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The Artemis Fowl #2: Arctic Incident Graphic Novel Paperback – August 11, 2009
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About the Author
Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series,Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist,Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; andBenny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
Andrew Donkin is the author of more than forty books for both children and adults. His work in comics includesBatman: Legends of the Dark Knight for DC Comics. Andrew lives in London with his girlfriend and his cat, Morgen the Ninja.
Paolo Lamanna is an artist, designer, and 3-D animator. Past comics he has colored are the Monster Allergy series, W.I.T.C.H.: "Caleb's Challenge,"Ali nor, and the Daffodil series. He lives in Milan.
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It has appropriate vocabulary and the only objectionable content is related to voilence and death.
Cut him some slack though, his mommy's back to normal, and ready to start trying to control his life, and he's just discovered that his dad is still alive, and being held for ransom by the Russian Mafiya in a nuclear submarine graveyard. Even geniuses have their limits.
Captain Holly Short isn't having a good time either. After Artemis successfully procured half of the Recon ransom fund in book one, she's been given a "time-out" doing stakeouts for smugglers for the Customs and Excise Department. It seems that someone is organizing the dim-witted goblins to do some good old fashioned gun running, and of course, our intrepid heroine lands herself in the middle of the melee.
Opal Koboi is a new character, a pixie with talents to rival the resident geek Foaly the Centaur, and has absolutely no scruples whatsoever.
Someone has been re-engineering laser guns to work with regular AA batteries, and Holly feels that Artemis is involved. Artemis would rather get along with the process of rescuing his father, but after an interrogation proves Holly incorrect, they team up as an unlikely pair of secret agents to solve both problems.
What follows is action galore, as the book accelerates to warp speed, and even Artemis is forced to be a hero, albeit a puny little one. Each of our favorite characters from book one takes center stage at one time or the other and even Mulch becomes a leading dwarf with a pivotal role.
The story ends with a crazy rescue plan that goes terribly wrong, until girl power again triumphs over rotten luck.
A wonderful follow on from the first book, and an encouraging preview to the third.
Amanda Richards, October 6, 2004.