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The Arctic Incident

(Artemis Fowl #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  147,059 ratings  ·  3,371 reviews
Artemis Fowl wants to find his father, held hostage in Russia; Holly Short wants to find who’s supplying the goblins with human technology; Foaly wants to find out who’s disabled all the LEP Technology and pointed the finger at him. Artemis has received a ransom demand for his father but is captured by the LEP who suspect him of supplying the goblins with dangerous Human t ...more
Paperback, 398 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Hyperion Books for Children (first published May 1st 2002)
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(A-) 82% | Very Good
Notes: A Bond villain, his henchman, and their arch enemies go on a road trip, they bond, and have a Bond style adventure.
Mario the lone bookwolf
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Organized crime, hostages, contraband, a junior criminal mastermind, those are the elements for becoming the stuff of legend.

It´s great how it dealt with the nuclear theme and critical topis in general, describing things commonly avoided in this genre and even in some adult genres, making it the perfect read for progressive little bookworms.

The author uses many MacGuffins and Chekhovs, giving the whole thing an extra layer next to the suspenseful and quick main plot, leaving the reader asking w
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2), Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident is a young adult and fantasy novel written by Irish author Eoin Colfer, published in 2002.

It is the second book in the Artemis Fowl series, preceded by Artemis Fowl and followed by Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code.

It follows the adventures of the thirteen-year-old criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl II, as he thwarts a goblin rebellion and rescues his father, Artemis Fowl I.

The third-person narration switches b
Jason Koivu
Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, fantasy, humor
Action! Action! Action! That's the name of the game in Eoin Colfer's The Arctic Incident.

Child prodigy and criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl is searching for his kidnapped father. He needs the help of the fairy police, and as it so happens, they need him. Law and lawbreakers work together in this fast-paced, humorous action-fantasy.

Eoin Colfer has created fun fairyland for the 21st century. It's a nice, soft blend of technology and fantasy, not too heavy on either count. The scope of his world
Ahmed  Ejaz
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: full-lengths, 2017
SPOILER FREE review if you will not open spoiler tags
Remember, it’s always darkest before the dawn

Artemis' Father was missing for almost two years. He went missing when the Russian Mafia attacked him for the the reason: (view spoiler)
But his father was found by Russian Mafia, alive, even after the attack which was kind
Dec 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Okay, so re-reading this series has been super fun. I mean the books just fly by which doesn't mean much to me because the audios felt the same way. Now in this, you still get the same gang from the first book.

One, I was super happy Mulch is still alive because I have no idea what I would do without that little thief. Second, ever since we found out his dad was missing in book 1 I have been waiting for a little reunion! Not sure how I feel about what happened when they rescued his dad but maybe
Rossrn Nunamaker
Dec 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
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
Jun 26, 2010 rated it liked it
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
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Oct 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of antiheroes who happen to be children, high tech adventures, and faery creatures
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
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And so on to the second of the Artemis Fowl series and I must admit there is no change in the same frenetic fun that there was in the first. From the play on works to the ever gathering mythology of those above and those below (I suspect that there is a whole book - no pun intended for those who have read the the series - of material that could be written about this world, how it came about and how it all works).

As usual the challenge is to talk about the book without giving away spoilers -not
Fafa's Book Corner
Reading Challenge (s): Book 2 for Pondathon and StartOnYourShelfathon.
C.P. Cabaniss
"Deep beneath the layers of deviousness, you have a spark of decency. Perhaps you could blow on that spark occasionally."

This has been one of my favorite series since I started reading it as a child, so I'm glad to say that it lives up to my memories on rereading.

The story is well written, the characters are fun and distinct, and the pacing is perfect for a middlegrade story. In this installment we get to see Artemis working somewhat nicely with others. He still has his schemes, but he's on
Dean Ryan Martin
Done reading THE ARCTIC INCIDENT - Book 2 in Artemis Fowl octalogy. Here, Artemis Fowl wants to rescue his father from a Russian mafia but to do so, he needs to work hand in hand with Butler, Commander Root and Captain Holly - the fairy he kidnapped in Book 1. I love the ending though the entire narration feels jumpy. All chapters have two to three subplots with different characters. There's nothing wrong with it, just that it works like an episode of a drama show. Good in TV but in writing, my ...more
Jul 23, 2020 rated it liked it
My favourite book from Artemis Fowl series. Very interesting and well-written for children's fantasy book. ...more
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So the second book of the ARTEMIS FOWL. It was a pretty light, funny read actually.
This time the focus is on the faerie people . And Artemis is basically on the subplot, but its important nevertheless. It was really funny to see how captain short cope up with artemis and his body-guard. :p Looking forward to more actions in the next books.
Second instalment and I’m liking it more! Mind you, that does happen since most players have been introduced and the setting ‘explained’. Still... Butler, Artemis, Captain Short and Root make a pretty entertaining team :O)

Book 3 and 4 for Jan.
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is such a fun series for middle grades.

Artemis is still on a mission to find his father who disappeared two years ago. Just when he gets proof that his father is alive and being held as a prisoner in Russia, Artemis is captured by the Faerie police force under suspicion for colluding with a goblin gang. (view spoiler)
Nov 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I completely fell in love with the first book in this series, however this second iteration has fallen short of the mark set by the first.
It's by no means a bad book, and I enjoyed the view point of Holly Short more in this than the first. However, my love for the first came from Artemis himself, and in this one...

So, a big issue with writing very, very smart characters, is that they have to BE very, very smart. This came across beautifully in the first book! Artemis managed to outsmart everyone
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
3.5 stars
I really love to read about the partnership between Holly and Root on one side and Artemis and Butler on the other, first a bit tentative but then growing to like each other and I think even respect each other (though they would never admit that to each other lol). (view spoiler) The characters are really starting to grow on me. There were bits of humor which made me smile
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
This book was a good sequel! I have read it in one day! Overall rating: 4.5!(:
Jude: The Epic Reader
I'm very happy with the way that this one ended. I enjoyed the characters even more in this installment than in the first one. I want a little be more with the father. I think I liked the plot slightly less though. These books have been very easy to read so far. ...more
May 09, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Adibah Atiqa (persephtiyareads)
“We're being led by an idiot with a crayon.”

Basically, one part of the book that totally make me laughed. Some part of the wits and humor are so real, it's undeniable for you not to get knock out of it.

I love how the plot takes us to explore more about the People, how the alliance works on with different species to remind that the group once try to kill each other and now, help one another.

"To remind you that deep beneath the layers of deviousness, you have a spark of decency. Perhaps yo
Nicole Dust
Still amazing. I can’t stand the first book because Artemis is a literal JERK, but I love how we get to see a bit of his humanity. <333
Oct 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, e-book
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
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it

I liked the first book of the series more than this one. I don't know, Artemis wasn't his usual self and the plot wasn't as interesting as the first one was. I had fun reading it, but still, I had hoped for an improvement and ended up being a little disappointed.

I don't have a lot to say, I enjoyed reading The Arctic Incident but at the same time I didn't like it as much as I hoped I would. Aside from the fact that I had some problems with the plot (I mean, please, the russian mafia? Pfft, come
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
Ellyn   → Allonsythornraxx
I am genuinely falling in love with these characters, I can't wait to pick up book 3 and continue the series!
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, middle-grade


A moderate improvement on Artemis Fowl.

We see a bit more of Artemis in this installment, which is a strange thing to note given he's the titular character of the series; the story benefits from it greatly. It was gratifying to see Artemis engage in more physical, direct action than his far more cerebral, organizational action in the first book. He's beginning to transition from something of an "armchair mastermind" to a true agent--whether of good or evil is as yet undefined; at this point
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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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