Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox

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When Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy.
Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to give up. With the help of his fairy friends, the young genius travels back in time to save the lemur and bring it back to the present. But ...

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Overview

When Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy.
Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to give up. With the help of his fairy friends, the young genius travels back in time to save the lemur and bring it back to the present. But to do so, Artemis will have to defeat a maniacal poacher, who has set his sights on new prey: Holly Short.
The rules of time travel are far from simple, but to save his mother, Artemis will have to break them all and outsmart his most cunning adversary yet: Artemis Fowl, age ten.

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Artemis Fowl's mother is in the throes of a deadly disease. Fortunately, there's a cure: the brain fluid of African lemur. But, this being an Artemis Fowl novel, there is a looming obstacle: Five years ago, Artemis himself made lemurs extinct. To save his mom, he must enlist fairy friends to travel back and retrieve them. The sixth installment of this mega-popular fantasy adventure series ranks near the top in excitement.
VOYA - Amy Fiske
This latest installment in the Artemis Fowl series finds Artemis returned to Fowl Manor following a three-year stint fighting demons in Limbo. With twin brothers born in his absence, Artemis's life takes an uncharacteristic domestic turn until his mother contracts a mysterious illness. Captain Holly Short, summoned by a panicked Artemis, confirms that the disease is of fairy origin. The only cure is made from brain fluid harvested from the rare silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately the animal is now extinct, thanks to the money-hungry deeds of a younger Artemis. With the help of Holly and a demon warlock known simply as No. 1, Artemis must go back in time to rescue the lemur. Once there, he encounters the evil Opal Koboi, who has her own nefarious plans for the lemur. A high stakes race ensues, as Artemis must outwit Opal and a younger version of himself. Colfer delivers another great story filled with action, drama, and clever plot twists that will please new readers as well as series fans. What sets this series apart, however, is its ability to rise above predictability. The characters change and grow more complex with each book. Here Artemis must literally face himself and the catastrophic results of his actions. Readers will enjoy watching him squirm and grow from the experience. This combination of ingenious plot and authentic characters who evolve over time is a pleasure to read and leaves readers begging for more. Reviewer: Amy Fiske
Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back home after three years of fighting demons in Limbo. Life, in those three years, has moved on without him. He is now a big brother and showing a softer, more domestic side. But his days of finger painting with his two-year old twin brothers come to an abrupt end when his mother is diagnosed with Spelltropy, a life threatening illness of fairy origin. Unfortunately the only cure is in the brain fluid of the now-extinct silky sifaka lemur (extinct because of a younger Artemis's do-whatever-it-takes bargain). With the help of Holly Short and the demon warlock known only as No. 1, Artemis must go back in time to find and stalk his 10-year-old self in a desperate attempt to snatch the lemur and return it to the present in time to save his mother's life. A fast-paced action-filled plot with the countless twists and turns inevitably thrown up by time travel! It is confusing, as Artemis says, but the adventure will keep readers turning the pages to find out what happens next. Fans of the "Artemis Fowl" series will love becoming reacquainted with Artemis, his sidekicks (don't stand behind that earth-eating tunnel digger, Mulch Diggums) and his arch-nemesis, the evil pixie Opal Koboi. And after reading this book, it is likely that new readers will want to go back in time to read about Artemis's beginnings. There is a secret coded message that runs along the bottom of the pages of this book. Can you crack the code? Good luck! Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen
School Library Journal

Gr 4-8

Fourteen-year-old genius and mastermind Artemis Fowl realizes that he has a problem. His mother is nearing death and the only thing that can save her is the brain fluid from a species of lemur that he forced into extinction eight years earlier. He decides that he must travel back in time to right this terrible wrong but his younger self is present in the past and proceeds to challenge the older Artemis's every move. At the older Artemis's side is elf Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance (LEPrecon) and Mulch Diggums, a dwarf known for his potent flatulence and ground-munching abilities. The trio struggle to circumvent destiny but find the past fraught with deception. The story flows with quick-witted humor and action-packed scenes, and Colfer's love of science shines through in the story's inventions and clever use of engineering. The dueling technology and a game match between clashing masterminds make for an exciting, modern-day fairy tale. There is no integration of previous story lines; while this does not take away from the resolution, it does leave readers questioning some backstory. The author once again offers an exhilarating ride through the fantastical world of Artemis Fowl.-Robyn Gioia, Bolles School, Ponte Vedra, FL

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423108375
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 8/11/2009
  • Series: Artemis Fowl Series , #6
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 64,184
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Eoin Colfer

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

Biography

Eoin Colfer is a former elementary school teacher whose Artemis Fowl series has become an international bestseller. He is also the author of The Legend of Spud Murphy, The Wish List, and the New York Times bestseller The Supernaturalist.He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Author biography courtesy of Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children.

