The Arctic Incident

The Arctic Incident

Artemis Fowl Series, Book 2

eBook - 2009
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Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video-email from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya: his father. As Artemis rushes to the rescue, he is stopped by captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.
Publisher: Disney Book Group

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Linyarai
Oct 08, 2020

This story felt a little disjointed, I didn't feel like having both a renegade fairy and a mental condition were necessary for the plot. I guess we'll see how it follows through in the next book.

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Linyarai
Oct 05, 2020

I'm not a huge fan of time travel stories, they get too "Wibbly Wobbly". This one stayed fairly direct, but there was still a lot of struggle with characters & timelines. I still don't feel like Artemis is as fun of a character as he was when he was younger

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IntrovertReader
Aug 11, 2020

This is the story of Artemis Fowl, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who decides he wants a pile of fairy gold. What is he willing to do to get it?

I truly enjoyed this book. Artemis is a genius, but we also get to watch him grow up (and loosen up) a little as the book progresses. Just when you start to forget that Artemis is only twelve, a scene comes along that shows how vulnerable he still is.

The plot was smart, funny, and well-written. The fairies were not your typical airy fairies. They could kick some serious butt.

I would recommend this to anyone, young or old, who appreciates a good story.

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wingertdj
Aug 10, 2020

“Artemis Fowl” is a child criminal genius from al long line of criminal masterminds. He has discovered that the Fae do exist and plans on blackmailing them for gold. He has kidnapped Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. The Fae will do anything to keep their existence secret from the world, even sacrifice one of their own if they must. This is a fun magical adventure for younger readers. It was a bit juvenile for me in parts, but I liked the Fae world. This is the first in a series of books. There is nothing in this book to align with the previews of the Disney movie coming out with the same name.

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MINECRAFT_RULES
Jul 26, 2020

Hadlock, I am pretty sure the description for he novel you have commented is the premise for The eternity code, book three of the Artemis fowl series.

LPL_MarilynK Jul 25, 2020

So I know I read this book as a kid, but I ended up forgetting just about everything except the glittery cover. Since the movie came out (and wasn't well-reviewed), I thought I'd check it out again. And WOW this book is fun. I honestly love seeing this 12-year-old rich kid be impossibly smug and calculating, with enough humanity sprinkled in to be more than JUST a smug and calculating rich kid. I might watch the movie once I've finished the series, but only for comedy purposes. I will, however, definitely be reading more. I want to see where Artemis' story goes, especially since it seems likely he's got it all planned out already.

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tedwards37
Jul 18, 2020

Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer is a mythical science fiction novel that follows Artemis Fowl, a twelve-year-old genius and criminal mastermind, who is determined to steal riches from none other than the fairy race. On the other side of the coin, the story follows Captain Holly Short, an elf from the Special Forces who would be forced to try to outwit the young genius and stop him before he can execute his plan. Artemis’s ability to unveil this hidden civilization filled with various creatures that are described in folklore and myths will impress any reader, especially once they remember he’s only twelve. Hearing about the back and forth between Artemis and the fairies keeps the reader intrigued and curious about each sides’ next move. Throughout the story both main characters’ motives are highlighted as they’re forced to fight through internal conflict, adding complexity to their characters. Recently the book was adapted into a movie by Disney and is only the first in a series of nine books. This story is a personal favorite of mine that I read when I was in elementary school, so the reading level may be a bit low for young adult readers. Overall, Artemis Fowl is a science fiction novel worth reading, as it will amaze and entertain any reader through battles of wit between a mythical species and a twelve-year-old genius.

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blue_panda_4979
Jul 13, 2020

Good book!

This is one of my fave books!

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MINECRAFT_RULES
Jun 13, 2020

MatheWirst, this is the first book in the series.

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blue_panda_4979 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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blue_cat_2473 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 25

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Jun 18, 2020

maroon_coyote_139 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 16

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Matthewhirst
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May 18, 2019

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Jul 30, 2018

Tfarrsullivan thinks this title is suitable for 8 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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