Artemis fowl

EOIN COLFER
ARTEMIS FOWL
VIKING
‘STAY BACK, HUMAN. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH.’
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a brilliant criminal mastermind. But
Even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy,
Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of
Bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they’re dangerous. Artemis
Thinks he’s got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing
By the rules…
ARTEMIS FOWL is the book that caused a sensation months before it was even published.
This exciting, original novel has captured the imagination of film companies, publishers, the
Press and readers all over the world. These are just a few of the reactions the book has had so
Far:
‘Fantastic, exciting and completely original’
‘It’s fresh, it’s funny and I read

it in one sitting’
‘One of the most original creations in contemporary writing’
‘A brilliantly realized parallel world’
‘The fairy tale has been redefined’
‘Imaginative story, crazy to read, funny characters. It’s cool!’
‘It’s so refreshing to have a different take on the fantasy genre’
‘Quite simply out of this world’

EOIN COLFER was born and raised in Wexford, a seaside town in the south-east of Ireland.
He began writing plays at an early age, forcing his unfortunate classmates to dress up as
Marauding Vikings when they would have preferred to be outdoors doing some real
Marauding.
Browbeaten by constant encouragement from his family, Eoin continued to write as an adult.
His first novel, Benny and Omar, was an instant best-seller in Ireland.
Eoin has lived in various countries, including Italy, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. His excuse for
This is that he was conducting research for his books. He is currently trying to think of a story
About Trinidad, so he will have to go there and do a bit of research. Should take about a year.
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ISBN 0-670-89962-3
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CONTENTS
Prologue……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
Chapter 1: The Book………………………………………………………………



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