Good To Know

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Colfer:

"My original ambition was to be a comic book artist. I would still love to write a comic one day."

"I have a real hatred of queues. If I see a queue of more than four people, I will leave the building and come back another day."

"I have four brothers and they are the inspiration for several of the sprites and gremlins in my books."

"I did a parachute jump recently and loved it. I would definitely take it up as a hobby if we had more clear sky over here in Ireland."

"I am a big theatre fan, and I go as often as possible with my wife. I actually started out in the theatre, writing plays for my actor friends."

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    1. Also Known As:
      William Eoin Colfer (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 14, 1965
    2. Place of Birth:
      Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
    1. Education:
      Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987
    2. Website:

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  • Posted October 27, 2009

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    PARADOX

    This book follows Artemis as he tries to heal his mother from this rare disease, in which a lemur fluid is needed to save his mother.Seems easy enough. But there's a catch, Artemis at age 11 had 'killed' the last lemur. So Artemis is left with one choice, to go back in time and steal the lemur from himself...but the last thing he expected was Opal Kboi.
    The ultimate showdown:
    Artemis vs. Artemis

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2008

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    I was waiting for this book to come out for a long time! When i finally got the chance to read it, i was absorbed in the book. i finished it in a day! here's what i though: i thought it was awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsome!! it talked about how Artemis was willing to do anything to save his mother, even thought he had to jeopardize his friendship with Holly in order to do it. I thought he was a jerk for crossing that line, but at least he had remorse. and then there was the fact that he caused the extinction of the lemur eight years ago, and now he thought it came back to bite him. if he had been the ruthless, cold-hearted jerk that he was before, he couldn't have cared less, but because he became Holly's friend and saved his mother from insanity, he became less ruthless and learned of friendship, love, empathy, mercy, guilt, selflessness and saving the world from that odious pixie Opal Koboi once again. saving the world from that narcissistic,ego maniacal, paranoid pain in the ass again was a selfless act that he learned from his friends. then he went back in time and encountered his 10-year old self. we can see that he looks at his younger self and to his horror he found that he was obnoxious and ruthless. good thing he had a change of character in some aspects. he was still a criminal mastermind, he was still a smart ass, but he was wasn't as crazy about making money as much as he used to. i think that Artemis liked the new version of himself. <BR/>Mulch was, as always, humorous and helps a lot, and in the end, he did it out of the goodness of his heart, but with interest. <BR/>and then the kiss between Holly and Artemis: i was shocked! but at least Holly's excuse was because she was emotional and flushed with magic, and Artemis' excuse was that he was nearly killed and weak. Holly then regrets the kiss, and Artemis was awkward and returned no feelings, so that got out of the way, because i thought that he was falling for Minerva. The time paradox was the most confusing part, but it was still thrilling! and Artemis nearly met his match with his younger self, but, of course, since he had experience he outsmarted everyone in the end, even Opal Koboi. he nearly died trying to save Jayjay, his mother and the world from the most powerful fairy in the world, and he didn't even earn a penny! talk about a change of character!!!

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    Epic!

    This is just what colfer needs to boost popularity a whole lot more! The twists ans turns made the book exciting!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

    Eoin Colfer's "The Time Paradox" with Artemis Fowler, a must read!!

    This book was given as gift to my preteen grand-daughter whom enjoyed it very much. I read it beforehand to make sure it was appropriate. To me an adult it was very interesting, fact-filled, exciting and fast paced. I know I will buy and read some more of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowler books in the future.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Soo c So cool

    One of the best books in the series! I couldnt put it down! Five stars

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2011

    Best book!

    GREAT!!!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Artemis Fowl is AWESOME!!!

