You can’t outrun your own history . . .
Still trapped in Victorian London, FBI agent Chevie Savano is determined to help her friend Riley find his long-lost brother. But the WARP wormhole has other ideas . . .
Pulled two centuries into the past, Chevie and Riley find themselves in the village of Mandrake. Under siege from prowling monsters that have escaped from the wormhole, the village’s only protector is the sinister Witchfinder – a man with a hidden past and deadly powers.
With Chevie branded a witch and sentenced to be burned at the stake, can Riley thwart the Witchfinder’s plans before he destroys them all?
The Forever Man was a great ending to a fantastic series. As always Colfer managed to grab my attention from the first page and more than exceeded my expectations. This book was an action-packed as well as an emotional read. I loved it.
It seems like I’ve waited forever on this book but oh was it worth the wait! I don’t want to say too much of the story otherwise there will be too much spoilers but as is stated in the synopsis Riley and Chevie get pulled back two centuries in the past. That was just one thing making this book soooo awesome.
And of course a certain villain is back… which of course we all knew would be back. But anyway, I really liked the setting for this book. It was something different and there sure were some very intense scenes.
There really aren’t enough words for how much I love Chevie and Riley. They’re definitely two of my most favorite characters that Colfer has created. I adore their relationship. It isn’t romantic per se but there’s the promise that it could be something in the future and I just loved that.
It’s a bit too bad that Otto Malarkey wasn’t in this book but considering how wrapped up his character was in the previous book and that most of this book takes place two centuries before then I guess it’s okay. But still, I kinda missed him. And the ending was a bit bittersweet at some parts, though it ended good overall.
All in all, what can I say that I haven’t said before? I loved this book, I loved this series and I’ll miss these characters so much. Reading some of the more emotional parts of this book I had a hard time not breaking down in tears, it affected me that much. And can I just say I can’t wait to see what Eoin Colfer will come up with next!
Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!
After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin university and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below). Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.
He says, “I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.