Thursday, December 17, 2009

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

After being held prisoner for years, Artemis Fowl's father has finally come home. He is a new man--an honest man, much to Artemis's horror. He makes his son promise to give up his life of crime, and Artemis has to go along with it. But not until he has completed one last scheme.

Artemis has constructed a super-computer from stolen fairy technology. Called the "C Cube," it will render all existing human technology obsolete. He arranges a meeting with a powerful Chicago businessman, Jon Spiro, to broker a deal for the C Cube. But Spiro springs a trap--he steals the C Cube and mortally injures Butler. Artemis knows his only hope of saving his loyal bodyguard is to employ fairy magic; so once again he must contact his old rival, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police.

It is going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis's luck may just run out. . .

I cannot express how much fun I'm having reading the Artemis Fowl series by Eion Colfer. The books have good guys, bad guys, ass-kicking fairies, funny moments and tender ones as well, and they're super entertaining.

And book three, did not disappoint. Artemis was back to his old self, dealings with a businessman of ill repute. And he gets himself and Butler into a major mess. He needs help from a very special friend, Captain Holly Short, fairy cop extraordinaire. And so the adventures begins...

Like the other books, this one is fast paced and it reads quick. I love the relationship that Artemis has with Butler, and the relationship that he is beginning to have with Holly. Artemis is starting to ponder his own criminal aspirations and maybe targeting a different area. But with the ending of this book, maybe things will change again.

The Eternity Code by Eion Colfer (4/5) Young Readers; Fantasy; Published: Disney-Hyperion (5/03); Series: # 3, Artemis Fowl; 101 Fantasy Reading Challenge (5); 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (144);

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