This article is about the book. For the main character, see Artemis Fowl Artemis fowl the graphic novel pdf. Artemis Fowl is a young adult fantasy novel written by Irish author Eoin Colfer.
It is the first book in the Artemis Fowl series, followed by Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Described by its author as “Die Hard with fairies”, it follows the adventures of Artemis Fowl, a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind, as he kidnaps a fairy for a large ransom of gold. Throughout the book, the third-person narration switches from following the human characters to following the fairy characters to present underlying themes of greed and conflict. The book received a mostly favourable critical response and several awards.
A film adaptation was reported to be in the writing stage in mid-2008 with Jim Sheridan directing. Artemis Fowl II is the twelve-year-old prodigy, who has dedicated his life to criminal activities. He leads the Fowl criminal empire, which has been established by his family for generations. After significant research, Artemis believes that he has confirmed the existence of fairies.
He tracks down an alcoholic sprite posing as a healer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and travels there with his bodyguard Butler to obtain from her The Book of the People—the Fairy holy book that is written in Gnommish. Meanwhile, Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police is tracking a rogue troll that has managed to reach the surface of the Earth from Haven city, thousands of feet underground. Assisted by the technically minded centaur Foaly and LEPrecon commander Julius Root, she incapacitates the troll.