Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2)
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Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl #2)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  85,271 ratings  ·  1,812 reviews
Book Two-Now available in mass market paperback Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairie...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 2002 by Puffin Books
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Nikki
The Artemis Fowl books really are perfect for a quick, easy read. Which is good, because I'll be doing the twenty-four hour readathon tomorrow, and I really don't want to get burnt out on reading!

The Arctic Incident develops Artemis as a more sympathetic figure, having left behind his attempts to exploit the People (the fairies), and feeling some remorse over how he handled things in the first book. He's also focused on rescuing his father, missing for two years, convinced he's still alive. Mean...more
Jasmin
Jun 27, 2010 Jasmin rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids all those young at ♥
There's nothing that attracts me more, than a genius without the glasses. Especially if the geek looks like this

(For those who don't know this hottie, he's Chuck/Zachary Levi) However, if the geek involved is 13 years old and is a criminal mastermind, plus fantasizing that he would grow up faster than a normal human being would, well thats just plain pedophilia. :))

Well it's not actually that bad, if you'll become an instant billionaire and with him you could rule the world together. But still...more
Rossrn Nunamaker
For me, as an adult, the Artemis Fowl series is a guilty pleasure.

I get a kick out of Artemis, smart beyond reason youth he is, and like the relationship between him and his bodyguard, Butler.

Throw in the fantastical underworld of fairies, dwarfs, and other magical creatures and there are a lot of options for a fast-paced, fun story.

In the second installment, Artemis finds himself in boarding school now that his mother has recovered and begun to assert rules on the boy.

Not to be stopped, Artemis...more
Samuel
Of course like the first one it rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk...more
Kim
My second foray into the world of Artemis Fowl was another quick, fun adventure. This book is a true sequel to the first with the continuation of the story arc of Artemis' lost father. Once again this ends up involving the fairy world including Artemis and Butler's first trip down below.

Engaging from the first page this book has a great pace that kept me turning (or should I say clicking) through the pages. I like the way that Colfer doesn't talk down to his readers. This is a children's book bu...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Eoin Colfer has done it again. I loved the sequel to Artemis Fowl. How could I not, being a combinations of things that fascinate me: Russia, antiheroes, faery, and cold environments (arctic/North Pole). Yes I was very much enjoying this book.

The action is great, tempered with the laugh out loud humor. Artemis is up to his usual machinations, and exhibiting his snarky sense of humor, often at the expense of elder authority figures. I don't normally like precocious, know-it-all kids, but somethin...more
Keri Payton
(From my blog: Quill Café)

In accordance with the FTC, I would like to disclose that I purchased this book. The opinions expressed are mine and no monetary compensation was offered to me by the author or publisher.

When Haven, the underground world of the fairies, is threatened and there is sign of human involvement, the LEP (Lower Elements Police) point fingers at the one human who keeps the knowledge of their existence: Artemis Fowl, a thirteen year old criminal genius.

Artemis has his own agenda
...more
Shelia

And this was SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE FIRST BOOK! I'm glad Artemis is finally friends with the faeries!
Brian Wilkerson
Since I liked book 1 so much I thought I'd try book 2. Since Artemis is no longer the villain its remarkably different: someone else is causing trouble but he still has his own plan separate from Holly, who is still the actual hero of this story. There weren't quite so many scheme battles as before and the plot is less straight forward, however it is more complex and builds upon the first book. It has the same humor and development and was fun to read.

Since the (now teenage) genius can't stay i...more
Maria
So i started this series with one thought in mind: a 12-year-old as a master of crime? interesting.

i liked book 1, but this second book is even better.

So Artemis Fowl is cold and hardened on book 1, but it was good to see him in a different light on this sequel.

He never gave up that his father is still alive. He and Butler keep on searching and searching. at last, a sliver of a clue came to them. or rather, a ransom video. it may terrify any kid, but not Artemis Fowl. he was giddy, for this vide...more
Kathryn
Sep 17, 2012 Kathryn rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kathryn by: Annie and Tyler
3.5 STARS

