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Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

by Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
ISBN: 9781423128199

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Synopsis of Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies -- not humans -- and most likely triggered by Artemis s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.

Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind -- and the grips of a giant squid -- in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer delivers a knockout, fast-paced, and hilarious adventure in Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, the seventh book in the blockbuster series.


In book seven of the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis invests everything he has in an out-of-character plan to save the world. Captain Holly Short soon realizes that Artemis has been dabbling in fairy magic and is suffering from the Atlantis Complex, which manifests in obsessive-compulsive behaviors and multiple personality disorders—and bizarre outbursts in which Artemis professes love. Holly must help Artemis rid himself of the Atlantis Complex in order to help save the actual city of Atlantis. Many of the elements that readers love about the Artemis Fowl series are present: quirky characters and plots, fairies, magic, and adventure. Due to the Atlantis Complex, however, the character of Artemis himself is quite different. This change makes for an intriguing story, and it is interesting to see the internal struggle of Artemis and this illness. In this story, too, in part because of Artemis's muddled mind, the heroes often find themselves racing to catch up with the villain. This volume appears to be setting up a love story for Artemis and Holly, and love is the primary motivator for this installment's villain. There are some paradigm shifts involved, but in many ways they help keep the story fresh and are part of the gradual development of Artemis's character. Colfer has stated that the next volume will be the last. Fans of the series will have mixed reactions to some of the changes, but it should still prove to be popular among fantasy readers. Reviewer: Karen Jensen

About the Author, Eoin Colfer

In the summer of 2001, Eoin Colfer was a teacher in Ireland who had just finished up a book called Artemis Fowl -- about a boy in search of fairy gold. Colfer struck gold himself when his high-tech fairy tale starring the intrepid 12-year old "criminal mastermind" became a blockbuster bestseller that many considered to be the heir apparent to Harry Potter.

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