for a good portion of the book so the smart alec genius really isn't all that present. The humor is still there though and I still got a few giggles from the banter and the goofy stuff that Orion was saying. The plot moved very quickly (or maybe I read it too quickly) for my likely really, and it made it seem to be more of a filler episode then I true Artemis adventure. It's still wonderful and there is still a good amount of action, but it just wasn't the same. I do look forward to what Colfer has in store for Artemis' next adventure, maybe more to do with The Project. I can say I'm happy that Opal Koboi wasn't prominent in this though and do wish there were a bit more from that beloved demon N'1. If you are an Artemis fan then by all means read it but don't expect it to be on par with the others.