I really wish I could have enjoyed this book more. As with the first book in the series, my sister and husband both loved it, but I could not really get into it. It was maybe a three star read for me but am bumping it up half a star because I do feel that part of my trouble is because I listened to the audiobook and I think perhaps the short episodic format of the chapters (jumping between scenes and characters often) didn't work especially well with my relatively short commutes--I kept...more
Rebecca
This was a disappointing sequel. It just lacks the compelling conflict of the first book. Back then you didn't know who to root for! It was thrilling to see Artemis as both villain and champion of humanity, a cold-blooded swindler and yet also a young boy outsmarting mythical creatures to save his family. But in this book, humans and fairies suddenly team up in a very contrived manner against B movie villains. Boring. (And of all things, dwarf digestion makes a reappearance as a major plot devic...more
Ellen Broadhurst
I am loving Artemis Foul. Turns out, I am particularly fond of authors who write conflicted main characters (like Nicholas in Bartemeous). Artemis is hard to love, but he is surrounded by great characters who make up lovely, compelling stories. The one downside of this series, I fear, is that in twenty years it will be dated. Technology makes for fascinating reading, but unlike mythical worlds that never grow old, the real world changes around us quickly. My children will be ready for this serie...more
Jasmine C.
Sometimes love for a person is so strong, that you are willing to risk lives to save them. Artemis Fowl is a thirteen-year-old mastermind boy that has been living a life without his father for a few years. He is sent a message saying that the Russian Mafia has his father. Artemis has Holly Short and Captain Root, his fairy friends, and Butler, his giant bodyguard help him on the rescue. On their way to save Artemis' father, they are told a war is happening in the fairy world. Artemis has to make...more
Kai Mundwiler
These are simply fun books. I remember picking up Harry Potter back in college and flying through the series, eagerly waiting for the next one to come out. They were addicting brain candy and I've always enjoyed looking for character driven series in the same vein since then. First came Riordan's books (read!) and then I stumbled upon Eoin Colfer.

The Artic Incident is the second book in the series. It's not a series in the conventional sense when compared to HP and Rick Riordan in that reading...more
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آرتِميس فاول، نامِ پسركِ دوازده‌ساله و البته نابغه‌اي است كه در يك خاندانِ اشرافي به دنيا آمده است، اما آن‌قدرها خاندانِ شرافتمندي نيستند، كه هيچ؛ همه‌شان نسل بعدِ نسل تبهكار و آب‌زيرِكاه هستند. ولي فرقِ آرتميس با بقيه در اين است كه او در كودكي پدرِ قاچاقچي‌اش را از دست داده و ثروتشان به شدت كم شده، و او كه نابغه‌تر از اجدادِ خود است قصد دارد ثروتِ خانوادگي‌شان را دوباره به دست بياورد. آرتميس فاول براي اين كار اما به عجيب‌ترين كارِ عالَم دست مي‌زند: از جن‌وپري‌ها اخاذي مي‌كند و با گروگان گرفتنِ...more
Connor
Artemis Fowls the Arctic Incident

When I was a child I watched a movie called Richie Rich. He was the richest boy in the world but his parents were always busy working so even though he was rich he didn’t have everything. He always wanted to be a normal boy but his parents were always trying to get him to inherit the family business. Richie Rich is like in Artemis Fowl the Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer because Artemis has to take over the family business at a young age. Also the lower elements...more
Lucinda
A wickedly brilliant sci-fi explosion filled with fast-paced action and drama

Artemis Fowl has to be one of the most highly readable children’s books, complete with thrilling action/ adventure and science-fiction elements. Clever and imaginative, this hugely enjoyable read by accomplished author Eoin Colfer keeps you sat on the edge of your seat throughout. As a fan of Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek and other sci-fi fantastic creations I was thrilled to find a series so spellbinding that simil...more
Joy Lee
Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya: his father. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to join forces with them if he wants to save the one of the few people in the world he loves.


I hate to think that I wasn't satisfied with the book....more
Jerome
Full of wit, magical technology, and a lot more action, this sequel to Artemis Fowl is just what you've come to expect of Eoin Colfer. Old characters return: Mulch Diggums(now living-and stealing-in LA), Trouble Kelp and his brother Grub, Foaly, and (briefly)Chix Verbil. A few new villans and some fairie politics keep the plot fast and furious, while Artemis (fresh from boarding school) and Butler team up with Holly and Comander Root to stop a smuggling ring. Oh, and rescue Artemis's father, MIA...more
Madeleine Montuna
The legend, the genius Artemis Fowl is back . This time he here to do do good. In the second book of the Artemis Fowl series The Arctic incident everyone's favorite villain is back .In this installation of the series Artemis attempts to rescue his father when he receives a message from the Russian mafia who have kidnapped him. So Artemis prepares to go rescue his father but down in fairy world things aren't going so good .After Artemis successfully procured half of the Recon ransom fund in book...more
Matt
Summary: Artemis Fowl is back at Prep school when he recieves a email video showing his thought to be dead father alive and a note for a ransom. This prompts Artemis to resort to his criminal ways to try and find where his father is. Along the way he runs into Captain Holly Short and Commander Julius Root of the LEP recon unit. How will they interact based on their previous adventures?


