Artemis Fowl; The Arctic Incident

Artemis Fowl; The Arctic Incident

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Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafia: his father. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400085927
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/13/2004
Series: Artemis Fowl Series , #2
Edition description: Unabridged, 5 CDs, 6 hrs. 10 min.
Sales rank: 474,557
Product dimensions: 5.07(w) x 5.93(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

EOIN COLFER is a former elementary school teacher who became a publishing phenomenon with the New York Times bestsellers Artemis Fowl and Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Previously, he has written several other bestsellers in Ireland, including The Wish List.


Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth:

May 14, 1965

Place of Birth:

Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland


Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987

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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I didn't discover the delight that is the Artemis Fowl series until a week ago, when I read ARTEMIS FOWL in one day. So, of course, I had to pick up a copy of THE ARCTIC INCIDENT right away, to see if it was as good as the first. It definitely is, and in my own humble opinion, I think I liked it even better than the first book. There are points throughout the book where Artemis, now thirteen, shows a softer, more vulnerable side that I truly enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, he's still an evil genius, but he's an evil genius with heart, and you can't help but love him.

Now that Angeline Fowl is out of her depression, thanks to some fairy magic from Captain Holly Short, she's sent Artemis back to Saint Bartelby's School for Young Gentlemen in Ireland. Artemis is having quite a large amount of fun flumoxing the school's counselor, Dr. Po, when he gets an urgent message from Butler, his bodyguard/butler/majordomo--it seems that Artemis Fowl the First is alive in Russia, being held for ransom by the Russian Mafiya.

Young Artemis, of course, immediately sets out to devise a scheme to rescue his father. It's been almost two years since Artemis Senior was last heard from, and his son is most eager to bring him home. Before he can work out a devious scheme, though, he's visited by none other than Captain Short and her superior, Commander Root, and brought down to Haven City and into Police Plaza. It seems the goblin triad, the B'Wa Kell, have a human counterpart aiding in their smuggling, and Artemis the Second is, quite justly I believe, suspected of being that human.

The fairies soon realize, however, that this time Artemis Fowl isn't the bad guy in this problem. But now they'd like Artemis and Butler's help in figuring out who is behind the allaince between the goblins and the Mud Men--and Artemis is quite willing to help them out, in exchange for the fairies help in rescuing his father.

What follows is an action-packed story of good versus evil below ground, with deceptions, backstabbing, and revenge taking center stage. As Holly, Root, Butler, and Artemis race to save Haven City from being destroyed, some of the same characters from the first book make appearances--Foaly, Mulch Diggums, Cudgeon, and Captain Trouble. There's also a new foe in THE ARCTIC INCIDENT, Opal Koboi, to be dealt with.

