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Thirteen-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has constructed a supercomputer from stolen fairy technology. In the wrong hands it could be fatal for humans and fairies alike. But no need to worry, Artemis has a brilliant plan. He's not going to use the computer; he's just going to show it to a ruthless American businessman with Mafia connections. His bodyguard, Butler Thirteen-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has constructed a supercomputer from stolen fairy technology. In the wrong hands it could be fatal for humans and fairies alike. But no need to worry, Artemis has a brilliant plan. He's not going to use the computer; he's just going to show it to a ruthless American businessman with Mafia connections. His bodyguard, Butler, will be with him. What could possibly go wrong...?


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Thirteen-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has constructed a supercomputer from stolen fairy technology. In the wrong hands it could be fatal for humans and fairies alike. But no need to worry, Artemis has a brilliant plan. He's not going to use the computer; he's just going to show it to a ruthless American businessman with Mafia connections. His bodyguard, Butler Thirteen-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has constructed a supercomputer from stolen fairy technology. In the wrong hands it could be fatal for humans and fairies alike. But no need to worry, Artemis has a brilliant plan. He's not going to use the computer; he's just going to show it to a ruthless American businessman with Mafia connections. His bodyguard, Butler, will be with him. What could possibly go wrong...?

30 review for The Eternity Code

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jayson

    (A-) 82% | Very Good Notes: Wherein characters edge toward the brink of life-altering change, (view spoiler)[only to stop and revert at the last possible moment (hide spoiler)] . (A-) 82% | Very Good Notes: Wherein characters edge toward the brink of life-altering change, (view spoiler)[only to stop and revert at the last possible moment (hide spoiler)] .

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl #3), Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code covers Jon Spiro's theft of the fictional C Cube and its recovery. Jon Spiro is an American businessman, who has his bodyguard kill Butler and steals Artemis's C Cube, which is a handheld supercomputer that he made from stolen fairy technology. Butler, after dying (and being put into a fish freezer in an emergency attempt at cryonic preservation), is resurrected by the elf Holly Short. Mulch Diggums (under the pse The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl #3), Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code covers Jon Spiro's theft of the fictional C Cube and its recovery. Jon Spiro is an American businessman, who has his bodyguard kill Butler and steals Artemis's C Cube, which is a handheld supercomputer that he made from stolen fairy technology. Butler, after dying (and being put into a fish freezer in an emergency attempt at cryonic preservation), is resurrected by the elf Holly Short. Mulch Diggums (under the pseudonym Mo Digence) is hired alongside Loafers McGuire by Spiro to kidnap Artemis to access the C Cube, which is encrypted by an Eternity Code only Artemis knows how to decrypt. Holly agrees to help, but with the condition that Artemis and his allies are to be mind-wiped. With the help of the dwarf and Butler's sister , Juliet, they raid Spiro Needle, the building housing Spiro's company, and retrieve the C Cube again. It ends with the fairies and Foaly mind-wiping the three humans, and Artemis gives Mulch Diggums a (supposed) medallion that Holly gave to Artemis in The Arctic Incident, while secretly being a disk that will bring back his memories of the fairies. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز سوم ماه ژانویه سال 2006 میلادی عنوان: آرتمیس فاول و رمز ابدی - کتاب سوم؛ نویسنده: ایون کالفر؛ مترجم: شیدا رنجبر؛ تهران، افق، 1384؛ شابک 9643691721؛ چاپ دوم 1385؛ چاپ سوم 1386؛ چاپ چهارم 1387؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان ایرلندی - سده 21م آرتمیس فاول، نوجوان نابغه و ماجراجو، با قطعات کلاهخود‌ها و سلاح‌هایی که به غنیمت گرفته‌، یک میکرو کامپیوتر می‌سازد، که از فناوری انسان‌ها برتر است؛ سپس تصمیم می‌گیرد اختراع تازه ی خود را به «جان اسپرو»، یکی از صاحبان صنایع، که با مافیا هم سر و سری دارد بفروشد؛ اما رو دست می‌خورد و گرفتار می‌شود…؛ آرتمیس فاول و رمز ابدی - جلد سوم این مجموعه، در عین پیوستگی با دو کتاب اول و دوم اثری مستقل به شمار می‌رود تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 10/06/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ruthie

