Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

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by Eoin Colfer
     
 

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Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among

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Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies - not humans - and most likely triggered by Artemis’s 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 from Holly’s past 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 a knockout, fast-paced, and hilarious adventure in Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, the seventh book in the blockbuster series.



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Artemis Fowl seems to be running amuck. At least, that's what Captain Holly Short believes when she witnesses his strange behavior lurches. Eventually, she concludes that he's suffering from Atlantis Complex, a grab-bag psychosis that could keep a dozen therapists fully occupied. And Artemis' mental problems couldn't be occurring at a worse time: The actual underwater city of Atlantis is facing a very real attack and unless Artemis can free himself of his delusions, this once-bubbling metropolis is just a few gurgles away from its watery demise. The seventh episode in a first-class adventure fantasy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423128199
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Series:
Artemis Fowl Series, #7
Edition description:
Artemis Fowl Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
373,926
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 5.68(h) x 1.26(d)
Lexile:
900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; Benny and Babe; and Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

To learn more about Eoin Colfer, visit him on the Web at www.eoincolfer.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland
Date of Birth:
May 14, 1965
Place of Birth:
Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Education:
Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987
Website:
http://www.eoincolfer.com

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Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 698 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I literally had to stop reading every once in a while because I was laughing too hard to focus. Orion is hilarious and humiliating, and Artemis (therefore Mr. Colfer) once again proved his (their?) genius-ness. The plot is a good one, though I admit that it's more moral-filled than the others. I prefer just reading about Butler and Holly blowing things up together and Artemis carrying out his schemes. I like Angeline's part in the book and after I finished reading I wanted to design Atlantis #3 and get arrested just so I could test the security. Once again, this was an amazing book and Colfer is well on his way to becoming my new role-model. Goos job to him, and I think everyone familiar with the story- or comedy- should definitly read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is definitely ONE OF THE BEST I've ever read. I am a big fantasy lover and this is definitely in my collection. I think all around, it is FANTASTIC! It is funny, exciting, smart...I hope the latest will be as good as the rest! :) The WHOLE SERIES has been amazing so far. Keep it up, Eoin! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will either love/appreciate this latest installment, or be severely disappointed. The most likely cause for disappointment would be Artemis's strange absence - psychologically that is. Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, symptoms including OCD, paranoia and multiple personality disorder among many other psychological issues. As a result, the Artemis we know and have grown fond of is.not entirely 'there'. And as a result, Artemis's alter ego, Orion, often takes over. And Orion is hardly a genius. Granted, Colfer does an amazing job with this new Orion fellow as well as the remaining characters. The dark humor is there, the one-liners present, Mulch's sarcasm as vibrant as ever and the banter is perfect. And when 'Artemis' (not Orion) is present, the novel holds true to its predecessors. Don't get me wrong, Orion is a riot and I laughed more than once when he showed up, but there is a reason I picked up the Artemis Fowl book.and it most certainly was not because I wanted a book about this Orion guy. So where is Artemis? Oh, he's there. In bite size pieces and as a result, it would seem as though this novel were severely lacking. But despite Orion's humor, the novel is darker than any of the others before it, not only because of the strange emphasis on emotions, but because Artemis and the gang always seem a step or two behind their adversary as opposed to a dozen steps ahead. We're so used to the ingenuous Artemis being so far ahead of the game that by the time we manage to understand the twists and turns, we're struck with awe. But now the team can't seem to catch up effectively - and this new vulnerability brings another aspect into play; and makes the reader shiver with anxiety in an entirely new way. I do miss Artemis's deductions and the rapid twists and turns that leave me in the dust. What's worse is that this new adversary isn't nearly as formidable as Opal Koboi (whose name I genuinely fear). Yes, this novel was very different. But it was darker and in that sense, better. Yet, the boy we've become accustomed to seeing isn't there. And that for