Artemis Fowl the Time Paradox Book Review

Crashnibbles By Crashnibbles, 13th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A book review for the popular book Artemis Fowl the Time paradox.



The main characters in this book are Holly Short and Artemis Fowl Junior. Some minor characters are Foaly, No.1, Angeline Fowl, Artemis Fowl Senior, Butler, the 10-year old version of Artemis Fowl Junior, Opal Koboi, and Kronski.

The Setting

The story takes place in Ireland, in modern times. It is 3 years after the last book (The Last Colony)

The Problem

The problem in this story is that Angeline Fowl (Artemis Fowl’s mother) is dying from a disease. The doctors have looked at it and said that all of her organs were failing. Artemis finds out that she has Spelltropy, a sickness that is lethal and is only curable with the brain fluid of the silky sifika lemur, which is extinct. Artemis sold the last of that species to a group called the Extinctionists for 100,000 Euros. He will have to travel back into time to get the lemur in order to save his mother.

The Beginning

At the start of the book Artemis is playing with his 2 younger brothers that were born while he was in Limbo (previous book/The Last Colony). His father tells him that his mother is dying. When Artemis goes to talk to the doctor, he says that all of her organs are failing. Artemis tries to heal her with magic that he stole from Holly, but it doesn’t help at all. In fact, it just is repelled by the disease.

So Artemis gets Holly to come and help him. He also asks for No. 1 as well so that he can travel back in time to get the lemur. Then Artemis and Holly go back into time to retrieve the lemur. However, when they get back their plan to simply take it from where (as Artemis remembers) it was simply placed for a little while in a cage. Then they are captured by Butler and Artemis Younger and locked in the back of a vehicle when they take the lemur. When they arrive, Mulch Diggums helps them escape and they team up to try to get the lemur. They fail once again with their next several attempts.

The Middle

They continue trying to recapture the lemur, but actually get it from Kronski when Artemis Younger is selling it to the Extincionists. However, Butler captures Holly and Artemis sells her to the Extinctionists. Then Artemis Elder goes to the Extinctionists building. There he disguises himself and wins the debate on whether Holly should live or die. Artemis wins, but Kronski goes mad when everybody tries to escape the building.

The End

After that Holly is chased by the Extinctionists all over the place as they try to capture her. She manages to escape. Then Artemis Elder is captured by Opal Koboi, but he manages to escape. They go back to the manor and go back to the future. However, Opal Koboi comes with them over time and tries to take the lemur away by force so that she can become incredibly powerful. If you want to know what happens after this then you will have to read the book for yourself.

Rating & Opinion

I liked this book and you would like it as well if you read the other books and liked them. It is the last book in the Artemis Fowl series. It takes about 5-6 hours to read the whole book (if you can read at about 1 page in 40 seconds which isn’t that fast). Its genre is a mixture of science fiction, realistic fiction, and fantasy. It is fictional. It is written by Eoin Colfer.

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