Artemis Fowl - Artemis Fowl, Bk 1 Author:Eoin Colfer Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous. — Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants the... more »m... but then they stop playing by the rules.
Fowl and Short make splendid, well-matched rivals, supported by an inspired cast that includes huge rogue trolls, malicious goblins, an irreverent techie satyr, and kleptomaniac dwarf Mulch Diggins.
In the ensuing battle, fought as much with wits as weapons, Fowl proves himself a brilliant strategist, if not quite as dastardly or self-confident as he'd like to be, and thanks to what amounts to a magical technicality, he comes out of the dustup alive, with a half-ton of fairy gold, and even a wish.« less
Children's Literature, and the first of the Artemis Fowl series. I didn't care for this one. Artemis Fowl is a pre-teen, Criminal Mastermind. His father is missing, and his mother has had a break-down. Artemis focuses on a master-plan to steal gold from Faeries, to return the Fowl fortune to its former glory. I had no sympathy for Artemis, and didn't like him. I'll probably try the second one to see if Artemis becomes more likeable.