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The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl #6)

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Artemis’s mother has contracted a deadly disease—and the only cure lies in the brain fluid of African lemurs. Unfortunately, Artemis himself was responsible for making the lemurs extinct five years ago. Now he must enlist the aid of his fairy friends to travel back in time and save them. Not only that, but he must face his deadliest foe yet... his younger self.
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Published (first published July 5th 2008)
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Ahmed  Ejaz
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, full-lengths
You do not own a copy of the rule book, and if you do, you have certainly never opened it.

I liked this book more than the last one. But still this book has little problem which I faced.

In this book, Artemis' mother gets ill by some serious disease. There is only one cure which is an extinct species. He asks Fairies for help. With the help of fairies, Artemis gets back in time to find that species. But he comes to know that, in past time, his younger self and Opal Koboi (antagonist), are a
Tam Tam
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!
Mar 10, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, sf-f, audio
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
Jan 22, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-czech, 2016
“Ah, yes, the trusty time paradox. If I go back in time and kill my grandfather, then shall I cease to exist? I believe, as Gorben and Berndt did, that any repercussions are already being felt. We can only change the future, not the past or present. If I go back, then I have already been back.“

Artemis’s mother is sick and the only option how to save her is to travel in time and save a lemur, who only can cure her. But before he has to prevent his younger self, who’s helping with exterminatio
Jul 17, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
**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
Sep 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  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
Aug 28, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youth
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
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eoin Colfer is a great writer. I devoured his books, and I read multiple times. Artemis Fowl is a series that I will always remember. I read them when I was about 12. Then I found out one of my classmates was reading them too, I approached him with something along the lines of "oh, are you reading this book too?" but then he dismissed me saying that this book was not for girls, and i just replied that i must have confused it with something else. But something changed in that moment, and well, I ...more
Aug 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Jul 21, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
14 year old Artemis vs. 10 year old Artemis. It's super genius fun! It was a lot of fun to see just how far Artemis has evolved over the past 5 books. I almost found 10 year old Artemis a bit revolting. It should be interesting to see how his mom features in the next books now that she knows all of his secrets concerning the People. I wonder if he'll recruit his younger brothers for some of his future schemes.
Tiffany Reisz
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
can you believe Holly and Artemis are soulmates
May 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I'm not going to finish this one after all, I'm just going to admit it.

It's like a ghostwriter took up writing this one because Eoin Colfer couldn't be bothered, and everything just took a turn for the worse, with a ridiculous, rushed plot and additions like "Holly cracked her neck, she always did that before using magic" No, she didn't?? Such a thing was never mentioned in the previous not one, not two, but five books in the series.

I don't care if I'm nitpicking, but I enjoyed the first few bo
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.

Aug 14, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, summer-2008
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Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: would-read-again
Okay, this is a weird one. I think Artemis Fowl has overextended and is grasping for story at this point. Here we find Artemis and Holly going back in time to save a lemur for the purpose of curing Angeline Fowl of a fairy disease. Things got a bit too coincidental, like Artemis having destroyed the very lemur he would need in the future. Oh well, hopefully the next one gets better.
Kimberley doruyter
i don't know why i bother reading the rest of these books.
thy are getting worse.
taylor ♀
4 - 4.25 stars.
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy

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
Dec 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
I'm still really enjoying this series! Number 7 here I come.
Ellie Neverland
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite book of all Artemis Fowl book
Claire (Clairby11xxx)
(9/10) It's always a risky strategy when time travel is involved, especially when you have your heroes tampering with their own pasts and altering the events leading up to previous books. Colfer pulls it off very well resulting in the ultimate time paradox that will hurt your brain if you think too much about it. There is always a strong environmental theme in these books, but this one in particular really hammered the point home, focusing on endangered species both real and mystical. Definitely ...more
>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
May 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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English Book Review

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
Mar 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: high-school
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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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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“Artemis felt like he was six again and caught hacking the school computers trying to make the test questions harder” 420 likes
“Who are you?" he asked.
I am the future queen of this world, at the very least. You may refer to me as Mistress Koboi for the next five minutes. After that you may refer to me as Aaaaarrrrgh, hold your throat, die screaming, and so on.”
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