    What I love about Artemis Fowl is that, unlike Harry Potter, good things don't just happen to him because he was born special. Things happen his way because he's smart - he thinks ahead and he always out-plans his opponent. And he's just a kid. I've always loved books about an invincible kid hero. (think: Ender) But don't read these books looking for Ender. :-) Artemis is a criminal who makes just enough truly good decisions to keep him interesting all the way through. The first book was a little What I love about Artemis Fowl is that, unlike Harry Potter, good things don't just happen to him because he was born special. Things happen his way because he's smart - he thinks ahead and he always out-plans his opponent. And he's just a kid. I've always loved books about an invincible kid hero. (think: Ender) But don't read these books looking for Ender. :-) Artemis is a criminal who makes just enough truly good decisions to keep him interesting all the way through. The first book was a little harder for me to get into. Navigating the world of not-like-Tinkerbell fairies and Artemis' mind was so odd. (And it was on audio - maybe that made the difference.) But when I picked this one up (I skipped the 2nd by mistake.) I was familiar with the Artemis Fowl world, and the cast of characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book; it was a fast read and hard to put down.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    I never tell people exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared Artemis, invents a supercomputer which no human can think of. Just extraordinary! (I don't want to spoil this what that comp. can do) The name of his invention is C Cube. It is made by the technologies of Fairies also. Artemis uses the things which his bodyguard confiscated from fairies in the first book. Now, as always, Artemis wants fortune. Huge amount of Fortune. So he plans to sell his astonishing invention to a bus I never tell people exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared Artemis, invents a supercomputer which no human can think of. Just extraordinary! (I don't want to spoil this what that comp. can do) The name of his invention is C Cube. It is made by the technologies of Fairies also. Artemis uses the things which his bodyguard confiscated from fairies in the first book. Now, as always, Artemis wants fortune. Huge amount of Fortune. So he plans to sell his astonishing invention to a business man named, Jon Spiro, in exchange of huge amount of gold *That's where the story becomes more exciting* Spiro steels the C Cube from him and the story revolves around how Artemis will retrieve the C Cube? Again! In this book Artemis hadn't had his bodyguard for help. He got deadly injured. Artemis was on his own. I thought so. But nottt! This time, again, Artemis teamed up with Fairies to regain the C Cube. Fairies was also threatened by the C Cube for a reason. That's why they helped. Fourth book will be super interesting. I know that!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alaina

    The Eternity Code is the third installment of the Artemis Fowl series. It was so freaking good! So much action, twists, turns, and death! I also just really love Artemis as a character - but I think I might have a new favorite: MULCH! Okay, so I'm not going to lie.. this book definitely took me on a whirlwind kind of adventure. There were so many things that I seriously didn't see coming. I'm surprised that I didn't actually but it made me like the book even more! I definitely almost cried during The Eternity Code is the third installment of the Artemis Fowl series. It was so freaking good! So much action, twists, turns, and death! I also just really love Artemis as a character - but I think I might have a new favorite: MULCH! Okay, so I'm not going to lie.. this book definitely took me on a whirlwind kind of adventure. There were so many things that I seriously didn't see coming. I'm surprised that I didn't actually but it made me like the book even more! I definitely almost cried during some scenes but I was so happy with the overall turnout. I'm still shocked that Artemis is around 13 years old and outsmarting so many people. I loved the ending of this book though. He basically told me what would happen if they did something that he didn't want. They did it still. Now I can't wait to see evil kid genius again! Or whoever he will be after that memory swipe. Overall, the action was jam packed. The "deaths" were almost heartbreaking. The friendships that were formed or getting a stronger bond were amazing. I love Artemis and Butler together. Then there's Holly who should really stop changing her mind on healing people. That girl needs a break! Mulch is my favorite because he insults people from time to time. I need more and I really need the next book!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Veronique

    Really rather enjoyed this next adventure of Artemis Fowl and the fairies. It helps that the previous two books fleshed out the characters. I find I’ve come to care for all of them :0) Colfer also puts together some brilliant plots. Here it is maybe a little more straightforward, which is not a negative, and features a crazy heist a la Mission Impossible. Lots of fun!

