Uh oh! It's Artemis Fowl again. Arch Villain, but softening at the edges ... If we get another couple of volumes he'll be positively nice to know.
The story continues. Remember in the first book that Artemis was desperate to raise funds to bolster the family fortune because his father had gone missing on a trip to darkest Russia? Well, he gets the ransom demand in this book. It's going to take a lot of cash, and quite honestly, Artemis and Butler are going to need a bit of help with this one. Fairy help, possibly.
Hmmm. Artemis isn't exactly down on the list of the deserving few in the fairy books. But his sworn enemy, LEPrecon squad Captain Holly Short, is also in a bit of a pickle, and it looks as though she, and the whole of fairydom actually, are going to need a bit of help from the Mud People. So maybe they can strike a deal ...
'Do you think I like this, Captain? Do you think I relish the idea of crawling to this Mud Boy? I do not. I would rather swallow live stink worms than ask Artemis Fowl for help. But someone is powering the B'wa Kell's arms, and I need to find out who. So get with the programme, Holly. There's more at stake here than your little vendetta.'
Holly bit her tongue. She couldn't oppose the commander, not after all he'd done for her, but asking Artemis Fowl for help was the wrong course of action whatever the situation. She didn't doubt for a minute that the human would have a solution to their problem, but at what cost?
The stage is set. It's fair to say, Holly and Artemis experience a range of emotions as they work their way through their assignments. But at the end - well, they are almost fond of each other!
If you feel like a good laugh, read on ...
etirseorsts, girl, age 14, from United States, on 19th January 2007. Rating: 10/10
It's very funny and very original. The best one in the three I have read, definitely. Raymond Zhang, you spelled 'species' as 'spices', you know like cilantro and pepper. Just thought you might want to know ;)
Rozalinde, girl, age 13, from United States, on 19th January 2007. Rating: 7/10
I think this is the best one in the series. Artemis actually seemed human ! For some reason my favorite scene is that part where Holly's finger gets cut off and then she starts to die because her power is wasted on Artemis... It's been a long time since I read it!! It was a very different setting and really suspenseful. The characters are really funny particularly Foaly and -who's the dude- Root? They have very funny scenes together, I'm not sure if it's this book but that thing with the dart finger and the plastic butt was really funny!! I should read it again!!
Chris, boy, age 14, from Libby, United States, on 1st December 2005. Rating: 10/10
Amazing, truly amazing. Before this series I had yet to find a book or series that I liked, but this book beats them all by a very long shot. This series blows me away from each charecter from Foaly to Juliet. I have to say this book is going to be a all time favorite.
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This is the second Artemis Fowl book. If you haven't read the first, you should do!
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