I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code (Mass market edition) by Eoin Colfer
Series: Artemis Fowl #3
Published by Disney-Hyperion on May 3, 2005
Genres: General, Young Adult
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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 have just run out.
You know, I really like the fact that these stories don't always have just the perky, happy ending. Sometimes bad things happen. And the "good guy" in the story is not always good, either. Artemis is at it again, one last evil dead. The development of a revolutionary electronic device constructed of bits and pieces of leftover fairy technology. But the problem, of course, is someone wants to steal all of his thunder. Luckily for Artemis, this includes fairy technology so the fairies will come to his rescue again. The Artemis Fowl stories take you on a bit of a roller coaster ride every time you read them. It won't matter if you have already read the story. You are going to feel like you have been flipped upside down and wrung out. I almost feel sorry for Butler and Artemis for how things turn out, because in the end, you start to think maybe they are not so bad after all. They are fun reads, although I would recommend using caution in presenting them to younger readers. Some of the content may be a bit mature for some middle-grade readers. The Opal Deception: Artemis Fowl returns. This time, he has no memory of having ever met the People before, and yet once again, he finds himself in a mess that puts him directly in contact with them. Followers of the series will recall that, at the end of Eternity Code, our criminal genius friend had agreed to a mind wipe in exchange for the fairies help with retrieving his stolen property. But a series of events will soon jog Artemis' memory and it will happen just in the nick of time to save the world yet again. These stories are creatively written and well thought out. The world the author has created in these stories is one that will find it's home in the collective hearts and minds of many readers, regardless of age or genre preferences. These stories are fun and exciting and full of adventure. Some of the content might be a little rough for younger middle-grade readers, so use caution when providing these books to your children.