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Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn't foolish enough to believe in all that "gold at the end of the rainbow" nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn't count on the appearance of the extrasmall, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--and her senior officer, Commander Root, a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.
Fantastic stuff from beginning to end, Artemis Fowl is a rip-roaring, 21st-century romp of the highest order. The author has let his imagination run riot by combining folklore, fantasy, and a fistful of high-tech funk in an outrageously devilish book that could well do for fairies what Harry Potter has done for wizardry. But be warned: this is no gentle frolic, so don't be fooled by the fairy subject matter. Instead, what we have here is well-written, sophisticated, rough 'n' tumble storytelling with enough high-octane attitude to make it a seriously cool read for anyone over the age of 10. --Susan Harrison
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This is a well imagined story with enjoyable details. I was surprised how quickly it pulled me along! Very fun read.Published 6 days ago by Erica S.
A fun tween series with a focus on fantasy. Lacks character depth but the story is interesting.Published 10 days ago by Elliott Weed
This Science Fantasy story reminds me of the Hobbit series. It takes you on a great journey.Published 21 days ago by Cynthia Jacob
This is a must read. The plot was clear and the characters were interesting. If you like books that have mythical creatures, humor, and fighting, this is definitely a must read. Read morePublished 22 days ago by SniperHawk
Well written young adult book in the fantasy genre! Not really my kind of book but author is skilled at craft and admirable.Published 25 days ago by DS
A fantastic read, great adventure, great characters, I have ordered the next in the series.
It is quite fast, Artemis Fowl is a tough kid. Read more
Guys, i'm warning you, don't read the book! Books are suppose to catch your attention, well this book did the opposite, I nearly fell asleep!Published 28 days ago by Romance Lover566