  7. 5 out of 5

    ★ Jess

    Mind Blowing Technology, sarcastic centaurs, A kleptomaniac Dwarf, a 13 year old criminal Genius, a crippled body guard, faries and tight security sky scrappers. This is Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code! A tale of Action, Adventure, Comedy and friendship- Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code has it all ! The Eternity Code is 13 year old anti-hero Artemis Fowl’s 3rd adventure, and perhaps his most exciting yet. In this story, Artemis has made a high tech gadget, using stolen fairy technology-decad Mind Blowing Technology, sarcastic centaurs, A kleptomaniac Dwarf, a 13 year old criminal Genius, a crippled body guard, faries and tight security sky scrappers. This is Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code! A tale of Action, Adventure, Comedy and friendship- Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code has it all ! The Eternity Code is 13 year old anti-hero Artemis Fowl’s 3rd adventure, and perhaps his most exciting yet. In this story, Artemis has made a high tech gadget, using stolen fairy technology-decades ahead of its time. It holds the secret to the underground fairy world. When American business owner Jon Spiro steals it, and Artemis is kidnapped, the “usual gang” must retrieve him and the gadget. Before it is too late. The problem? The gadget, and Artemis are being held in the Spiro Needle- an impossibly tall skyscraper- and the most secure in the country. Captain Holly Short (The fairy), Mulch Diggums (The dwarf) and Juliet Butler (the body guard-in training) must break into the Spiro-Needle and free Artemis and his gadget. It will be much harder then it sounds… This book is packed with Action, adventure, friendship, and a smart joke will be found on almost every page. There are many twist’s and turn’s, and this tale will not make sense unless the previous books have been read. A Superb Read, and very enjoyable.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elsa Qazi

    4 stars "The world will remember the name of Artemis Fowl." This book had me engrossed. Though not as good as the first one this was still a masterpiece. The action, character development and ingenious designs of the boy genius had me on the edge of my seat. Will be forever grateful for this series.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Adibah Atiqa (persephtiyareads)

    “And one more thing. About my name — Artemis — you were right. In London, it is generally a female name, after the Greek goddess of archery. But every now and then a male comes along with such a talent for hunting that he earns the right to use the name. I am that male. Artemis the hunter. I hunted you.” Oh, Artemis ! You're such a devious genius little creature and you have my heart for that because why ? YOU JUST MAKE ME CRY The third book in this installment make me fond of these characters “And one more thing. About my name — Artemis — you were right. In London, it is generally a female name, after the Greek goddess of archery. But every now and then a male comes along with such a talent for hunting that he earns the right to use the name. I am that male. Artemis the hunter. I hunted you.” Oh, Artemis ! You're such a devious genius little creature and you have my heart for that because why ? YOU JUST MAKE ME CRY The third book in this installment make me fond of these characters much more. I love how the characters development towards each other. How the finally realized, they aren't enemies and so close enough to call as 'friends'. But oh how, they're different species (Mud People and the People) and for that, the secrets and revelation of identity could put a threat towards each other. “When the moment comes, will you take your chance to be a hero?” This book have A LOT of whoa-i-didn't-see-that-coming moments. It's really hard to put the book down, knowing every scene is keep going on fast pace motion. It's a really a fun and amazing ride throughout the book. Other than that, the emotional wave at the very last chapter. It's just so undeniable not to shed any tears because really, I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE CHARACTERS. “I never tell anyone exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared.” Oh, stop with that drama queen Artemis hahaha, you're just always get me knock off with all those plans. “Together we will be unstoppable.” and to sums up, I AM TOTALLY SCARED OF WHAT WILL BECOMING OF ARTEMIS. I NEED TO GET TO THE NEXT BOOK !!! my reading's playlist of this series : https://open.spotify.com/user/debbyhattan/playlist/1rQmLp9EHxnQwB72zHGgSk

