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The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl #2)

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Artemis Fowl 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 Unit. Now, instead of battling the fairies, Artemis must join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the worl
Paperback, 277 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Hyperion Books (first published June 6th 2002)
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Quinn They are not actually the Russian military but the Russian Moffia a, large crime organization, outside of the Russian law. The Moffia has most likely…moreThey are not actually the Russian military but the Russian Moffia a, large crime organization, outside of the Russian law. The Moffia has most likely won many gang wars outside of the book. The Russian military also played a crucial role in winning the Second World War. So that statement is completely incorrect.(less)

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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2), Eoin Colfer
عنوان: آرتمیس فاول و ماجرای شمال - کتاب دوم؛ نویسنده: ایون کالفر؛ مترجم: شیدا رنجبر؛ تهران، افق؛ 1383، در 402 ص؛ چاپ سوم 1386؛ شابک: 9789643691441؛ چاپ چهارم 1387؛ چاپ پنجم 1389؛ چاپ هفتم 1392؛ موضوع: داستان پریان؛ داستانهای نوجوانان - از نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 21 م
عنوان: آرتمیس فاول: حادثه شمالی - کتاب دوم؛ نویسنده: ایون کالفر؛ مترجم: حسین قنبری؛ تهران، شریعه توس؛ 1384، در 347 ص؛ شابک: 9648557071؛
آرتمیس فاول پسر سیزده ساله ی نابغه و ماجراجو،
Jason Koivu
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
Dec 25, 2009 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ahmed  Ejaz
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 of
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
Jun 26, 2010 Jasmin rated it liked it  ·  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
May 09, 2012 Samuel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ok
Of course like the first one it rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk ...more
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
Nov 17, 2016 A. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
সালমান হক
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.

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
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
Feb 08, 2010 Shelia rated it it was amazing

And this was SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE FIRST BOOK! I'm glad Artemis is finally friends with the faeries!
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Oct 24, 2008 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 17, 2010 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Richard Due
Dec 06, 2015 Richard Due rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great fun on every page. I put down this book with my left hand as I picked up The Eternity Code with my right!
Ashikur Bishal
Mar 08, 2017 Ashikur Bishal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
আসলে, সাড়ে চার তারা।
মিস করেছি দৌড়ের উপর থাকা আরটেমিসের ফুলপরুফ পলযান। :) দয জুনিয়র ফাউল ইজ বরন টু বি আ মাসটারমাইনড। দৌড়ের উপর থাকা মানায় না ওকে। আরেকটা দারুণ চিজ।
Stephanie (Bookfever.♥)
Re-reading Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident was once again fantastic! This shouldn't come as a surprise but Eoin Colfer manages to enthrall me again and again with his books, no matter how many times I have read them.

With re-reading this book, I have noticed a few things, actually. I noticed that Artemis definitely has a slightly more softer side. I'm not sure if this is just me, but it's what I think. He's more humane in this book for sure, with wanting to rescue his father and building fri
Aug 17, 2012 Kathryn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kathryn by: Annie and Tyler

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
Ambs ❤❤
Nov 13, 2015 Ambs ❤❤ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-read
Surprise-Surprise! This was much better than the first in this series, Artemis Fowl. The story, although less likely plausible, was better. Artemis has matured some and now seems to fit the situation better. This story was much funnier and more action-packed.

I'll just pretend the first book was an epilogue, and will potentially continue on in the series, especially if they continue to be just as good as this one. Way to step up to the task Eoin Colfer!
Nov 15, 2015 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For being an Artemis book, this didn't really contain a lot of him, sadly. Having said that, it was still an interesting story, and provided some laughs, some gasps and some situations to reflect upon. The build up and the climax were rather delicious, and then we even got a second one, sadly, over a lot quicker than the first one. There wasn't much of a resolution at all, which means I shall I have to read the next book series sooner than the gap between books one and two.
Aug 05, 2016 Drew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
This book was a good sequel! I have read it in one day! Overall rating: 4.5!(:
Madeleine Montuna
Apr 09, 2012 Madeleine Montuna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jennifer Wardrip
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I didn't discover the delight that is the Artemis Fowl series until a week ago, when I read ARTEMIS FOWL in one day. So, of course, I had to pick up a copy of THE ARCTIC INCIDENT right away, to see if it was as good as the first. It definitely is, and in my own humble opinion, I think I liked it even better than the first book. There are points throughout the book where Artemis, now thirteen, shows a softer, more vulnerable side that I truly enjoyed. Don't get
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
Brian Wilkerson
Apr 01, 2012 Brian Wilkerson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 13, 2016 Milou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I re-read this book after a long time, and it was, once again, fantastic. This fun adventure story is action-packed and filled with great humour and all the great characters from the first book, and a few new ones. Opal Koboi makes her first appearance, and damn I love this evil woman.

In this book, Artemis Fowl and the fairy police work together. The criminal mastermind is searching for his kidnapped father, and could really use the help of the People with that. As it happens, they also need hi
Venus Maneater
Jan 30, 2017 Venus Maneater rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-dutch, kids
Yeah, it really was amazing.

I was afraid I'd have to re-read part one to get back in the Fairy-zone, but the re-introduction is perfect; not too long and overly detailed (looking at you, Dresden Files), but enough to refresh my memories. Twenty pages later it felt almost like I finished Artemis Fowl yesterday, instead of fifteen years ago.

Kudos to Mireille Vroege who translated this book to Dutch and managed to maintain most of the tounge-in-cheek/double entendre jokes. IMO Dutch translations c
Jul 29, 2015 Irene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, danish, 2015
This book was so good!

I love the characters, especialle Holly and 'Smulder' as he is called in the Danish book - I loved his thing with the Oscars! The kentaur was pretty nice too. I liked Artemis a lot more in this one. Butler is still an amazing characters as well.

The plot was much better in this one with multiple storylines,politics and yeah. It had several wtf-moments, at least for me. Like (view spoiler)

The humour in
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
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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: (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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