me, as a reader, was painful enough. But maybe this was Colfer's point in the end - this new vulnerability that the characters face. This novel runs deeper than the others and the emotions are stronger and that much more terrifying. Under this new lens - then it is probably the best in the series. After all, no other Fowl book has had this effect on me once I put it down. Even now there is a looming darkness that I cannot seem to place. This novel is very different. But if you read it, expecting another 'Fowl' novel, you will be disappointed. Instead, I suggest reading it under a new lens that has not been stained by expectation and to appreciate the differences and what it has to offer. This latest installment is good.very good but for different reasons entirely. And this strange drift away from the other novels can we welcomed - once. If Colfer repeats this venture again, I can confidently say that this new plot line has overstayed its welcome. But for now - this book was strangely amazing and definitely unforgettable.
Balina More than 1 year ago
Totally awesome. Read it, loved it.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Artemis isn't right in the head. He's having a touch of OCD - talking in words of five or rearranging items on his desk. He's also feeling paranoid. Plus, he has an idea to save the world. After sending Butler off on a bogus mission, he meets the new commander, Foaly, and Holly Short to explain his latest idea in Iceland. Just before he demonstrates the new technology, a large space vehicle appears. It's one of Foaly's more brilliant designs, but now it's under someone else's control, and that someone is using it for deadly purposes. As they attempt to escape the area, Artemis is hit and undergoes a personality switch. Holly must hold everything and everyone together while trying to escape the situation and uncover the meaning behind their attack. Unfortunately, she could really use Artemis's crafty criminal skills, but for now she must deal with Orion. Can Artemis fight through the Atlantis Complex (a disease enabled by the combination of guilt and fairy magic) in time to help save the people he loves - and his mind? I love Artemis Fowl. He's such an evil genius but also a great character to root for. Right now, he's struggling with his past actions and feels tempted to turn to the good side. I'm not sure how I feel about that, but it's interesting to watch the struggle. I love the sidekicks of this book. I love the relationship between Butler and his sister and their crazy athletic ability to kick butt anytime, anywhere. I love Holly Short - she's feisty and sarcastic, always breaking the rules, and she has a good heart. I really can't wait to see what will happen next.
The_Shadow412 More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl wants to save the world, but he has a little problem. After his brief stunt with magic and all the guilt he's had built up over the years, Artemis has picked up a fairy sickness-Atlantis complex. Artemis has OCD, paranoia, and has a whole new personality-Orion, a white knight who's in love with the fairy princess Holly Short. But his sickness isn't Artemis's only problem, an unknown enemy for Holly's past plotting against the fairy world and Holly needs everyone's help to stop them. This Artemis Fowl book is just as funny and action packed as the others. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remembered when I first learned about the series Artemis Fowl. I saw the book, the Time Paradox. I read the inside flap out loud dramatically, and the owner of the book snatched it away. I rolled my eyes. Artemis was a girl's name! Finally, one day, I was bored to pieces at a sleepaway camp. One girl had brought the first Artemis Fowl book, and so I borrowed it from her whenever she wasn't reading it. A counselor said, "Oh, Artemis Fowl? That's the best book ever! I just want to stop showering when I read this. No, I want to take it with me IN THE SHOWER, cover it with some plastic wrap, and read it there." I thought this was a bit extreme before, but now I'm considering just how much damage would be done with the plastic wrap. Maybe I could pull it off without mauling the book. This was on the second to last day at camp. While still doing my classes and following the camp schedule, I finished the book right before my friend's parents arrived, and ever since I've been hunting the books down. I'd planned on reading the Atlantis Complex today (August 3rd, day of release), but couldn't. Ah well, so long as I get it eventually.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story made me laugh so hard that I cried. Excelently written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Orion is sooooooooooo awesome
I_read_books More than 1 year ago
I've loved all of the Artemis Fowl books, but somehow this one stood out from the rest-- in a good way. Artemis is growing up, and it's apparent in the book, a fact which I liked. Also, it seemed...older somehow, but not so old that it loses it's young audience. I also loved the idea of the Atlantis Complex, and Orion's character was very fun...All in all, I loved it. A great addition to an amazing series.
Adventure-Writer-Blog More than 1 year ago
