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The Arctic Incident

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
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  • Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Language: English
  • Format: Hardback / Paperback / Audio
  • Release Date: 6th June 2002

“Artemis Fowl.”
“I knew he’d be back. I knew it.”

Someone has been supplying Class A illegal human power sources to the goblins. Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit is sure that her arch-enemy, thirteen-year-old Artemis Fowl, is responsible. But is he? Artemis has his own problems to deal with: his father is being held to ransom and only a miracle will save him. Maybe this time a brilliant plan just won’t be enough. Maybe this time Artemis needs help.

If that description wasn’t good enough, why not go here to watch a video of Colfer himself describing this book.

Along the bottom of each page of the UK edition of this book, there is a code, you can find the decoded version of this code here.


Awards won by Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident:

  • Book Magazine Best Book of the Year 2002

Reviews for the Artemis Fowl Series:

  • “Colfer has done enormously, explosively well.” — The New York Times Book Review
  • “He can tell a story.Colfer offers some nice riffs in terms of creating a magical subworld of trolls, dwarfs and centaurs . . .” — USA Today
  • “Artemis Fowl is great.a new thriller fairy tale that will grab your interest, no matter your age.” — The New York Post
  • “Kids absolutely love it.” — Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America
  • “The world that Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, Gotham, or galaxy far, far away in recent memory.” — Entertainment Weekly (A- review)
  • >”Filled with puns, word plays, and inventive new concepts about the fairy realm, this mix of fantasy and science fiction will delight fans and make converts of new readers.” — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Rapid-fire dialogue and wise-acre humor ensure that readers will burn the midnight oil.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
  • “…a battle of wits, daring and high-tech gadgetry that keeps readers dangling till the end.” — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • “A bewitching mix of ‘Lord of the Rings’ and James Bond.” — Buffalo News
  • “Artemis Fowl will spellbind children and adults alike.” — Chicago Tribune
  • “Anybody who likes science fiction or fantasy would love ‘Artemis Fowl.'” — Boston Herald
  • “…hilarious and exciting story.” — The Denver Post
  • “.this hilarious James Bondish treat is a feast for reluctant readers.” — Dallas Morning News
  • “Artemis Fowl is pacy, playful, and very funny, an inventive mix of myth and modernity, magic and crime.” —
  • “. Artemis Fowl, a new thriller fairy tale that will grab your interest, no matter your age.” — Liz Smith, The New York Post
  • “..will have readers rolling on the floor and eagerly anticipating the planned sequel as well as the movie in the works.” — Booklist
  • “This is a raucous romp through .Eoin Colfer’s imaginative world.” — BookPage