The Arctic Incident

The Arctic Incident

Book - 2002 | 1st American ed
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In order to free his father from the Russian Mafiya, Artemis must join forces with the fairy police and his familiar nemesis, Captain Holly Short.
Publisher: New York : Talk Miramax Books ; Hyperion Books for Children, c2002
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780786808557
0786808551
Branch Call Number: JF COLFE-E
Characteristics: viii, 277 p. ; 21 cm

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When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.


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ReadingTV
Jan 01, 2020

Artemis Fowl is a more unique book series that I enjoyed. The idea of fairies and magical creatures from folklore using super futuristic technology is an interesting concept is very smoothly executed in this book series and offers a new view into modern fantasy.

The one thing that I’m sadly not looking forward to is the upcoming movie. After watching the trailer and reading the comments and description, I can see that this movie is most likely going to be another Percy Jackson. The movie looks really cool though, the clip of the Haven especially. So if you’ve never read the books I’m sure it will be awesome. Just don’t watch it for the storyline or the characters.

This book is definitely not for everyone though. It seems like it's either it clicks and you really like it, or it doesn't click and you don't like it.

I can definitely see how there are some larger flaws and issues in this book series. I thought the whole time-travel thing was pretty random. And the last book was a bit tiring, I was expecting the grand finale to be a little more intense. I don't think the ending was necessarily bad though.

I've heard that Eoin Colfer might be writing some books relating to Artemis Fowl's younger twin brothers? IDK how good those will be.

Also, on a side note, if you’ve read this book and LOTR, you’ve possibly noticed the connections/references that are made this book to it. Also if you haven't read LOTR, you should.

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TimmyG123
Sep 20, 2019

A completely original and surprisingly deep story, Artemis Fowl follows the title character in his obsession of discovering truths about the world, mainly that there is more to it than we realize. A boy genius with sometimes criminal tendencies and the good fortune to have been born immeasurably wealthy, Artemis also suffers from a complete lack of parental guidance. With a father gone missing, and a mother who's mind is not what it was, Artemis is free(?) to engage in any measures he deems necessary to achieve his goals. If you like action, adventure and unexpected elements of fantasy, you will love this series!

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 20, 2019

I LOVE THIS BOOK SERIES!!! I'm super excited to announce that the movie will be coming out in May 29 of 2020!!! It was supposed to come out in August but got postponed cause of legal stuff. In honor of my personal favorite book series I'm rereading the entire series. Also coming out in 2020 is "The Fowl twins" the sequel series. This great series is about a 12 year old boy genius and his devious escapades with the magical world of the fairies. Featuring humor, wit, snippy comments, and evil plots. This series is a must read!! mature 12+

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SugaryPuff
Aug 19, 2019

SOOOO GOOD! I love this book! Amazing! Too bad the movie got postponed. So hyped for the release!

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MotherBurt
Aug 01, 2019

This book is totally awesome!!!!! Read the whole series! Can't wait for the movie, though I can't believe they're making Julius Root a girl. Horrible!!!!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 24, 2019

The book Artemis Fowl by: Eoin(pronounced Owen) Colfer, follows the main character- Artemis Fowl, who is a child prodigy, and discovers the existence of magic and fairies. No, really. That’s what happens. He also kidnaps and ransoms one. I’m not lying. The entire premise of the book seems ridiculous when you explain it the way I do, but it is the only book that I’ve read so far that even tries to take such a ridiculous type of a plot, however, it’s done very well. The book does not sacrifice characters for plot, as the characters themselves are very interesting, each of them having their own unique personalities and quirks, and the book itself works well as both a standalone novel and the first book in the series. The book did seem fairly fast paced, but easily kept up with the pace, introducing more and more characters and ideas into the book, keeping the fast pace of the book going, and the overarching conflict interesting. Overall, the book is very interesting, with a seemingly ridiculous but interesting concept, and fast paced. The characters keep up with the plot, keeping the book well balanced. The main downside to the book is that by the time you reach the end, you wish it was still going. I would recommend this book to anybody who enjoys fantasy or science fiction. 4/5. @Xeno of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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TaylorLMoody
Jul 16, 2019

The story didn't feel as solid this time around for Artemis. I really enjoy the crazy places the stories can go, but this one felt dragged out and the conclusion wasn't as satisfying as the prior books. There was also several typos throughout the book so lazy editing editor. All in all the book felt like the time paradox mentioned in the story, unnecessary and should have been avoided in the first place. I will be reading the next one with hope of improvement!!

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Gcatflann
May 18, 2019

I really enjoyed reading the first book and immediately went out to get the rest of the series from the library. The seventh book, called the Atlantis Complex, is by far my favorite. This series has made my top ten favorite book series list, I recommend it to all bookworms looking for a good time. Other series I would recommend are Keeper of the Lost Cities and Adventurers Wanted.

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midori_hon
Apr 26, 2019

a fun book for oldish children (middle school?) and adults alike. adventure, high tech, fairies...with a tinge of melancholy (arch villains are not beget from happy childhoods spent with warm and loving families)

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orange_tiger_2383
Apr 22, 2019

I did not like this book. I don't recommend it, but you may think differently...

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Flambetograph7
Feb 26, 2020

Flambetograph7 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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ReadingTV
Jan 01, 2020

ReadingTV thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 20, 2019

GreenNinjaGirl thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Gcatflann
May 18, 2019

Gcatflann thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Tfarrsullivan
Jul 30, 2018

Tfarrsullivan thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Percy___Jackson
Jun 27, 2018

Percy___Jackson thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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WAI KIU LEE
Jul 19, 2017

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Eric_23
Jul 26, 2016

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IJB500
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RileytheRiolu
Jun 21, 2016

RileytheRiolu thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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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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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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tonging
Oct 08, 2012

"We're all mad here too,he thought."

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

"I'm the NUT!" Artemis Fowl

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

"If stupidity was a crime you to would be public enemy's number one and two. "Mulch Diggums

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

Lollypop?

NIMRA SHAIKH Jul 16, 2012

"Trust me. I haven't been wrong yet."

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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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