Artemis has spent the last
two years searching for his father. Artemis Senior was aboard a ship
that sunk in the Arctic. Although it is generally believed that everyone
aboard has died, Artemis will not believe it. He has spent a lot
of the fairy money on finding his father. Meanwhile, Captain Holly
Short of the LEPrecon fairy police is not having such a good time herself.
Because of the incident with Artemis in which the fairy gold was lost,
she has been reduced to patrol. During a routine patrol, Holly stumbles
on a cache of illegal weapons in the hand of goblins. Now, there
is nothing stupider than a goblin so they must have had help getting the
softnose lasers. They also have some Mud Man firesuits that keep
them from being detected by standard scanning. There is just no way
the B'wa Kell could have done this without Mud Man help. And what
Mud Man would help goblins? There is only one name that comes to
mind -- Artemis Fowl! Could it be? Would he be so bold as to
team up with goblins? Or is someone else in charge of this operation?
Just maybe this time Holly and Artemis will find themselves on the same
side. Could that ever happen?
Ah, the troubles of your average
Heading up an international
Having to ransom your mother's
sanity with a hoard of stolen fairy gold.
Thinking up dangerous and
wicked schemes, desperately trying to make enough money to fund the search
for your missing father.
Wait a minute; you mean every
thirteen-year-old doesn't have these problems?
Fowl. Artemis Fowl. The name
strikes fear in the hearts of humans and fairie folk alike. A criminal
mastermind. A human without a conscience. A teenager without a heart. Except
he loves his parents. When his father was declared missing two years ago,
his mother sank into insanity and depression. Artemis used all of his abilities
to steal the fairy's gold and ransom back his mother's sanity. And made
a forest full of otherworld enemies in the process.
Now a band of Russian criminals
has revealed they are holding his beloved father for ransom. Artemis must
leverage all of his resources, legal and otherwise. But his mother's sanity
has returned, along with her sense of fair (and foul) play. She puts him
into counseling, where some of his natural criminal instincts begin to
dull. How can Artemis gear up for this icy adventure, to save his father
from the Russian Mafiya, when his mother and his counselor are breathing
down his neck?
Short. Holly Short. Once, she
was a rising young Captain in the LEPrecon Squad (That's Lower Elements
Police Reconnaissance for you humans). Then that foul Artemis Fowl got
in the game, kidnapping her and stealing a hoard of gold. Now she's been
demoted to boring customs stakeouts. She is one steamed elf, from the tips
of her wings to the tips of her pointed ears, out for revenge and out to
clear her name.
In her world, the magical folk
are getting restless. The goblin B'wa Kell Triad is guilty of smuggling
contraband from the human world, and Holly suspects Artemis Fowl may be
behind it all. She must put down his Goblin rebellion no matter what.
Artemis and Holly both have
jobs to do, and they cannot hope to succeed alone.
Mary McCarthy for The
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
Artemis Fowl isn’t your average
13 year old. He is a criminal mastermind genius, and knows about a secret
race of beings called fairies. Worse, his father was kidnapped by the Russian
Mafia 2 years ago. Butler, Artemis’ massive bodyguard, receives an e-mail
from the mafia about Artemis’ father. Unfortunately, the e-mail is sent
with a virus that destroys it in about 3 minutes, so Artemis couldn’t trace
from where it was sent.
Meanwhile, below ground, LEP
recon captain Holly Short is on a field mission tracking down goblins from
the B’wa Kell triad (the equivalent of the mafia) when she sees the goblins
using illegal softnose lasers and human batteries. Once Commander Root
gets to the scene, he assumes their nemesis, Artemis Fowl, who kidnapped
Holly about 6 months ago, is behind it. Is Artemis behind it? Will Artemis
get his father back? Find out when you read the book, Artemis Fowl and
the Arctic Incident. (Jacob, student)
Have you ever met a kleptomaniac
dwarf or infiltrated Koboi Laboratories? Well, if you haven't, come along
for the ride in this second action-packed adventure that stars Artemis
Fowl, genius and criminal mastermind. Also, back again are Butler, Holly
the LEP captain, and Commander Root. Only this time, they have to work
together to save Artemis's dad from the Russian Mafia and stop Opal Koboi,
Brian Cudgeon, and the B'wa Kell they lead from taking over. Will Artemis's
dad be rescued? Will the world be taken over and ruled by Opal Koboi? Find
out by reading this awesome book I totally recommend! (Anne R., Maroa-Forsyth
Middle School, IL)