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The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, Book 3) Paperback – July 14, 2009
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"Riders" By Veronica Rossi
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The once hard-boiled Artemis has softened a bit between his bestselling debut and the seat-of-your-pants Arctic Incident, and that trend continues in The Eternity Code: He's still plotting for a billion-dollar-plus payoff for the Fowl family, but now his enemies are human (chiefly Jon Spiro, a ruthless businessman Artemis tries to blackmail using stolen fairy technology) and he has to turn to his old adversary-turned-friend Captain Holly Short and cutpurse dwarf Mulch Diggums for help. The dialogue and action prove as smart and page-turning as ever this time around, with Artemis struggling to bring his faithful bodyguard Butler back from the dead before racing Mission Impossible-style to triple-cross the double-crossing Spiro.
Colfer's young antihero might be getting more likeable all the time, but that hasn't taken the edge off the Tom-Clancy-meets-Harry-Potter action. Artemis has to agree to a memory-erasing "mind wipe" from the People after helping them recover their technology, but only a foolish fan would count Artemis out after this blockbuster "final heist." Book four can't come soon enough.... (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
More About the Author
of the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series as well as Airman; Half Moon
Investigations; The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books;
The Wish List; Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He was born in
Wexford on the southeast 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 that he was learning in
school at the time.
Eoin 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. In 2001, the
first Artemis Fowl book was published worldwide to much success -
shortly thereafter he left teaching to concentrate fully on his writing.
To this day, Eoin has written 6 Artemis Fowl books which have sold over
12 million copies worldwide.
Top Customer Reviews
Artemis Fowl is coming to grips with the return of his kidnapped father and Fowl Sr.'s newly formed conscience. His parents are insisting on turning around the illegal enterprises of the Fowl Family, but Artemis isn't so sure. Still, in an effort to please his parents, he decides that he will commit just one last crime. Just a tiny one.
But, Artemis didn't count on the operation blowing up in his face. When he meets with American master criminal Jon Spiro, he didn't realize he was being set up. All Artemis wanted to do was intimidate him a little bit with his new "C Cube", a hybrid of fairy and human technology decades ahead of its time; it will render all other technologies--like the ones Spiro creates--obsolete. So when Spiro steals the Cube and mortally wounds Butler in an attempt to murder Artemis, the young master criminal is forced to seek the aid of his long-time adversaries.
The Fairies are less than pleased when Artemis reveals his loss of the fairy technology, that, in the wrong hands, would be capable of revealing the entire Fairy civilization. Determined to steal back the C Cube, Artemis enlists the aid of Captain Holly Short and the Fairy criminal Mulch Diggums in a risky operation that takes place in Chicago.
Great fun! Colfer exercises his great prowess as a writer as he seamlessly winds the third story of Artemis Fowl. The funny, witty characters manage to be charming and tough. The only qualm I had was that Holly and Artemis had less interaction that they did in #2, which would have added even more humor to the novel.Read more ›
Artemis has used his ill-gotten fairy gadgets to create an electronic device the same size as, and a gazillion times more complex than Rubik's Cube. There's just one drawback - and of course it's a BIGGIE - it provides an access route to the Lower Elements, endangering the fairy way of life.
Having accidentally handed the cube on a platter to Jon Spiro, a ruthless American businessman, Artemis is faced with the challenge of his life, but he's helpless without the good folk of Haven City - plus reinforcements.
This time, Artemis needs two strong women behind him to make him look good - the fairy of his dreams, Captain Holly Short (a Sandra Bullock/Kim Possible mix) and Juliet Butler (a Lucy Liu/Uma Thurman type). Teamed with the dwarf digging sensation, and Haven City's resident centaur genius, Artemis still has to use every last ounce of his cunning and intellect to formulate a retrieval plan, while surprises lurk around every corner.
Can Jon Spiro break the Eternity Code before Artemis can retrieve the cube?
Can Artemis survive this last encounter?
Can the LEP mind wipe make Artemis forget his friends and adventures?
Can Artemis give up his life of crime and become a part of a normal family unit?
The first three answers will be revealed to you as you read this book.
The last? Yeah right!!
There's never a dull moment in this book, and it's Colfer at his funniest.
Amanda Richards, October 12, 2004
As his father is now alive and ...moralistic, Artemis swears this is his last plot before turning back to a "normal" childhood. Artemis shows businessman Spiro his technological wonder of the C Cube, which results in the C Cube being stolen, Butler shot, and all round chaos.
Luckily, Butler is healed by no other than Holly Short, though he has aged 15 years. Thus begins a whirlwind adventure of getting back the C Cube and preventing a species war on Earth...
I would highly recommend this book for all ages, as this book is full of wit and glamour.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is by far the best book in the series, which is really saying something because the whole series is so amazing that there is no word that can capture the entirety of its... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
my granddaughter is reading this series. I love keeping her in reading material!Published 2 months ago by Jamma
The story is not as fast-paced as the earlier books... having a hard time getting through it.Published 3 months ago by David
This series is great, It keeps me guessing, I have really been enjoying it, can't wait to read the next book,Published 4 months ago by Killian Slaven
This book was for my son. Arrived in great shape and my son read it in 3 nights. Book was just as described. Very happy with purchase.Published 5 months ago by daddy kev
Mission Impossible meets Harry Potter in this esteemed novel. Cannot wait to see what happens next...Published 7 months ago by james albano
A fun continuation in the Artemis Fowl book series; in general, an excellent children's series!Published 8 months ago by EeeTee
The best of the series thus far and a really good tale. I enjoyed the villain in this book, and some of the twists were really unexpected. Read morePublished 9 months ago by SD Dan