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Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

Part of the Artemis Fowl Series
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Bestselling master criminal Artemis Fowl is back for another thrilling adventure. But, is he the same? Now fifteen, Artemis seems older and wiser and he is determined to save the world from global warming. Gathering the leaders of the fairy world to a conference in Iceland he sets out his plan…and, for once, he doesn’t seem to be double dealing. Can the fairies really trust him? Holly Short has her suspicions. Can she save Artemis from the Atlantis complex? Another roller coaster fantasy from master storyteller, Eoin Colfer.

If you like Eoin Colfer you might also like to read books by Zane Radcliffe, Christopher Brookmyre and Patrick Quinlan.


Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer


Young Artemis has frequently used high-tech fairy magic to mastermind the most devious criminal activity of the new century. Now, at a conference in Iceland, Artemis has gathered the fairies to present his latest idea to save the world from global warming. But Artemis is behaving strangely - he seems different. Something terrible has happened to him . . .

Artemis Fowl has become nice.

The fairies diagnose Atlantis Complex - that's obsessive compulsive disorder to you and me - dabbling in magic has damaged his mind. Fairy ally Captain Holly Short doesn't know what to do. Because the subterranean volcanoes are under attack from vicious robots and Artemis cannot fight them. Can Holly get the real Artemis back ­­­before the robot probes destroy every human and life form.


'Fast, funny and very exciting' Daily Mail

'Folklore, fantasy and high-tech wizardry...Hugely entertaining' Observer

'Engagingly vivid, exciting and witty' The Telegraph

About the Author

Eoin Colfer

Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.”

Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop and his first book, Benny and Omar, appeared in 1999 and instantly achieved bestselling status in Ireland. Eoin's most famous books are the incomparable Artemis Fowl series but he has written some excellent one off novels such as The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World.


“Wildly original… and you thought fairy stories were just for kids.”
T2 (The Telegraph) on Artemis Fowl

“It’s a highly original adventure story with an action-packed plot which twists and turns right to the end – a kind of William Gibson meets the Hobbit/Irish Legends. It has all the right ingredients.” Marc Lambert, Children’s Programme Director at the Edinburgh Festival on Artemis Fowl

“Make sure you buy it!” Denise Van Outen, Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast on Artemis Fowl

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Publication date

7th April 2011


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


336 pages


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Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)



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