  10. 4 out of 5

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    I loved The Arctic Incident so much that this was a bit of a letdown as the follow-up. Having said that, it was a very entertaining book. Even though I have a paper copy, I picked up the audiobook narrated by a favorite British actor of mine, Nathaniel Parker. He narrated the heck out of it. I loved his various accents, everything from Irish to New Yorker. Artemis is still being a criminal genius, but his conscience is being impacted by his father's return and new lease on life, and his associat I loved The Arctic Incident so much that this was a bit of a letdown as the follow-up. Having said that, it was a very entertaining book. Even though I have a paper copy, I picked up the audiobook narrated by a favorite British actor of mine, Nathaniel Parker. He narrated the heck out of it. I loved his various accents, everything from Irish to New Yorker. Artemis is still being a criminal genius, but his conscience is being impacted by his father's return and new lease on life, and his association with the Faery people. When his latest scheme results in a tragic outcome to one of his beloved companions and powerful fae technology falling into the hands of a megalomanic, immoral tech billionaire, he has his work cut out for him getting it back. I still love the concept of a teenage super-genius would-be villain. I like that Artemis is still antiheroic without being sociopathic or downright evil. His character has grown and it makes him more interesting. I love his bodyguard, Domovoi Butler, so some things that happened to him weren't my favorite. His sister, Juliet has a much larger role. She's a fun character. Very much a late-teenaged girl, but also with a genetic and upbringing that makes her a lethal and capable bodyguard. I'm a sucker for anything Faerie, so those part definitely appealed. I didn't think Holly's role was as impactful, but Mulch Diggums is always a hilarious character. He's a bit disgusting, if I'm honest, but still lots of fun. I will say this, Colfer knows how to create some reprehensible villains. He always makes me laugh, but at the same time, there is a chilling undercurrent when you consider that these people are wanting to do terrible things to a teenaged boy (even one as annoying as Artemis Fowl). Arno Blunt is rather like the evil version of Butler, but much less awesome or cool. In other words, he's no match! This book has some enjoyable spy action scenes and faerie happenings, which I appreciated. I think I was just so impressed with the last book, that it seemed to fall short for me. I can't say too strongly how much I will miss Butler taking more of a physical role in the books, if what has happened in this one affects future books like it seems it will. You know I will keep reading this series. Overall rating: 3.5/5.0 stars.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Susy

    4 stars I looooved being back with Artemis, Holly and Butler and follow them on their adventures. That I've grown attached to all these characters became clearly apparent when (view spoiler)[Butler was shot and I was like nooooo! Can't be true! Will not continue the series if he's out! lol Happy to see he's back, though not to his usual self. (hide spoiler)] The writing is getting better and I’m growing very attached to all the characters. Very much looking forward to the next book! 4 stars I looooved being back with Artemis, Holly and Butler and follow them on their adventures. That I've grown attached to all these characters became clearly apparent when (view spoiler)[Butler was shot and I was like nooooo! Can't be true! Will not continue the series if he's out! lol Happy to see he's back, though not to his usual self. (hide spoiler)] The writing is getting better and I’m growing very attached to all the characters. Very much looking forward to the next book!

  12. 4 out of 5

    ✨R y e✨

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. CAN WE ALL STOP FOR JUST A MOMENT AND CRY BC MY SHIP WAS SAILING PERFECTLY FINE BUT THEN IT WAS EFFING RUINED BY THOSE FREAKING MIND WIPES!!! Sorry, I'm professional again. I really liked this story because this book wasn't about a bad guy from the fairy world. It was a Mud Man. Then, Butler was healed (again by the beautiful and talented Captain Holly Short), but he was permanently.....old....??? Plus, Juliet is back!!!!!! Omg and she's prettier than ever! Her badass moves are better than ever! Now CAN WE ALL STOP FOR JUST A MOMENT AND CRY BC MY SHIP WAS SAILING PERFECTLY FINE BUT THEN IT WAS EFFING RUINED BY THOSE FREAKING MIND WIPES!!! Sorry, I'm professional again. I really liked this story because this book wasn't about a bad guy from the fairy world. It was a Mud Man. Then, Butler was healed (again by the beautiful and talented Captain Holly Short), but he was permanently.....old....??? Plus, Juliet is back!!!!!! Omg and she's prettier than ever! Her badass moves are better than ever! Now for the best part......Holly and Artemis get close!!!!! They both were going to miss each other and even though they didn't say much before the brain wipes.......they.....(me crying right now) both had the thoughts and Artemis's were so sweet.......😭😭😭😭 I'm gonna have to end this now bc I'm crying and can't see what I'm typing. gave s fun ife

  13. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Dust

    I know how this book ends but THAT DOESN'T MEAN I DON'T CRY EVERY TIME.

