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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 easy considering that a lot of what goes on in this book is related to the first in the series so technical double the need to avoid spoilers However it does give some closure to what is going on which is rather strange considering currently there are 8 books in the series (not counting short stories, specials and I believe a return to the series later in the year although with other members of the family) However I can say that rather than seeing the same story rehashed you actually get to see the characters develop something you would not have achieved without the first book For me this is the sign of potentially good series in that all the time you invest reading the various volumes sees you rewarded with the characters becomingappealing and enjoyable In short you want to readto see where they go next just as much as wanting to find out what happens next The series has quite a fewvolumes to go so I guess I need to settle down and add them to my TBR pile while I work on finishing some I already have under way. The Artemis Fowl books really are perfect for a quick, easy read Which is good, because I'll be doing the twentyfour hour readathon tomorrow, and I really don't want to get burnt out on reading!The Arctic Incident develops Artemis as asympathetic 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 Meanwhile, the fairies are in trouble because of a plot from within their species Artemis is suspected to be involved, and is taken in for questioning The result? He and the fairies become allies both in dealing with the threats and rescuing his father.There's none of the slightly patronising 'this is not an adult book' stuff, so it ends up being a purely fun adventure story with all our favourite characters from the first book.I think my favourite part was getting to see Grub and Trouble again it's nice that he doesn't createbackground characters that would, in effect, people the book with Redshirts! It'd be easy to do if you weren't keeping track of characters it doesn't seem that important 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 technology batteries He convinces them he’s innocent and agrees to help them if they help him free his father Meanwhile, down in the underground world, chaos has arisen An unknown traitor has stolen forbidden weapons and armed a horde of trolls, setting them loose to wreak havoc on the citizens Clues lead Captain Holly Short straight to Artemis, and she exacts a small bit of revenge by kidnapping him, just as he once kidnapped her But soon she learns that Artemis isn’t behind the chaos, and if she’s to have any hope of stopping it, she will need his help As a result, these onetime adversaries must now join forces—a mix that proves to be both charming and volatileThe world that Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, gotham, or galaxy far, far away in recent memory Grade: A 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 fastpaced, humorous actionfantasy 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 is rather limited to Fowl's criminal human underworld and a sort of cartoonish MI5/police bomb squad fairy agency We're talkin' smart pixies with firepower! Though the scope may be narrow, it helps to keep the plot super tight, and I ain't complaining about that I could however complain that constant Go! GO! GO!!! can be just as bad as a book that goes nowhere Too much of anything often dulls the senses Later on in the book I found myself zoning out during the nonstop action This is book #2 in Colfer's Artemis Fowl series and many of the same characters reappear That's understandableto a point For instance, the ground munching dwarf Mulch Diggums, a character I thought fresh and inventive when reading the first book, is used again and I felt it was unnecessary You expect the main characters to return, but Diggums is not a principle player in the grand scheme of things He's a fun character, but I think Colfer should've come up with something new there, otherwise it's like a comedian coming back for an encore and repeating the same jokes.Perhaps I could've given this 4 stars for the fun factor, but aside from the complaints above, I also felt that the repetitious feel of the plot from book one to book two was too much However, if you loved book one and are yearning forof the same, you'll find it in spades in The Arctic Incident. 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 fastpaced, 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 works to frustrate those who try to control or understand him The book, though, is about Artemis trying to find his father and he has a strong lead in arctic Russia.As he plans to set out, the Fairies capture him in an attempt to learn who on the above ground world is smuggling weapons Artemis, after book one antics is the prime suspect.The two groups work together to help one another and another great adventure is had. SPOILER FREE review if you will not open spoiler tags Remember, it’s always darkest before the dawn OVERVIEW Artemis' Father was missing for almost two years He went missing when the Russian Mafia attacked him for the the reason: (view spoiler)[ because his father was about to run business in Russia And The Mafia couldn't bear it and they attacked him when he was coming in Russia (hide spoiler)] There's nothing that attracts me , 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 it's no excuse to commit pedophilia.I bet Artemis Fowl would look exactly like a younger version of Chuck, but take off the sneakers and make him wear loafers.Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, is the second book of the Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer The Artemis Fowl ismilder andcaring in this series Well, he doesn't actually like death on his hands, but, the means were unavoidable to achieve the goals Last book, his goal was to restore the family's billionaire status However, this book, he just wants to find his father Alas, an email arrives wanting five million dollars in exchange for his father Well, him and Butler, his large and bulky bodyguard (he's no butler despite his name being Butler), devise a plan to go to Russia and save his father However, underground, the People (fairies) are being attacked by gremlims (who are undeniably very very stupid), who are armed with weapons energized by batteries So Commander Julius Root, Holly and Foaly instantly suspect Artemis Fowl behind it.They instantly bring Artemis and Butler for questioning However, with the superadvanced techies the People have, they deduce that Artemis Fowl is really innocent The People instead ask Artemis for his assistance to find the human behind all this Artemis agrees, however, he asks for something in return He asks that the Fairy People help him retrieve his father.But just as Artemis and the fairy people reach ground, everything begins to unravel.Artemis Fowl is a really good book I believe if I have read this when I was a bit younger, I would have given this book 5 stars instead of 3 But unfortunately, I'm already 22 But still its good :) 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, knowitall kids, but something about Artemis that I just love He's got a weary soul and a sadness for his young age, but it's no wonder since he is pretty much supporting his family since the disappearance of Artemis Fowl, Sr In this installment, Artemis gets to rescue dear old dad from the Russian Mafiya (okay I probably shouldn't be such a Russian Mafia fiction fangirl but I am) It's a kid's book, no question But it's so wellwritten that an adult can fully enjoy it The menace of the Russian Mafiya is apparent although not too intense for young readers Artemis has to deal with these bad guys, possible exposure to nuclear waste, harsh cold, and formulate a plan to get his dad back.He calls in a favor with his old acquaintance Captain Holly Short of LEPrecon for assistance on this caper, so she's along for the ride on some deathdefying adventures She might even come home a few digits lighter And we know that Artemis goes nowhere without his bodyguard and sidekick, the gargantuan Domovoi Butler.This was a great second installment in the Artemis Fowl series If you want to know how this one ends, read the book 'Cause I'm not telling. 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 what this funny thing might still get used for I´m wondering why technology besides fantasy and superhero abilities tends to have so less space in general YA fiction.The main protagonist is slowly developing away from the ingenious badass supercriminal to arealistic and less arrogant person, which could get interesting in the following parts as it expands the options An emo teen Artemis, an infatuated Artemis, a pro environmental protection eco hippie Artemis? And still criminal of course, for the contrast and exaggeration, and always followed by the mighty shadow of his bodyguard.I did already blather enough about why this series is so unique in the review of the first novel, but I have to repeat thatunconventional, critical, and subtle literature like this would be an immense enrichment in the reading habits of young people, instead of all that stereotypical, quite always the same, mainstream stuff And I still love how adults reading children's books and YA are ranting about authors brainwashing and indoctrinating their kids Sure, they should read the newspapers and watch TV newsflashes instead, that will certainly help, lol Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres unique: 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 thirteenyearold criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl II, as he thwarts a goblin rebellion and rescues his father, Artemis Fowl I The thirdperson narration switches back and forth constantly, allowing the reader to understandof what is going on عنوانها: آرتمیس فاول و ماجرای شمال کتاب دوم؛ آرتمیس فاول: حادثه شمالی کتاب دوم؛ نویسنده: ایون کالفر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز دوم ماه ژانویه سال 2006 میلادیعنوان: 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 سده 21 معنوان: 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، در مدرسه‌ شبانه‌ روزی، یک ای.میل دریافت‌ ميیکند مافیای روسیه‌ پدر «آرتمیس‌» را ربوده‌، و برای آزادی او، پول‌ هنگفتی از «آرتمیس‌» میخواهند «آرتمیس‌» که‌ با تمام‌ وجود، به‌ پدرش‌ عشق‌ میورزد، بیدرنگ‌ دست‌ به‌ کار نجات‌ او میشود؛ اما دشمن‌ دیرینه‌ اش‌، سروان‌ «هالی شورت‌»، نیروی ویژه‌ ی پلیس‌ در سرزمین‌ جن‌ها، مانع‌ اوست‌ ؛ ا شربیانی