At last, one of the most talked-about novels of last year is now available in an accessible mass-market edition. Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius-and above all, a criminal mastermind. But 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 the bedtime stories-they're dangerous!
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Eoin Colfer describes his new book, Artemis Fowl, as "Die Hard with fairies." He's not far wrong.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn't foolish enough to believe in all that "gold at the end of the rainbow" nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn't count on the appearance of the extrasmall, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--and her senior officer, Commander Root, a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.
Fantastic stuff from beginning to end, Artemis Fowl is a rip-roaring, 21st-century romp of the highest order. The author has let his imagination run riot by combining folklore, fantasy, and a fistful of high-tech funk in an outrageously devilish book that could well do for fairies what Harry Potter has done for wizardry. But be warned: this is no gentle frolic, so don't be fooled by the fairy subject matter. Instead, what we have here is well-written, sophisticated, rough 'n' tumble storytelling with enough high-octane attitude to make it a seriously cool read for anyone over the age of 10. --Susan HarrisonFrom the Inside Flap:
From a strikingly original voice in fiction comes the story of Artemis Fowl, a very unusual hero. Artemis combines the astuteness of Sherlock Holmes with the sangfroid of James Bond and the attitude of Attila the Hun. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they're dangerous. Artemis thinks he's got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules . . .
Full of unexpected twists and turns, ARTEMIS FOWL opens up a riveting world of magic, mystery, and humor.
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Descripción Miramax, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 170414024
Descripción Hyperion Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 280 pages + preview of Book 2. Larger format book for the hesitant reader--it's thinner than the mass market paperback--in new condition--from my store inventory. One of the freshest ideas to come along in a long time--Artemis Fowl is a 12 year-old millionaire genius thief who steals the Fairy's Pot of Gold. The fairies send Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. A wonderful adventure. Everyone has liked this except those who insist their fiction be realistic. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 pound. Category: Children; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 0786817070. ISBN/EAN: 9780786817078. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 602929. Nº de ref. de la librería 602929
Descripción Miramax, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0786817070
Descripción Miramax, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0786817070
Descripción Miramax, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110786817070