  14. 4 out of 5

    camille.andherbooks

    Artemis is such a polarising character. On one hand, you can see how vulnerable and emotionally stunted he is because of his upbringing and complications of him being a child genius, so you empathize with him. On the other hand, you know that he's still just a cheeky boy that you can't help but just shake your head on his schemes and deviousness. 🤦🏻‍♀️

  15. 5 out of 5

    David

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. *Spoilers* This book, Artemis Fowl: And the Eternity code by Eoin Colfer, was a cracking good read. After having read the past books, this one is my favorite because it has well written humor and a great plot that keeps you hooked from the beginning. The series is about Artemis Fowl, a young criminal genius that comes in contact with the fairies that live below ground. On this book, the author uses great imagination when he makes Artemis use the fairy technology he stole in the first book to crea *Spoilers* This book, Artemis Fowl: And the Eternity code by Eoin Colfer, was a cracking good read. After having read the past books, this one is my favorite because it has well written humor and a great plot that keeps you hooked from the beginning. The series is about Artemis Fowl, a young criminal genius that comes in contact with the fairies that live below ground. On this book, the author uses great imagination when he makes Artemis use the fairy technology he stole in the first book to create something he calls a C-Cube, a piece of technology far beyond ours that lets you control everything that is on the web. Artemis goes to Chicago in hopes of extending his founds by selling it to businessman Jon Spiro. The author introduces us the plot when Spiro steals the Cube and makes us even more hooked into it when Spiro's bodyguard shoots Butler (Artemis' bodyguard and friend). This becomes a problem, but Artemis manages to freeze Butler and uses help from fairy officer Holly Short to then revive him. Artemis then asks Holly Short and his fairy friends to help him regain the Cube by entering Jon Spiro's top head security building. This is when the story begins to get exciting, since the best part is how Artemis' plan just fits right in with every single aspect and detail of what happens, and the author made a great job by making Artemis' plan just hit you in the gut when it all works out. In the end, Artemis manages to get into the top security vault and regains the Cube, and Eoin brings even more justice into the story when Artemis bankrupts Spiro's company in the process. The reader feels as if all he has read is gone when Artemis gets his mind wiped out, making all memories of fairies disappear. In the end however, the author fills us with hopes of reading the next book when yet another of Artemis' great schemes will make him regain it in the future. I recommend this book for everyone, since it really is a good read and when you (or at least I did) finish reading it, you will just wish that it goes on.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Marina

    The Eternity Code is the strongest book in the series so far. Artemis has changed from the villainous mastermind 12-year old we met in the first book, but a lot of the things in his life has changed. He has family back, he has friends, and most importantly Artemis has grown a lot as a person: he has developed a conscience. None of which would have been possible if wasn't for fair-folk in the Lower Element Holly, Folly, Root, and of course Mulch. But even with all of that, Artemis is not ready to l The Eternity Code is the strongest book in the series so far. Artemis has changed from the villainous mastermind 12-year old we met in the first book, but a lot of the things in his life has changed. He has family back, he has friends, and most importantly Artemis has grown a lot as a person: he has developed a conscience. None of which would have been possible if wasn't for fair-folk in the Lower Element Holly, Folly, Root, and of course Mulch. But even with all of that, Artemis is not ready to let go of his criminal dealing entirely. And his hubris costs him big time. Let's just say there were some tears spilled over this book. The plot was simply riveting and I think this is definitely the best book by far, not just in terms of characters, but also writing quality. It's almost as if it's growing more mature alongside the main character. The end is wrapped up neatly - I'm guessing this was supposed to be the last book originally. And it ends on a good note if this is where you want to finish. I will go on reading the series from here. I do have a couple of questions: a few of times Butler uses his influence to prod Artemis onto the right path? Why hasn't he done so before to keep Artemis from his evil schemes in the first place? If Artemis is a genius, then why hasn't he tested out of school? He could be doing college level work instead of being forced to spend time in a learning environment beneath him and perhaps spend time with people his own age in some other capacity?

  17. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Wright

    For those of you who have read Eoin Colfer's series about Artemis Fowl, you will understand the possibility for addiction. That is also true for those who have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books and Lemony Snicket's books written by Lemony Snicket and Brent Helquist. You read one book and the author transports you to a realm that is far away and filled with wonder. You do not have to be a child or young adult to be drawn in. That is the case for me with Eoin Colfer's books. Books 3 For those of you who have read Eoin Colfer's series about Artemis Fowl, you will understand the possibility for addiction. That is also true for those who have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books and Lemony Snicket's books written by Lemony Snicket and Brent Helquist. You read one book and the author transports you to a realm that is far away and filled with wonder. You do not have to be a child or young adult to be drawn in. That is the case for me with Eoin Colfer's books. Books 3 and 4 of the series, The Eternity Code and The Opal Deception, feature Artemis and his bodyguard, Butler, about to pull off the largest technology coup - to sell a technologically advanced computer made with fairy electronics. This is to be his last illegal deed in order to become legitimate as his father has requested. However, it all goes wrong and Butler almost pays the ultimate price. Artemis agrees to undergo a mind swipe in order to receive a "healing" for Butler. In the next book, Artemis goes up against Opal Koboi, a fairy genious and criminal, after having his memories restored about the fairy people. He must save the secrecy and existence of the fairy people from the "mud people" or humans that Opal is determined to expose the fairy people and world to. Both books are another example of the excellent writing skills of Colfer! Although the books were released in 2009, netgalley.com is offering them for review in anticipation of the final book in the series release date of July 2012. I find them to be timeless classics of children's fantasy.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lazybee

