The Arctic Incident - Artemis Fowl, Bk 2 Author:Eoin Colfer Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the Leprecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to ha... more »ve to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.« less
The second book in the Artemis Fowl series, it was a quick read, very entertaining. The same characters that we saw in the first book, with a few new faces, and an entirely new evil plot by the now-13-year-old criminal mastermind. Very good for a quick and easy read.
This book was very good and the character Artemis is becoming more likable, if it's possible as he's trying to be a criminal mastermind. His connections with the fairies is definitely improving his demeanor and I'm looking forward to reading more books in the series.
At the start of his second adventure, Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he receives an urgent video email from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya-a man Aretemis had thought he would never see again; his beloved father. As Artemis rushes to his recue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis, Captain Holly Short ofteh LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling 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.
This is Book 2 in Colfer's Artemis Fowl series - I read the first one, wasn't all that into it, but sort of wanted to like the series enough that I read this one too. Nope - still wasn't very into it.
In this one, the 13-year-old amoral genius Artemis Fowl gets a little bit less amoral, as he ventures to the radioactive (why?) Arctic to rescue his father, who's been kidnapped by the Russian "Mafiya." At the same time, the LEPrecon headquarters gets taken over by a traitor in their midst, and in order for them to both solve their problems, Artemis and the fairy Holly Short must team together - and even recruit a criminal dwarf to help out.
The book is, I believe, aimed at kids around 10-12 years old. It's a bit too simplistic for me, I can't get into the Fairy Police Force being exactly like a human police force, and the humor is rather crude (lots of fart jokes).
This may be other people's cup of tea... but not really mine.