    Love artemis fowl i cant see how people dont like it its a good series hope u read it

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2009

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    This boook was very good and exciting. But their were points that I felt like skiping a few pages. Mainly because some points felt like they would never end and I wanted to tear threw to see the ending(mainly to see if their would be another book). People who havent read any of the other books will most certinly be lost. If your going to read this book read the other if you are a fan like my self you will find this next book very worth the time and money.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2009

    Readers Ages 10 And Up Can Enjoy This Intriguing Series (Reviewed by TheBookworm)

    Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox<BR/>By Eoin Colfer<BR/>Pub. Date:<BR/>5 out of 5 stars<BR/>PG - Violence<BR/>Recommended<BR/><BR/>Artemis is just beginning to relax and settle into his new life¿s routine when his mother becomes gravelly ill. The only cure: a unique lemur¿s brain fluid. The only problem: that lemur`s species has been extinct for seven years. With Captain Holly Short of the Fairy LEP by his side and N°1 the demon warlock fueling their time travel escapade, he begins his journey into the past in hopes of capturing the last lemur before its murderer gets it. But Artemis¿s latest plan may be the first to fail, because this time around he is up against the cleverest enemy yet. Himself at the age of 10, and yet to gain a conscience<BR/><BR/>The Time Paradox was the best in this amazing series so far. I was so far drawn into the story, I felt like I was one of the characters participating. I loved seeing how the young Artemis and present Artemis clashed. The present Artemis had gained a conscience and the ability to feel guilt, so he had new limitations and feelings to deal with. He looked at every problem with a kinder air and was no longer able to willingly risk a friend or human being or any creature for his gain. The young Artemis was hard and sometimes very cold. He was willing to do almost anything to get his father back.<BR/><BR/>The changes in Artemis through the books were so gradual that they were sometimes hard to notice, but in this sixth book in the series where the past and present Artemis¿s are both included, it was so obviously clear how much he had changed for the better.<BR/><BR/>The story wasn¿t just made up of action. There was fun to read mind-boggling provocative ideas smoothly strewn through the pages. Some interesting emotional twists between characters added an air of unease and uncertainty. Just when I¿m starting to give up hope, the good guys save the day by means that I feel I should have foresaw, but yet I knew I couldn¿t possibly have guessed.<BR/><BR/>The Time Paradox came to a gratifying close that wrapped up nicely, but left a wide open door for another book in the series. Readers ages 10 and up can enjoy this intriguing series. I do suggest though that you read the prior books in the Artemis Fowl series to best understand this book.<BR/><BR/>Date Reviewed: January 8th, 2009<BR/><BR/>For more book reviews and book information check out my blog at www.inthecurrent.blogspot.com

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2011

    Amazing!

    Maybe even my favorite Artemis Fowl book, and that's saying something!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Best book ever

    I loved it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    just finished

    super fabulous! jayjay=adorable, and the makeout scene was GOLD. haha ol arty is hot. xD

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2008

    Pretty Good For A Boy's Book!

    Sure, it's more of a boy's book pick then a girls, but if you're in for some action and need a book to read, I recommend Artemis Fowl. A good book, I've read better, but a pretty good book all in all.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2008

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    This Book is the Coolest!

    I've been waiting for this book for FOREVER! When it finally came out I was ecstatic.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2008

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    WHY!! Holly. WHY!!

    This was a good book but why does Artemis and Holly have to kiss. I think that was pure fanficition. What happened to Minerva, I really liked her character. For me Artemis's character became too nice. In the other books he was cocky, arrogant, and a smart aleck. I love that about him! I can understand why he became nicer but he didn't have to become that nice. I still liked the ending though. That was really cool how he knew but didn't know them at the same time. I recommend this book to people who like Artemis NICE not to people who adore his cool, original, arrogant attitude.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2009

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    REALLY ACTION-PACKED

    "Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox" is the sixth book in the wonderful fantasy series, "Artemis Fowl," by Eoin Colfer. It is extremely action-packed and super fun. Any Artemis Fowl fan will not be disappointed! Read the series, you will enjoy it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2008

    Good, but...

    This was a great Artemis fowl adventure, it had all the stuff you would exspect from Eoin colfer. The only thing that bothered me was that he left Minerva'Artemises possible girlfriend'completely out of the story! Other then that it was pretty darn awesome!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Another blast to the past!

    When his mother gets a deadly disease,Artemis has to the past eight years earlier to get the only cure : a silky safika lemur, in which is extinct... because of him. When he and Holly go on another mystical adventure, who would think that you would meet a younger Mulch Diggums,stiil a burgular at the time, Commander Julius Root before he was murdered,and the murderer Opal Koboi who also wants the lemur. Once you start reading it, you will not be able to stop!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    :) (: c-dog

    I love the Artemis Fowl series,i think it should never, ever,ever ,
    ever ,ever ,ever ,end!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    This book rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This hole set of books rock! The only thing i do not think is good is that they are not long

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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