I highly recommend the ARTEMIS FOWL series to anyone and everyone. Highly enjoyable, thoroughly entertaining, and not soon forgotten.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eoin Colfer has enlightened me with another one of his amazing novels. My heart was pounding with excitement by the 3rd chapter. i highly recommend the entire a.f. series.
bookfreak54 More than 1 year ago
A year ago the child protégé Artemis Fowl took on the fairy underworld in a plot to restore his family fortune. This plot put the lives of his mother, his bodyguard, and all that was dear to him. But that was then and this is now. Artemis is a year older and has promise to go on the strait and narrow. He enrolled in one of Ireland's most premier colleges and now uses his talents to drive the psychologist to the brink of insanity. He almost put his greatest secrets behind him. The fairy people. He almost became normal. Well, as normal as a thirteen year old genius can be. But things don't stay the same for long. But one email is all it takes. It acted like a drop of water on a still pond. A simple email sent ripples in the once calm waters of his life. His father had been found. But getting would be no easy task. The Russian Mafia had gotten to him. At the same time the LEP (a fairy police unit) was doing a routine check-up on an abandon tunnel when they were attacked by goblins armed with illegal weapons. But that's not the bad part. They were powered by human batteries. So they naturally assumed that it was the only human who knew about the People's existence, Artemis Fowl. The fairy people capture Artemis and his massive bodyguard named Butler and takes them underground for a typical police integration. They find him innocent but are left with a problem; whose behind this. Artemis decides to help them; but there's a catch. He wants their help getting his father back. After a major break in the case they send Butler to France to investigate a suspect. While Butler is in France they trace the email and get everything ready to go. In Russia everything goes wrong and when they go back underground everything's different. This amazing work of literary art is well written and will capture the imaginations of readers young and old. It is a captivating book for readers of all ages. You will be drawn into the story by the truly unique writing style of The New York Times Best-selling author Eoin Colfer. This book is full of twists and turns from the beginning to end. Even some of the most hard to please and easily board reader will be delighted by this masterpiece. And if you're very lucky you may find some similarities between you and him. Will Artemis save his father; read the book to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was amazing. read it twice
peaceloveandpat More than 1 year ago
This 2nd installment of boy genius Artemis Fowl has more action. And has deeper schemes. Now that Artemis' mother is back to lucidity, he is now adjusting to whbat is supposed to be normal. It was such a laugh when he used his vast knowledge about psychology to threw off his counselor. I think Artemis' teaming up with the LEP is too soon, I imagined that they would have more encounter as enemies first insteadof this. But then again authors have such wit on plotting. And again such big words for the 6th grader, which I think is good, now they'll get to use the dictionary more often while reading this. LOL. Also this hero needs to learn kung-fu or something, too much brain without any combat skills tend to get boring. Now that Artemis' dad has been rescued and fortunate alive, how will Artemis manage? I cannot wait for more of his adventures. And for the maturity of his character, and then I can really call him dangerous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a fabulous sequel to the first book by Colfer. It is in my opinion that these two books should be continued in a series, not like the Harry Potter ones, that will end with a seventh book for his last year of schooling, but as a continueing series. I feel that if Colfer decided to make thses books into a series, he should continue out the Fowl family name and criminal activities. Though this is my personal opinion, I feel that anyone who has read both of the Artemis Fowl books, which I highly recommend, and truely enjoyed them, would agree with me.
ImaginaryReads More than 1 year ago
Artemis is a genius criminal mastermind. The way he talks, it's hard sometimes to tell that he's own twelve. However, there are still signs: his single-minded obsessions to restore the Fowl family’s status, his willingness to believe in faeries, and his devotion towards his mother. With his imagination and genius, Artemis possesses the power to do one thing no Mud Man (human) has ever done before: wrangle faeries into parting with some of their precious gold. His greatest obstacle to achieving his goal comes in the unlikely heroine Captain Holly Short. The first female member of Recon, Holly continuously gets into trouble despite being one of Root's best subordinates. To her dismay, he expects much more of her than other members, though she eventually learns that he means the best. She has a colorful nature and will never fail to amuse readers with her smart aleck comments. I was delighted when the two came to work together in book two. Both characters are brilliant and outstanding in their respective fields, and both have charismatic personalities that command attention from those around them, both in their world and outside (the readers). I enjoyed seeing the two reconciliate with each other (over Artemis's schemes from book one). They are formidable as enemies but even more so when they combine their brains and firepower. Artemis Fowl’s dark brilliance and criminal exploits will leave you hankering for the next installment in the series. With his wit and great sense of humor, Colfer brings to readers of all ages a genius antihero, futuristic technology, mind games, and a bit of magic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book with af
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book! I couldn't stop reading it, it was so good! There are new characters,a new plot, and much more Artemis!-Richie age ten
