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The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl #6)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  52,811 ratings  ·  1,646 reviews

When Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world its turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky Sifaka Lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct, thanks to the money-hungry deeds of a younger Artemis.

Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to g
Paperback, 391 pages
Published August 11th 2009 by Hyperion Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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I LOVED this book! Eoin Colfer writes such great fun to read stories! I loved the ending of this book and the whole idea of the book too with the whole time traveling and Artemis meeting his past self and being outsmarted by his younger self. After reading this book, I definitely want to reread the first one again.

Everyone must give Artemis Fowl a chance! It's a great series and one of my absolute favorites!
Listened to on audiobook by Listening Library, narrated by Enn Reitel.
Very disappointed that Nathaniel Parker did not narrate this latest installment in the Artemis Fowl series. I had grown so used to his characterizations and really enjoyed them. It was a bit like having all the actors change in the middle of the season on your favorite TV show. Not that Enn did a bad job, it just wasn't the same.
This story seemed a bit draggy and convoluted. Artemis goes back in time to save a lemur that his e
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Mar 13, 2011 Britta rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tara
Shelves: 2008, fantasy, fiction, 2011
Another stellar visit into the world of Artemis Fowl (teenage genius) and Holly Short (captian of the L.E.P.).

Back from the place where time doesn't exist (where he saved Number 1 - a warlock), three years has gone by but Artemis (and Holly) both find that they are the same as when they left on their last journey. Artemis has two new (twin) 2 year old brothers.

But, Angeline Fowl is sick. Deathly ill. And it's because of magic. She has been infected with a plague like illness that struck down fa
**Not too spoilery, there may be one or two things that aren't present in the official premise, but you discover them fairly quickly anyway.**

I have truly grown fond of the Artemis Fowl series since I first read it as a child, which is probably the reason why I can go back and read the first four books in the series, despite the younger age demographic and slightly juvenile writing. The first four books were great fun to read because they had charm and they made enough sense for me to suspend re
Highly disappointed by this book. Artemis Fowl was such a huge part of my childhood, and I spent forever waiting for this last book to come out. I had already sort of moved on from the series, but I was looking forward to it because I expected another excellent book out of the 4 book winning streak of the series.

What a letdown. Obviously this book was written out of popular demand, not because the author had a really well-structured, tailored plot in mind to continue the series with. It felt li
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This book only furthered my displeasure that stemmed from the 5th book. Colfer stretched out his plotline to unnecessary proportions.

Since the subject of this novel was time travel, there were many questions left unanswered, especially because Colfer could not establish one set of rules for his time traveling universe. I am unconvinced with Colfer's "ability" to write science fiction - I think he should stick to fantasy, since this book obviously failed at being a mix of a sci-fi/fantasy book.

Sep 13, 2008 Derek rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Artemis Fowl Fans
Recommended to Derek by: friends
Artemis Fowl and the TIme Paradox is a interesting and original story about a teenage prodigy who is also a criminal mastermind. In the previous books he has discovered a race of mythical beasts and has had many confrontations but eventually has made peace with them. But now he must ask for a big favor, he needs to go back in time using demon magic. His mother has caught a fatal sickness that can only be cured by a brain fluid of a Silky fur lemur. The problem is that it went extinct four years ...more
Tiffany Reisz
OMG! Artemis and Holly finally kissed! For an MG book, that's a huge big deal! She's like 35 in adult years and he's fourteen! And people think I write pervy stuff. Oh, Eoin, you devil.

Can't wait to read the rest of the series. I've been shipping Artemis and Holly for ten damn years!
Book 6 in the artemis fowl series was thoroughly enjoyable. Now to be honest and fair, I listened to this while working and when I listen opposed to reading, my critical analysis kinds takes a back seat. A good reader can make up for a slightly incompetent writer without me really noticing. With that disclaimer, I'll say that I thought this book was quite good. The series is very original and well-thought out, especially considering the sea of young adult fantasy that is full of so much flotsam ...more
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Elizabetha S.
>Artemis no puedo olvidar sus malos hábitos, ha robado magia en el túnel del tiempo y quizás por eso es el culpable que su madre tenga una enfermedad mortal de los seres mágicos para la cual sólo existe una cura: el líquido cefalorraquídeo de lémur. Pero hay un problema, Artemis es el culpable de que el ultimo de esta raza haya perecido, eliminando esta raza de la faz de la tierra ¿Tiene algún plan para salvarla? ¿A qué artimaña recurrirá? ¿Perderá la amistad de los eres mágicos para reparar ...more
Kelvin Sparks
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In the book Artemis Fowl and The Time Paradox Artemis' mother is very ill and this disease is fatal and she caught it almost 'magically' and doctors, and the family are puzzled. A little bit later in the story Artemis discovers the mysterious disease is indeed magic, and is known as Spelltrophy, the N1 (a magical peace keeper fairy organization) had 'eradicated' the disease before. Artemis did the research and figured out the disease spreads with the use of m
Moses Operandi
I read this quickly, as I have past volumes in the series, so my appraisal that the plot was muddled should be taken with a grain of salt; a further reading may prove I was wrong.

