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Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code Hardcover – May 6 2003


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (May 6 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786819146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786819140
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 13.8 x 20 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Fantasy's Ink TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 16 2012
Format: Paperback
Cover:
Not a big fan of this cover, I'd rather see Holly's design without the helmet.

Writing:
The writing was quirky and humorous (especially the dialogue) and never once treated the readers like idiots. The narrator had a strong presence in the book and the writing had its own unique style that stood out and brought life and character to the world (I'm basically saying the same thing about the writing as I did with previous books. I'm pretty lazy, but hey, Colfer's writing never loses its touch as the series progresses and is always superb).

Setting:
As opposed to the previous books, we didn't see much of Haven in The Eternity Code. A big chunk of the book was set in the Spiro Needle (a building owned by Jon Spiro, more on him later). I liked the big shift in setting, though to be fair, it seems like the latter books all had pretty different setting as well. Point is, I loved this setting because Artemis and the gang had to make their way out of the Spiro Needle, and the many incidents that occur in the Spiro Needle and Chicago. Not to say the settings in the beginning was boring though.

Plot:
Artemis gets his C Cube (something he invented using fairy technology) stolen by an American businessman, and he has to get the cube back before the fairies' existence are revealed. He knows that there is no doubt that Spiro will bring nothing but harm to the fairies. My favourite book in the series so far! Maybe it's because I've finally gotten the hang of the fairy technology, but I think it's also because I really enjoyed the whole idea of Artemis and Co trying to get out of the Spiro Needle. I loved the previous two books, I really did, but The Eternity Code has to be my favourite so far (I hope it gets even better as the series progresses!).
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Format: Hardcover
No denying it, Artemis Fowl 3 is a brilliant sequel. Our Arty is once again back with clevr fairy technology, his genius, and the fairies at his back. This time, the role of the vilain shifted from Artemis to Spiro, another criminal mastermind who stole Artemis' fairy technology (which was also stolen, by the way)and killed Butler. With the fairies at his side, because Spiro's salvatge could wreck the society of the People, Holly, and joined eventually by Mulch assisted Artemis in his quest to save Butler and the C Cube, and Butler's sister. We see more of Juliet and through her training to become a body guard (which is hilarious),
This is my personal favorite from the AF series: the event and the two masterminds playing each other off is intriguing, the plot is original and brilliant, and Foaly's inventions are better than ever.
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Format: Paperback
Artemis Fowl the Second has a brilliant plan--one last scheme to make his family some money, then he'll leave the crime life behind him and turn over a new leaf. Everything starts out fine, with Artemis meeting with billionaire businessman Jon Spiro to discuss a mutually agreeable arrangement. Artemis, you see, has developed the C Cube, a mini-supercomputer that can do almost anything. For the right price, Artemis will withhold releasing the Cube to the public to allow Spiro's company to catch up in the technology world. All seems well, until Spiro steals the Cube, his bodyguard, Blunt, fatally wounds Butler, and Artemis is left wondering how it all went wrong.

What follows is Artemis's desperate plea to the fairies to help heal Butler and rescue the C Cube from evil Spiro, before he becomes aware of the Fairy World and wreaks havoc on the creatures living below ground. As Captain Holly Short is once again drawn into one of Artemis's dangerous schemes, she does so, along with Commander Root, with one condition--when the C Cube is recovered, Artemis, Butler, and Butler's sister, Juliet, will all submit to mind wipes, erasing every trace of the fairies from their memories. Artemis agrees, desperate to save Butler's life, but already he has plans to avoid the erasure of a mind wipe.

THE ETERNITY CODE contains a lot more action-adventure than the two previous books, and a lot less of the world of Fairy. It is, though, still a very fast-paced, enjoyable read, and I'm left wanting to know what will happen next. Thoroughly entertaining, and highly recommended.

Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"
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By M. B. Alcat TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Jan. 10 2007
Format: Paperback
Have you ever had one of those days when everything seems to go wrong?. Well, this book starts with Artemis Fowl (extremely young irredeemable criminal) having just one of those days :)

The problem arises from the fact that despite all the precautions taken by the fairies Artemis managed to steal fairy technology, and to build with it something called the "C Cube", an artefact so revolutionary that could ruin many businessmen. Being certain of that, Artemis tries to blackmail Jon Spiro, saying that he will wait another year to launch the "C Cube" if Spiro gives him a lot of gold. Unfortunately, things go wrong at their meeting: Artemis is almost killed, his bodyguard and friend is fatally wounded, and Spiro steals the "C Cube". What can Artemis do, when all seems lost?. Could he possibly get the help of the fairies, even though he stole from them the technology to make the "C Cube"?. And if so, under which provisions?.

Too many questions, don't you think?. I believe that you should find the answers by yourself. I can tell you something, though. Get prepared for another great adventure of Artemis and his "friends/associates/whatever"!!!. Get hold of "The Eternity Code", and have fun!!! :)

Belen Alcat
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