Eoin Colfer [Pronounced OWEN!] has released a new addition to his Artemis Fowl Series. A simply "magical" experience. Readers may expect the same fast-paced action sequences, memorable character appearances, and moments of peril that have defined this bestselling series thus far. Readers may, once again, enter the world of magic, brilliance, and rollicking mischief of Artemis Fowl. Eoin Colfer's genius analogies, cultural references, appropriated humor, and emotional conveyances help to make this book an easy and enjoyable read. Enter Turnball Root, the infamous brother of our deceased friend, Julius Root. Turnball brings a new, maniacal genius feel to the Artemis Fowl series. Enabling even humor, cruelty, and altogether Sherlockian deduction aspects to the usual repertoire of villains. Better yet, an avid hater of Opal Koboi. Turnball promises the thrill of brand-new adventure, an unseen challenge to the LEP. and an "under the weather" Artemis Fowl. This time around, our favorite child mastermind - Artemis Fowl rather more demented than usual. It seems he has caught a horrible fairy ailment. as a result of his improper meddling in the fairy arts: The Atlantis Complex. With newly found paranoia, split personality, and absolute fascination with the number five, will our hero be able to rise to the challenge? Read a chapter of this absolutely riveting novel online, and then buy the full version at your local bookstore [or online book outlet.]!
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
"Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex," by Eoin Colfer is the seventh installment in the New York Times bestselling Artemis Fowl series. Full of edge-of-your-seat suspense, one-of-a-kind characters, and laugh-out-loud humor, this book is sure to enthrall everyone who reads it! A unique, mysterious storyline keeps the reader quickly flipping the pages as they wonder what in the world is going to happen next! Definitely one of the best books in the series (and funniest), "Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex" is a wild ride of a story, one that is impossible to forget! The ending will definitely leave all readers eagerly awaiting the release of the eighth and final book in this amazing series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand post this on three other books then look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book that I liked more. I could not put the nook down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is THE BEST in the world!!! I love this entirely new view on fairies. Instead of making the People medieval tricksters that don't understand the modern world, Colfer makes them more like humans, only much more technologically adcanced. The characters are so convincing! At one point, I actually beleived it was REAL!!!!! The only problem is that I can't read fairy stories anymore, because all I think whilst I read them is LIES LIES LIES!!!!!! Aftr reading the last book, "THE LAST GUARDIAN," I felt like I could write a fanfiction about what occured afterwords. I often occupy myself by imagining myself as a character, The Violet Mystery, aka my real name (which for safety reasons, I will not divulge, but in my daydreams the main characters know.) In my daydreams, I appear in book two but become less of a mystery in book three. I am the only human who knows magic, and the only being that knows a secret cheat code type of magic. My magic is even more powerful than the fairies, and I have a simpler method of time/dimension travel. My daydreams are too complicated to summarize in a review. But,on the Atlantis Complex, I think its my favorite of the bunch, besides The Eternity Code which is my daydream debut. Orion is soooooo funny! I listened to the audio and almost got a heart attack laughing! That is a simile, obviously, because I have never had a heart attack in my life. XD
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ROOT IS DEAD?????!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book in the series of Artemis Fowl is very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sory forgot one mor thing i like to read and spend my time out in the forest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Joseph Chase/ Cabin: Posieden/ Looks: black hair brown eyes about 5 foot 4 inches/ Age: 13/ Hobbies: reading, swimming, sports, hanging with friends/ Family: no one except my father/ Weapon choice: sword, daggers, and bow and arrow/ Personality: at times im lazy other times im extremely hyper even for someone with adhd i can also be easygoing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Son of zuess 5'1 hazel eyes brown hair loves the sky favorite weapon spear
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age 12 Height 5'2 Looks:blonde hair and color changing eyes (blue, green, and brown) Daughter of Aphrodite (and hate it) Loves music and books Weapons bow and arrows and dagger Personality: sweet and smart, sometimes a little sassy. You mess with my friends you mess with me Hobbies: singing and songwriting, playing piano and guitar (acoustic), reading, playing with my younger siblings and pets, and hanging with my bffs joseph and ali Yep, that's about it!
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Name: Alison Valintine ( ali is fr short een called that forever) <br> Age: 13 (birtday August 30 <br> Daughter of Athena <br> Looks: almost black hair with natural blond strands tan brown eyes ( i am chinese but i look very america) <br> Personalty: nice athletic smart but not a nerd ect. <br> Likes: ice cream, sports, music, playijg guitar and piano, singing, a guy, ect. <br> Dislikes: banana flavored anythying garbanzo beans ect... <br> Height: 5"3' <br> Other: ask &#9786
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