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The twelve-year old criminal mastermind is back! Back at school, that is. In Artemis Fowl, the book is jam-packed with adventure, action, and a little gore. Fairies, trolls, centaurs, and radiation and bombs are not generally associated with each other. Fairies, trolls, centaurs, and criminals aren't either. Artemis Fowl is a must read for kids 12+, teens, adults, and elders! No matter your age, Artemis Fowl will please you, make you cringe or cry, all at the same time! You have to read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome series!¿!¿!¿! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad you all like my book. I'm just hopeing my funds go up to make my new book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has quite a plot. Artemis fowl is a must read. I stay up every night till one a.m.reafing a book a day. Warning:once you dtart reafing you get obsessed"!!!!! I lovee it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Better than the first in every way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Biaoyan Chen More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why do some authors have a problem with 'wicked' main characters? The entertainment in the first book was a 12-year old criminal genius. In this book, if Artemis Fowl didn't come right out and say he was a criminal genius, someone who did not read the first book would never know he had ever been one. As a matter of fact, in the evil department, Fowl is right up there with Mother Teresa. This book rightful should be compared with Harry Potter. While writing that series, JRR Dowling had the disipline to be consistent. Ergo, an entertaining series. Coffer succumbs to the temptation to have everything 'nice'. Ergo, this is becoming a dull series. Not bad, just dull. The evil is left to some minor goblin characters, who the author describes as having 'rat brains'. So guess what? You get a rat brain plot with no twists, no excitment, just dull. The sad thing is, it's hard turning back. How you going to re-create Artemis Fowl back into an evil genius for book three? Readers should demand that a series get better with each book, not forgive a weak showing out of 'fan loyalty'. Get with in Eoin, it will be tough, but it's not too late.
khallbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl has grown up a bit since he last escaped with a fortune in gold from the high-tech fairies who live beneath the earth. Now at a boarding school in Ireland, Artemis' criminal genius languishes behind his schoolboy exterior. When a coded message arrives from the Russian gangsters holding his believed-to-be-dead Father, however, Artemis realizes he will have to enlist the help of the very elf he just screwed over in order to stage a rescue. This second volume in the highly lucrative Artemis Fowl series ratchets up the action and violence without skimping on the character development. Holly Short, the LEPRecon agent Artemis kidnapped in book one, is back in a desperate attempt to stop a conspiracy in her world. As she and her erstwhile captor strike a Faustian bargain to achieve their own ends, they realize that they have more in common than they ever thought possible. While its nice to see Artemis play the good guy for once, its very obvious that he's in control of everyone in his life. Holly throws a wrench in the works and makes him evaluate his position--and his legacy--from a much different perspective. How this dynamic changes with the reintroduction of his father remains to be seen. As the series goes on for at least another five books, we can expect to see the relationship played out later in excruciating detail. Colfer's humor and subversive nature show through just as strongly in the Arctic Incident as in book one. Middle School boys will love the return of Mulch, the flatulent burrowing elf, and Foaly, the grumpy centaur IT guy. With convincingly bad villains, a slightly slower pacing, and all sorts of peril, The Arctic Incident readily fulfills the promise of Artemis Fowl. Recommended for grades 6-9.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Artemis is contacted by the Russian Mafia relative to ransoming his father he is determined to do anything possible to make it happen. Coincidentally Artemis is shanghaied during his plans by LEP operative Holly Short to answers some questions regarding their own issues with a goblin bwakel (I have no clue how to spell this word!) matter. Artemis works out a quid pro quo arrangement with the fairies which turns out to be more dangerous than they could have imagined.I find it quite interesting that the author has been able to take what I feel is a rather adult storyline and twist it into something that tweens and teens can enjoy. I also find the settings which between the first book and this one have ranged over most of Europe, to be absolutely fascinating. There is also quite a bit of commentary on the harm that us "mud people" have done to our environment, but it didn't feel at all preachy or pushy in the context of the story. This is a very cleverly put together story which is understandable to the age it is directed at (my 9 year old son is really enjoying the series) that is completely not dumbed down. There may be some questions asked, but they will be intelligent ones. The characters have certainly grown on me and I really enjoyed the last exchange between Artemis and Holly (complete with jabs by Butler). Although I believe that this is the same reader from the first book who is still quite enjoyable to listen to, the sound quality of the CD itself seemed a little more harsh and I found myself constantly turning it up and down to adequately follow the story. This really has no bearing on my feelings about the book itself, although it was rather annoying.I'm happy to be sharing these with my son and continue to recommend the series thus far!
Overlord1000 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good sequel not as good as the first one but still a good book.
Redthing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although still a great novel, I liked the first one better.
knielsen83 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great adventure, forcing Holly Short and Root to enlist the help of Artemis Fowl and in return help him save his father.
Jadesbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Artemis Fowl adventures, and we see that he's just a little boy who's lost his father. Through this adventure Artemis shows that he cares more for his family than the money he can aquire.
Livana on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
2nd volume in the Artemis Fowl series. I liked it more than the 1st one. The 1st book really just introduced our heroes. In this one, there's more character development.Artemis is actually a nice (super smart) kid. He has feelings, which is not something I thought was true after reading #1.A very enjoyable read and nice sequel overall.