    Mulch is the best supporting character in the series. He is witty, clever and shady as hell, but still lovable. The kleptomaniac dwarf stole the show in this book. Artemis fowl decides to build a mini-super computer, C Cube, using the fairy technology. But the plan goes awry when he underestimates an enemy. And the C cube ends up in the hands of Criminal.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Luc of Swords

    ocean's 11 my ass

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would! I remember reading the first two a couple years ago and not being that enthused, but I had a fun time reading this. It’s pretty fast paced and super easy to get into the story, and over all I found it really enjoyable. The writing style sometimes got a bit annoying, with some dialogue or small actions seeming a bit unrealistic, but I realised that I might not have thought that a couple years ago, when I was more in the age group intended. I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would! I remember reading the first two a couple years ago and not being that enthused, but I had a fun time reading this. It’s pretty fast paced and super easy to get into the story, and over all I found it really enjoyable. The writing style sometimes got a bit annoying, with some dialogue or small actions seeming a bit unrealistic, but I realised that I might not have thought that a couple years ago, when I was more in the age group intended. And again, it wasn’t that often, so I don’t mind it too much.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Madeleine (Top Shelf Text)

    This was my favorite in the Artemis Fowl series so far! I love how this book revealed more of the relationships between the characters and the plot was so well done. Once again, the audiobook was fantastic.

  22. 4 out of 5

    BAM The Bibliomaniac

    I didn't really like this book as much as the other two. I'm not sure why I think it has something to do with Butler. I did enjoy seeing his sister being a bigger part of the story this time.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lulu

    I have vivid memories of the first two Artemis Fowl books, but apparently none whatsoever for this one. Apparently I didn't reread it very often -- which is a shame, because it is an excellent instalment. The characters really come into their own here, with great chemistry between all the cast -- plus, Juliet gets to play a bigger role, and she is so much fun. The writing style has really picked up too, and while the plot doesn't have quite as much going on as in previous books (that is, not ever I have vivid memories of the first two Artemis Fowl books, but apparently none whatsoever for this one. Apparently I didn't reread it very often -- which is a shame, because it is an excellent instalment. The characters really come into their own here, with great chemistry between all the cast -- plus, Juliet gets to play a bigger role, and she is so much fun. The writing style has really picked up too, and while the plot doesn't have quite as much going on as in previous books (that is, not every single character is involved in their own subplot that ties into the main plot), it does make for a smoother, more unified feeling. A maturer Artemis Fowl adventure, I guess. My main issue with this book was how often it's brought up that Fowl is a genius. We know this from the first two books -- where it is telegraphed loudly, but there is some evidence to back it up. This book starts with Fowl being suckered in the most simple of ways, and his adversary, Spiro, just doesn't seem nearly as smart as, say, Foaly was in the first book or Opal in the second. So it was hard to believe that Spiro was so easily winning. And while the main thrust of Fowl's plan is not as disastrous as in other books, it just makes it all the more grating to hear, every few pages, that Fowl is a genius/his plan is to be trusted because he's so smart/but Artemis knows what he's doing because he always does. Plus, we have ample evidence -- again, from the previous two books -- to know that Fowl has some huge blindspots. It would just be much better for Colfer to trust that we can see his genius, than to feel he needs to tell us that constantly. The other issue, though this was much smaller, is that while taking Butler more or less out of the equation for the main heist raises the stakes considerably (he's an OP character even in a book chock full of them), I did really miss him. He's great fun, and is both literally and metaphorically a huge presence in the previous books, so his absence was very noticeable. I suspect it is those two points that stopped me rereading this one quite so much, but this was definitely a very good entry into the series, and I'm glad I could read it with more-or-less fresh eyes!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kit

