|Plot Summary of Artemis Fowl|
Artemis Fowl is searching for his father intensively because he recieved an email from the Russian Mafiya when he encounters Captain Holly Short. The People (fairies, pixies, goblins, etc.) are holding Artemis responsible for the ilegal trading between the People and the humans. But, he didn't do it. He decides that he will only help them if they help him find his father. They are well aware he may doublecross him, but they agree to help. Their main leads are on a goblin gang that focuses on freeing their goblin brothers from prison.
Meanwhile, company owner Opal Koboi is making weapons for the fairy police and making the current creator of police weapons, Foaly, obsolete and very angry. Her new partner, and ex-fairy police officer is angry about his discharge and wants to get back at the man that took his job away from him: Commander Julius Root.
This synopsis report prepared by Waleed
Artemis Fowl is a 12 year old mastermind. He lives with his senile mom in a large machine. A few years ago his dad was captured by the Russian Mafia and is now being held hostage for ransom. In the first book of the series, Artemis Fowl, comes in contact with the LEP, a group of fairies that live underground near the earths core. In this book, Artemis has to put aside his pride and beg the LEP to help him rescue his dad from the mob. The LEP kidnapped Artemis and then gave him a chance to explain. After a little convincing, Holly Short and Commander Root, members of the LEP, decide to help Artemis... on one condition. To get there help, Artemis has to help them stop a goblin invasion, headed by an evil pixie. They go to check out the pixie and Butler, Artemis's bodyguard, almost gets killed.
Next they go to Russia to try to free Artemis's dad. While they are there, they have to jump onto a moving train to escape an ambush alive, but it doesn't go as smoothly as planned. In the process of jumping, Holly's finger got cut off, but when both she and Artemis went unconscious, Artemis fell on her, and drained all of her magic. This made it so that unless she replenished her magic, she would be missing a finger forever, so they jump off the train and plant an acorn to replenish Holly's magic, and she is able to reconnect her finger. When everyone is rested, then they go and try to free Artemis's dad
Next, they turn there attention to the evil pixie and her plan to take over the LEP headquarters. They know that there is only one animal that can help them and he is a dwarf criminal named Mulch. He helps them break into the evil pixies lab, but Artemis is the only one small enough to access the area they need to get to, to turn off the security, so he has to go into poisonous liquid by himself and try to make it out alive.
This synopsis report prepared by Cloud City
Artemis Fowl and his trusted bodyguard Butler return to find Artemis's father. Years earlier his father's efforts to go legit were thwarted by the Russian Mafia. Lost at sea and presumed dead by everyone, Artemis believes differently and continues the search. He may have just found him.
Unfortunately, his rescue mission may have to be delayed as he is accused by fairy police officer and arch enemy Holly Short of illegally trading in human and fairy technology. But when he is cleared they enlist his help to find the real culprit. If Artemis can help stop the goblin uprising and find out who orchestrated the plot, the fairy police will help him recover his lost father.
That is if they survive the assassination attempts, molten lava, the goblin hordes, and an arctic train ride.
This synopsis report prepared by Shawn Chauvette
Artemis Fowl is a twelve year old criminal mastermind. Thanks to his father the Fowls have lost their billionaire status vitually overnight. Now, Artemis must come up with a scheme ingenius enough to regain the lost money.
So Artemis decides to attempt to steal gold from the fairy people, thanks to the information he got from the internet.
Atemis then tricks a sprite into letting him see its copy of "the book", the book that all fairies must abide by.
With infomation from "the book" Atremis kipnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon police squad, and ransoms her for a ton of fairy gold.
This synopsis report prepared by An Nguyen
Artemis Fowl is a thirteen year old criminal genius from a wealthy family. Artemis has had to maintain that wealth ever since his father disappeared in Russia, and one of his previous schemes to restore the family fortune involved him with a LEPrecon office named, Captain Holly Short, the first female to be accepted on the fairy police force. Despite his seemingly callous attitude toward other people, he hasn't stopped looking for his father, and when he receives a ransom message from the Mafia, he's determined to go to Russia and rescue his father. Due to some unforeseen difficulties, he is forced to enlist his previous opponents, the LEPrecon and their clever but sarcastic technician, Foaly. In exchange, Artemis must find the source of some materials that are being smuggled into the Lower Elements and used for uprisings.
This synopsis report prepared by Phoenix Rye
Artemis Fowl is a twelve year old genius. His father, a criminal mastermind gone legal, has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafia during his first endeavor to become an honest business man. His ship, tranporting thousands or cans of cola sinks, and the Fowls lost billionaire status.
With his mother in a delirious world, Artemis attempts to regain that money that they lost.
A criminal himself, Artemis manages to get hold of a copy of the fairy book full of their secrets. Using the Book, he finds a way to kidnap Captain Holly Short of the LEP recon unit and hold her in exchange for the LEP's hostage fund. But even Artemis Fowl doesn't know what he's getting himself into.
This synopsis report prepared by Clara
Get your copy of the book
|Chapter Analysis of Artemis Fowl|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 26.7%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 33.3%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 23.3%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 16.7%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
If enemy is a group...
- crime ring
- foreign govt
- thief/con artist
- a teen
Really unusual traits?
- Super genius
- Domed/Underground City
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
Use our site!
Search for your favorite town
Trade Links with Us!
Most recent discussions:
General Book Talk
Book writing discussion
Off-topic message board
Aline Countess of Romanones
Mark C. Ross
David R. Palmer
Graham D. Watson
More message boards
Our Chief Librarian