I really do enjoy this series. The characters, especially, are fully defined and work well together. Artemis, Butler, Holly, Mulch, Foaly, Root, have all taken a journey through the course of the series and become different people.

This new volume either underscores that or tears into pieces. Authors who meddle with time
Sophie Hevey
2015 Reading Challenge: a book you started but never finished. I started this book way back at Christmas 2013, and for some strange reason, put it down and never picked it back up. I didn't realise how much I missed the characters and the world and the overall intelligence of the plot. Eoin Colfer is a master of writing complex plots that are still easy to understand and tht children love. Artemis was just as much of a smartass as usual, and Holly always had a witty remark ready. I loved how muc ...more
In all due honesty, I was hating this book up to the whole scheme is revealed, which is, to be exact, on page 338. Bravo for the surprising turn at the end; I thought all hopes were lost. This book from the series is much more convoluted and sometimes maybe too many complications. There are so many times when they COULD have just succeed and return to the present yet SOMETHING always ruins it. That annoyed me A LOT because I thought Artemis can't possibly be defeated so easily.

Oh, yeah, I sh
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Jared Bird
This book was funnier than the others, but once again the narrative is fairly boring. Artemis does not seem that clever anymore. Every once in a while he has a good idea, but they seem to be pretty straight forward plans. Once again, Coif's deficiency in narrative composure also stole a bit from the show- it was hard figuring out what exactly was happening. I guess by now I'm committed to finishing the series though.
Jasmine C.
Be careful of what you do in the past, because you never know when it will haunt you in the future. Artemis Fowl's mother has a terrible disease. He has to go back into the past and save a lemur that would become extinct eight years ago. The only problem is, Artemis Fowl the 10-year-old would be the one to destroy this life saving lemur. Artemis goes back in time with Holly Short, but with help from No. 1. How will they save the lemur, and could they save Artemis' mother? Read the book to find o ...more
Oct 15, 2008 Loren is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
July can't come fast enough.

I do hope that Colfer breaks his rule of having a passage of time pass tween books as I really want to see his parents react to getting their little 'Arty' back.

Despite the annoying change in edition/covers I believe Colfer still has it in him to pull this one out his ass. I hear whispers of an implied seventh too.

The Artemis Fowl series is back to the high standards I’ve come to expect of it. This was another re-read so this came as no surprise to me, however the final two books in the series will be new reads for me, so I’m hoping the series goes out on just as much of a high as this book. After the awkwardly misjudged character of Minerva Paradizo in the last book, the series really recovers its wings here, as we get back to Artemis and his fairy friends doing what they do best, going on a high-risk ad
Let me just start off by saying that I had a lot of expectations for this book. I've heard a lot of positive things from fans of the series. And while I wasn't necessarily disappointed, and the story certainly delivered...

Eoin Colfer really likes messing with his readers, doesn't he? Those who've read the book, you know what I'm talking about. The cage scene. That horrible, fantastic cage scene.

Haha, Eoin. Haha. I hope you feel better about yourself. Getting my hopes up like that...


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Will Wight
First of all, I'm a huge fan of the Artemis Fowl series. I bought every installment of the series on the day of release except the first, including this one...and The Time Paradox is the first one to disappoint me. But it does so in a huge way.

My primary issue with the book is that the author leaves the plot behind almost completely in order to beat readers over the head with his animal rights agenda. Don't get me wrong: I'm all for animal rights. But there are places in this book where the auth
Oct 29, 2008 Andreea rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who read previous artemis fowl books
Shelves: reviewed, 10th-grade
"Artemis Fowl" is my all time favorite series. The protagonist is an anti-hero named Artemis Fowl. When teased that he has a female name, he said that "Artemis" is the name of the Greek goddess of hunting, and sometimes there comes along a male with such an impressive ability of hunting his enemies that he earns the right to use the name. Artemis is an 15-year old Irish genius who discovers a species of intelligent "fairies" living underground. However, these fairies aren't fairytale-like - they ...more
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This is the sixth book in the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin (pronounced Owen) Colfer. I started reading this series out loud to Alex the first week of second grade for him, which would have been back in ’02, right after we moved here. We had caught up with the Harry Potter books and people who liked that series recommended the Artemis Fowl books (at which time there were only two).

These books are very different than the Potter books, even though they attract the same audience. These are fantasy/sc
Yet another hit in this series--Eoin Colfer can't miss! What's always been great about these characters is that they grow and change, and the time paradox mentioned in the title is what causes Artemis to have to come face to face with exactly how much he's changed since meeting the fairies and transforming his morals and his family's life. Getting a glimpse of who he used to be is humbling for him . . . and cool. And I really liked how Holly, my favorite character, acted in this book. There was ...more
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In this sixth installment of the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis is slowly adjusting to the changes that came about in his family during the three years he lost on his last adventure and to a new role as big brother to toddler twin brothers. But his crimes come back to haunt him when his mother falls desperately ill with a fairy malady, one that can only be cured by the brain fluid of an extinct species Artemis himself had a hand in destroying. To save her, he will have to change the past and face ...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
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