    Having read books one to six, I have always liked the Eternity Code best in the Artemis Fowl series. It shows Artemis at his best and most interesting: still cold, still calculating, but beginning to doubt himself and his motives, on the cusp of the redemption journey that takes up the rest of the series. The balance between Artemis’s old criminal ways and his new take on life is just right in the Eternity Code, as on either side he swings too much one way or the other. It’s the first time he is Having read books one to six, I have always liked the Eternity Code best in the Artemis Fowl series. It shows Artemis at his best and most interesting: still cold, still calculating, but beginning to doubt himself and his motives, on the cusp of the redemption journey that takes up the rest of the series. The balance between Artemis’s old criminal ways and his new take on life is just right in the Eternity Code, as on either side he swings too much one way or the other. It’s the first time he is really conflicted, making it a milestone in his character development. As for the plot itself, it’s as good as any in the series, with a couple of big twists, packed with jokes (though maybe a little too many about farting) and a sufficiently slimy, wily villain that is definitely not Opal Koboi. We also see Juliet at her least irritating, as her vain teenager/dumb muscle role is toned down, whilst Artemis’s relationship with Butler is explored more deeply, which helps to humanise them both. On the fairy side of things, Holly and Foaly are on form and Mulch’s Mafia time was a change of pace that added real, immediate danger. The humanity-bashing is also lighter than in later books. There is less focus on the green message and very little patronising from the fairies. The villains, excepting Pex and Chips, are less comic (when compared to Kronski and Opal in her more insane moments) and, naturally, it has the infinite advantage of featuring Root before book four, in which he got (view spoiler)[misty-eyed and sympathetic in book four in preparation for his death (hide spoiler)] . Finally, for me, the best bit had to be the parody of ‘savage’ racial stereotyping, when ‘Nuru’ meets Bobby, the Kenyan warrior with Nikes and a mobile phone. I crack up every time.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Chuck

    So far, my favorite in the series. Artemis has managed to restore both of his parents not only to the land of the living, but to health. There's a down side--Dad is a reformed man, more concerned about family than wealth, so Artemis must control his shenanigans. He decides to have one last caper . . . Unfortunately, he tries to extort money from one or the most ruthless industrialists in the world, which has the very bad effect of inadvertently putting fairy technology (far more advanced than anyt So far, my favorite in the series. Artemis has managed to restore both of his parents not only to the land of the living, but to health. There's a down side--Dad is a reformed man, more concerned about family than wealth, so Artemis must control his shenanigans. He decides to have one last caper . . . Unfortunately, he tries to extort money from one or the most ruthless industrialists in the world, which has the very bad effect of inadvertently putting fairy technology (far more advanced than anything humans have) in the hands of someone who is both tech savvy and of low moral character. So Artemis and his frienemies in the LEPRecon service must recover the technology and set a false trail so that all forget that fairies existed. Interestingly, in his repeated contact with the LEPRecon staff, Artemis has grown from a spoiled brat with criminal tendencies to a pretty likable, admirable human being. But Butler, Artemis' longtime friend and bodyguard, is nearly killed, and he is willing to do anything in order for the fairies to use their healing powers on Butler--including undergoing a mind wipe, meaning that Artemis and Butler will forget all about fairies' existence. This creates a moral conundrum--if Artemis forgets fairies, what will happen to the moral sense that has awakened in him because of the fairies? Interesting stuff--complex yet not hard to follow, a fast read, great action, and many chuckles. Worth reading even if you don't know the other books in the series.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Katrina

    Summary: fast paced action, a little humor, the gang is back. Artemis Fowl gets in trouble trying to use fairy technology to land some cash in a scheme that causes all kinds of serious mayhem. He and the fairies have to work together to prevent the clash of worlds. What I appreciate about Eoin Colfer is that his books don't change from juvenile to adult fiction halfway through the series like some other series out there. My boys have more leisure time and read ahead of me, so with the Artemis Fo Summary: fast paced action, a little humor, the gang is back. Artemis Fowl gets in trouble trying to use fairy technology to land some cash in a scheme that causes all kinds of serious mayhem. He and the fairies have to work together to prevent the clash of worlds. What I appreciate about Eoin Colfer is that his books don't change from juvenile to adult fiction halfway through the series like some other series out there. My boys have more leisure time and read ahead of me, so with the Artemis Fowl series I don't have to slow them down while I get around to previewing it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kimberley doruyter

    this one was for lack of a nicer word boring. but becuase i liked the first two i will try the next one in the series i see if it gets good again.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Katie (patronusaurus reads)

