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The Arctic Incident: Artemis Fowl, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Humans and fairies team up in high-action, witty sequel.

Book Eoin Colfer Fantasy 2002
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Fans of the child mastermind series will love the high action, wit, and amazing fairy tech in this sequel. They'll also love to see Artemis and Butler team up with the People, his former worthy adversaries. Both need the other more than they know, especially when things get very complicated both above and below ground. Author Eoin Colfer has always had a gift for throwing problem after problem at his characters and giving them just seconds to solve them before something explodes or someone falls to their death. In The Arctic Incident there's a radioactive train, a charged plasma tube, a nuclear submarine, and lava fissures, plus baddies like goblins, the Russian Mafiya, and a revenge-fueled tech genius after them.

The only minus to this fast-paced storytelling is that it's not always easy to visualize this world. Details on where the People live are spare and mainly focus on the fairy tech. Perhaps that's why the graphic novel versions of the series are also so popular.

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