Things may be changing for Artemis Fowl. His Father has been found alive, he is in hospital but will soon be returning to run the Fowl business. Artemis feels that he has time for one last job. He has developed a powerful new supercomputer using stolen fairy technology, but things go terribly wrong for Artemis when he baits the wrong person. His device falls into the wrong hands, those of ruthless tycoon Jon Spiro. This is not good. He needs to get it back before it creates chaos for both humans and fairies.
He has to try and save his loyal body guard Butler first. To do everything he now needs to, he has to ally himself once again with Captain Holly Short. Holly is no-ones fool and she doesn’t trust Artemis one bit but sometimes the most successful partnerships are the most surprising ones.
Artemis is back and even with good intentions the play always ends up way more complicated than it would seem at the beginning. Colfer’s characters blend and bounce off each other well, the verbal sparring has a wonderfully natural feel to it. You always know there are going to be little twists along the way but that is an Artemis trademark. These stories are laced with fantasy, reality, sci-fi and action, and these elements woven together create an enjoyable read.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 06 April 2006
Format: Paperback 352 pages
Categories: Adventure Science Fiction Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9780141321318