    This book moved so much more quickly than I remembered. It's like I blinked and the book was over! We once again follow ACTUAL criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl (not the whiny child presented in the movie. Seriously, if you've never read these books, don't judge them based on that dumpster fire) as he attempts one last con before going straight. Of course, it goes awry and he requires assistance from the fairy folk. This time, there is a price for their help. I just love Artemis so much. He's such This book moved so much more quickly than I remembered. It's like I blinked and the book was over! We once again follow ACTUAL criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl (not the whiny child presented in the movie. Seriously, if you've never read these books, don't judge them based on that dumpster fire) as he attempts one last con before going straight. Of course, it goes awry and he requires assistance from the fairy folk. This time, there is a price for their help. I just love Artemis so much. He's such a snotty little brat, always claiming he knows better than you, but that's because he does. Nothing gets past him. He has backup plans, from Plan B to Plan Z, and probably a handful more than that too. He is the center of his little found family, as unlikely as they all are together. All the other characters are wonderful too, but if I were to give them all their own paragraphs, this review would be ten miles long. So just know that they're fantastic. The heist in this book is full of twists and turns, and like I said, Artemis always has a solution for every seemingly unsolvable problem. I'd forgotten just how ingenious this kid is. I don't remember this as one of my absolute favorites in the series, and I still don't think it is, but it's still a great installment.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Deanie Nelder

    Artemis Fowl thought he was so intelligent that no one could outwit him -- until businessman Spiro steals Artemis's new technology, nearly killing Butler (who survives because of quick thinking and fairy magic) and putting the entire Lower Elements at risk if he figures out Artemis's fairy-derived tech. All of the great Artemis Fowl characters are back for book three, including a nearly grown-up Juliet Butler. To get Artemis's cube (made with fairy technology) back, Artemis, Juliet, Holly Short, Artemis Fowl thought he was so intelligent that no one could outwit him -- until businessman Spiro steals Artemis's new technology, nearly killing Butler (who survives because of quick thinking and fairy magic) and putting the entire Lower Elements at risk if he figures out Artemis's fairy-derived tech. All of the great Artemis Fowl characters are back for book three, including a nearly grown-up Juliet Butler. To get Artemis's cube (made with fairy technology) back, Artemis, Juliet, Holly Short, and Mulch Diggins pull off a caper so smooth it deserves its own heist movie (or at least, a two-part episode of Leverage). The near-death of Butler and knowledge of his own vulnerability change Artemis, giving us a lot of depth and character development. (view spoiler)[ It remains to be seen how much of that will hold up after the mind wipe, but that is literally another story. (hide spoiler)] Also, the audio book is wonderful, and Nathaniel Parker may be the best narrator ever.

  30. 5 out of 5

    John Loyd

    Artemis Fowl #3. Artemis invents the C Cube, a sort of gizmo to replace every electronic device ever. He shows it to Jon Spiro, not to sell, but to hold off production if his price is met. He's rushing into this rash move because soon his father could be well enough again to take over the family business. Spiro has no compunction against killing and has his lackeys open fire on Artemis and takes the Cube. The cube is protected by encryption. It's not immediately useful to Spiro, but it's possible Artemis Fowl #3. Artemis invents the C Cube, a sort of gizmo to replace every electronic device ever. He shows it to Jon Spiro, not to sell, but to hold off production if his price is met. He's rushing into this rash move because soon his father could be well enough again to take over the family business. Spiro has no compunction against killing and has his lackeys open fire on Artemis and takes the Cube. The cube is protected by encryption. It's not immediately useful to Spiro, but it's possible he could reverse engineer some of the tech. They need to get it back. Artemis knows that they're going to come after him, so he can open the code, but he is formulating a plan. With the help of Holly Short, Mulch Diggums and Foaly he might just pull it off. The price for fairy help? A mind wipe. Fun, fast read. The opening a bit cringe worthy. The counter attack was better. Leaving us with a teaser for the next book. How is Artemis going to get his memory back? If you liked the first two books, it's the same humor, same characters with a new villain. 4 of 5 stars.

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