Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

The Arctic Incident

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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-)
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion Books for Children
Copyright Date: ♭2002
ISBN: 9781423132196
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Arctic incident

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#7 in the "Artemis Fowl" series. 357 pages.


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loveseal516
Aug 02, 2018

The book was witty and interesting like all Artemis Fowl books, but it's not the best book in the series.

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chiahuisui
May 07, 2018

I think that the book was really funny, with all that stuff between "Loafers" and Mulch, but however there is not the suspense shown in the second book and first.

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Emily10111252
Nov 21, 2017

Great book and the begining of the great series. Enjoy every one of the books in this series. Recommended for 11 years old and up.

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Emily10111252
Nov 21, 2017

Great book and the begining of the great series. Enjoy every one of the books in this series. Recommended for 11 years old and up.

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RoseTheNovelist
Oct 13, 2017

Brilliantly written. Simple enough for children, intriguing enough for adults.
The characters alone are praiseworthy, all extremely developed with 'relatable' personalities.
Action scenes are fabulously done. The humor is genius, I found myself snickering a number of times throughout the book. Both my writer and reader 'side' can agree, this book is a masterpiece.

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Love_Legolas_111
Apr 23, 2017

Oh, my beloved Artemis Fowl series. Where do I start?
Firstly, I've read in Goodreads' comments that it's around book 5 (The Lost Colony) that the Artemis Fowl series begins to plummet and grow stale. I disagree. I think it's around this book, The Time Paradox, that things start to drag a little. But only a *little*. While this book is the one that I found the most flaws in compared to the rest of the series, I still loved it. I can't hate an Artemis Fowl book. There are too many things to love about it that always override the stuff that just don't work for me. Always.
I loved how much change Artemis has gone through since book 1. Time Paradox did a great job of highlighting that by making Artemis fight himself as they went back in time. It was deep and awesome and feelsy, to see how much he's grown from that selfish, gold-obsessed felon from book 1 (that we all secretly still love, but I digress). The tension between him and Holly near the beginning of the book had me struggling to keep my composure---and failing. Actually, I pretty much failed with that altogether with this book. The direction Colfer went with the two friends was a little strange at first, but he ended things in a circular way that made sense, but also left the door open for something. I can't wait so see where things go in the last two books.
As for stuff I didn't like...some things were much too coincidental. Time travel stuff and whatever. The main villain was someone so familiar it was almost annoying. A main plot point at the beginning of the book turned out to be basically a hoax, which made me feel kind of cheated. And some characters weren't explored well (case in point, Beckett and Myles).
But in the end, I still did like this book. Not the best in the series, but there were so many good moments that went toe-to-toe with the bad...and won me over.

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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.

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UNREADABLE
Mar 01, 2017

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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Tfarrsullivan
Jul 30, 2018

Tfarrsullivan thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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pokeyboyultra
Jun 27, 2018

pokeyboyultra thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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WAI KIU LEE
Jul 19, 2017

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pink_cat_586
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

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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

To fix a major mistake involving the health of his mother, Artemis must travel back in time to save her. There he must face off against his greatest enemy. Himself.

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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 goes back in time to get a lemur's brain enzyme that can cure his mom's sickness

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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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Shadow_Blade
Aug 10, 2018

"Well, you should have thought of that while you were meditating. It's a little late now." [Holly]

"You're right, of course. I am the mastermind here. Thinking is my responsibility, not yours." [Artemis]

"Was that an insult, mud boy?" [Holly]

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Shadow_Blade
Aug 10, 2018

"Sooner or later, Spiro will find out about the People. And if that happens, I can't see a man like him just allowing us to live in harmony."[Foaly]

Holly glared pointedly at Artemis. "Remind you of anyone?"

""I'm nothing like Jon Spiro," objected the boy. " He's a cold blooded killer!"

"Give yourself a few years," said Holly. "You'll get there."

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Shadow_Blade
Aug 10, 2018

He [Spiro] turned back to Artemis, unable to resist a final gibe.
"Oh, and by the way. 'Artemis'- isn't that a girl's name?"

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Shadow_Blade
Aug 10, 2018

"I don't like lollipops." [Artemis]

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Shadow_Blade
Aug 10, 2018

"Is that the commander?" [Artemis]
"No. This is not the commander. This is Foaly, the centaur. Is that the kidnapping lowlife human?"
It took Artemis a moment to process the fact that he'd been insulted.

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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)

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richarddye
May 30, 2014

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

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

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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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