Main Characters:
Artemis Fowl: 13 year old genius wanting to find his lost and believed to be dead father.
Butler...more
Rachel
Warning:

The following review will use a lot of persuasive methodology
to convince you to read the Artemis Fowl series
(or at least the certain book this review is about).

Many years ago - 2008 to be exact - I found a certain book in my sister's bookshelf. I had just finished the brilliant fourth book of the Artemis Fowl Series and wanted to read the earlier books. I decided to read second book of the series, The Arctic Incident because I really wanted to learn about the references to the past H...more
Wei Yun
Artemis Fowl a twelve years old genius, the first mud-man to ever discover the secret of the ‘People’. Much less stole fairy gold from them and come out alive. The Second book tells us about the Arctic Incident in which his father lost his life, at least till now. With a business deal from the Russians who holds the life of Artemis Fowl Senior in their gasp, now they venture out into the Arctic to recuse his long lost father. At the same time, there is trouble within the L.E.P.; they’re being at...more
Aud.
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Robert
Artemis Fowl is a genius, he's also very smug. The Arctic Incident begins though with Holly. The Lower Elements is being terrorized by goblins and Holly is still being punished for the events of the Artemis Fowl Affair.

Someone is supplying the goblins with human tech, all fingers point to Artemis Fowl.

The beautiful thing about this second book is the growth that takes place from the starting chapters to the end. The Artemis Fowl Affair was snappy and poignantly funny, this book doesn't disappoi...more
Elizabetha Souvré
Artemis se entera de que su padre está vivo debido aun chantaje de la Mafia Rusa, quien intenta canjearlo por dinero.Pero su intento de rescatarlo se mezclará, nuevamente, con los seres mágicos ,quienes habitan debajo de la tierra gracias a una mezcla de alta tecnología y magia.Su gran inteligencia y la fidelidad de Mayordomo , más astucia de la Capitana Holly Canija y la valentía del Comandante Julius Remo desbarataran la rebelión de los Goblins, los seres más estúpidos de las criaturas mágicas...more
Arra Abella
Feb 14, 2013 Arra Abella rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children, Young Adults
The second installment of Artemis Fowl happened in the Arctic part of the world, specifically, Russia. He was on a mission to save his father from the hands of the Russian mafiya. He needed the help of the faeries, but the people seemed to blame him for the new trouble rising in the LEP.

On my review, I guess the story for me was fair enough. I was definitely satisfied by the characters' progress. I think the turn of events really improved them or contributed to the changes that occurred. Adventu...more
Dane Arbuckle
*****************************SPOILER ALERT*****************************
The Arctic Incident was the 2nd book in the Artemis Fowl series, and may I say, it topped the first in every way. The only thing I didn't love completely is that Cudgeon died. I'm glad that he died and it was a good death, but I think it would have been cool if was reintroduced as a villain in a later book, but now he can't. I suppose the main villain will be Opal Koboi now. Another thing I was a little upset about was that...more
Michael Kepler
Michael Kepler
11-1
January 17, 2014
"Artemis Fowl The Arctic Incident"
Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl The Arctic Incident is a very well thought out book. There's lots of action and humor all mashed into one. The villains were an excellent addition to Artemis Fowl series. The only problem I had with the book is that in spots it drags for a while.

Artemis Fowl is back with a new scheme at hand. With his newly found funds he is resuming the search for his father who disappeared after his ship sank in Russia...more
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Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A...more
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“Artemis: (shocked) Why, Doctor? This is a sensitive area. For all you know I could be suffering from depression.
Doctor Po: I suppose you could. Is that the case?
Artemis: (head in hands) It's my mother, Doctor.
Doctor Po: Yes?
Artemis: My mother, she...
Doctor Po: Your mother, yes?
Artemis: She forces me to endure this ridiculous therapy when the school's so-called counsellors are little better than misguided do-gooders with degrees.”
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