Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

The Arctic Incident

Book - 2002
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Grand Central Pub
Book Two-Now available in mass market paperback
Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.
"A cracking good read."-Publishers Weekly
"The world that Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, Gotham, or galaxy far, far away. . ."-Entertainment Weekly (review: A-)

Baker & Taylor
When Artemis learns that his father has been kidnapped by the Russian mob, he races to the Arctic Circle to make a daring rescue where he finds an old acquaintance, Captain Holly Short, who is investigating a plot of the goblin mob.

HARPERCOLL
Book Two-Now available in mass market paperback
Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.
"A cracking good read."-Publishers Weekly
"The world that Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, Gotham, or galaxy far, far away. . ."-Entertainment Weekly (review: A-)

Baker
& Taylor

When Artemis learns that his father has been kidnapped by the Russian mafia, he races to the Arctic Circle to make a daring rescue where he encounters an old acquaintance, Captain Holly Short, with whom he needs to team in order to be successful on his mission. 200,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2002
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780786808557
0786808551
9780786817085
0786817089
9781423124542
Characteristics: viii, 277 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Arctic incident

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List - Urban Fantasy
DalyCity_Adults Nov 21, 2016

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Everett's Pick

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.


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Tabaqui
Mar 20, 2017

I don't like giving low ratings, but neither this book nor the second one really captured my interest. The action didn't seem as high-stakes as it should have, and the characters weren't people to me. Personally, I thought the idea was clever, but the presentation was flat. Just not for me, I guess.
*Update* The series does get better, however, in the third and fourth books.

It is a pretty good book, I liked the action and battle in it.

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 06, 2016

Had Artemis Fowl on my list of reads for later for a while, and finally decided to pick it up. From the first chapter, I recognized Eoin Colfer's fantastic writing style and dialogue. The way he portrays his character's thoughts and skips from different points of view in one scene takes a little getting used to, but once you do that the story can unfold naturally. I was impressed with how he subtly made each character likable. Yes, Artemis Fowl is the villain of the story (though the opposite, that the fairies are really the villains, could also be true), but he is also relate-able, entertaining, and fun. The same could be said of some of the other main and side characters.
The plot came to a finalizing climax, and the ending left room for the rest of the series. I definitely am planning to pursue it. :D

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Tess1144
Sep 23, 2016

Beginning in present day, Artemis is an Irish twelve-year-old who is the son of a recently disappeared former millionaire. Artemis also just happens to be a brilliant criminal mastermind. To solve his family's money troubles, Artemis decides to kidnap a fairy (fairies are known to have incredible treasure) and hold her for ransom. What Artemis doesn't realize is that the fairies will stop at nothing to rescue their friend, and Artemis might just be in for the challenge of his life. This is the first in a series of Artemis's tangles with the fairy realm and is recommended for kids who like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Artemis is definitely a different kind of hero, but well worth the time it will take to get through the seven books in his saga with the fairy underworld.

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Eric_23
Jul 26, 2016

This book was okay. Not a lot of excitement and suspense.

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NHRengar999
Jul 25, 2016

A book that entertains throughout the entire story

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violet_pig_370
Jun 15, 2016

This book was okay. The book's plot involves a young boy with outstanding intelligence outsmarting a fairy race that was forced underground years ago. With magic and advanced technology, they battle it out with the classic Brains vs. Brawn. Overall, this would be about 3 out of 5 stars.

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Wildflower238
Jun 01, 2016

Great book!

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Apr 11, 2016

I still loved this book, but it was definitely my least favourite of the Artemis Fowl series so far. I kept waiting for the action that is in all the other books to come, but it only did in the last 40 or so pages. I think if Artemis actually met the antagonist earlier it would have it better. However, the book was still fun, and I was happy to see the return of Juliet. Orion made me laugh out loud a LOT. He was fav character in this book :P It was interesting to see Artemis know he was sort of going insane and see how he reacted to try and keep it in check. Too bad about what happened to Commander Vinaya. Foaly didn't seem to do a lot this novel but I was fine with it. I hope we get to see more Artemis's family in the last book.

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Luminous_0
Mar 14, 2016

Some guy that wrote a "Notice" actually is wrong. There are actually no real actual swearing...

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WAI KIU LEE
Jul 19, 2017

WAI KIU LEE thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Eric_23
Jul 26, 2016

Eric_23 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Jun 20, 2016

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black_eagle_218
Feb 27, 2015

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avanderw
Nov 10, 2014

avanderw thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 15

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goldbean
Aug 16, 2014

goldbean thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

TechTeen13 Aug 10, 2014

TechTeen13 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Jul 02, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

When Artemis kidnaps a fairy, he gets more than he bargained for.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

Stealing back his C Cube will take everything Artemis has got: including a select few memories.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

Artemis fowl teams up with the fairy to save one person he truly cares about: his father.

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GeorginaTheAmazing
Jun 29, 2016

The fairy world needs juvenile genius Artemis Fowl ll more than ever. But can he save them again while still battling his own mind?

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis captures a fairy named holly short and tries to trades her for gold, but things don't go as planned

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis makes a deal with holly short to get back his dad from the artic

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Someone stole artemis's technology and Artemis is trying to get it back

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Artemis fowl is growing crazy and paranoid can he pull it togheter in other to save the atlantis

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Jun 29, 2015

Artemis Fowl is a wonderfully written novel with new and different characters. Artemis is from the centuries rich and scheming Fowl family. After his father is presumed dead the family loses most of their great fortune. In order to get it back, Artemis contrives a way to steal fairy gold.

kidangel Aug 26, 2014

Artemis fowl the artic incident BY Eoin Colfer is about a urgent email video sent from Russia to Artemis. it is a pleas from his long lost father. He has been captured by the Russian mafia. Artemis rushes to his rescue, but somehow he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time instead of fighting against them he has to team up with them in order to save his dad

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 13, 2016

"...deep beneath the layers of deviousness, you have a spark of decency. Perhaps you could blow on that spark occasionally." (Holly to Artemis, in Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident)

bluestar817 Nov 15, 2013

"Stand back human you don't know what you dealing with." - Holly

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burritoofradness
Apr 11, 2013

"Nothing is nothing," commented Artemis cryptically.

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Lokithenightfury
Mar 29, 2013

"I don't even like lollipops."-Artemis

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

"I'm the NUT!" Artemis Fowl

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

"If stupidity was a crime you to would be public enemy's number one and two. "Mulch Diggums

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

Lollypop?

NIMRA SHAIKH Jul 16, 2012

"Trust me. I haven't been wrong yet."

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 11, 2012

"I am that male. I am Artemis the hunter."

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 11, 2012

"Artemis--isn't that a girl's name?"
Jon Spiro of Fission Chips

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samcoughlan
Nov 26, 2014

Violence: Some fighting good book though

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 05, 2012

Coarse Language: just a little bit of swearing, and some of it is in the language of the fairies.

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 05, 2012

Other: some intense crude humor. Parts of it I don't mind, but others.... it would be way better without that stuff.

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