Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

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by Eoin Colfer
     
 

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When Artemis commits his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy, it seems that goodness has taken hold of the world's greatest teenage criminal mastermind. But the truth is much worse: Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies and most likely

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When Artemis commits his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy, it seems that goodness has taken hold of the world's greatest teenage criminal mastermind. But the truth is much worse: Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies and most likely triggered in Artemis by his dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.

Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind-and the grips of a giant squid-in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer delivers another knockout, fast-paced, and hilarious adventure in Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, the seventh book in the beloved blockbuster series.

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In the seventh Artemis Fowl title, the 15-year-old mastermind focuses his ingenuity on global warming while struggling with a devastating illness. After Artemis invites four fairy friends to Iceland for a demonstration of his latest invention, the Ice Cube, it becomes clear that he is suffering from the Atlantis Complex, which manifests as obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, and multiple personalities. If this weren't enough to worry about, a spaceship crashes and disgorges amorphobots programmed to kill. Colfer keeps the action moving with laughs and gadgetry as he bounces between several plotlines that spotlight peripheral characters. A treat for series fans.—Booklist
VOYA - Karen Jensen
In book seven of the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis invests everything he has in an out-of-character plan to save the world. Captain Holly Short soon realizes that Artemis has been dabbling in fairy magic and is suffering from the Atlantis Complex, which manifests in obsessive-compulsive behaviors and multiple personality disorders—and bizarre outbursts in which Artemis professes love. Holly must help Artemis rid himself of the Atlantis Complex in order to help save the actual city of Atlantis. Many of the elements that readers love about the Artemis Fowl series are present: quirky characters and plots, fairies, magic, and adventure. Due to the Atlantis Complex, however, the character of Artemis himself is quite different. This change makes for an intriguing story, and it is interesting to see the internal struggle of Artemis and this illness. In this story, too, in part because of Artemis's muddled mind, the heroes often find themselves racing to catch up with the villain. This volume appears to be setting up a love story for Artemis and Holly, and love is the primary motivator for this installment's villain. There are some paradigm shifts involved, but in many ways they help keep the story fresh and are part of the gradual development of Artemis's character. Colfer has stated that the next volume will be the last. Fans of the series will have mixed reactions to some of the changes, but it should still prove to be popular among fantasy readers. Reviewer: Karen Jensen
School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—Artemis Fowl is not himself in Eoin Colfer's latest addition (Hyperion, 2010) to his delightful series. He is counting his words and obsessing over the number five—because four, of course, means death. When Artemis sets up a meeting with several representatives from Fairy kind to propose a plan to save the planet, his longtime friends, Holly and Foaly, quickly realize that Artemis is suffering from a mental disorder known as Atlantis Complex, which typically strikes guilt-ridden fairies. Battling obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, and, worst of all, an alternate personality named Orion, Artemis must depend on his cohorts more than ever as they battle a deadly foe determined to escape from fairy prison at all costs. Nathaniel Parker effectively portrays both Artemis and his alternate persona, and ably captures the novel's plentiful humor and its occasional affecting moments. Although a bit of a departure from the typical Artemis episode, listeners will feel like they have gotten to know Artemis a little better and will be rooting for him more than ever.—Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423129721
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Artemis Fowl Series, #7
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
73,530
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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