Book Review: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer

Title: The Arctic Incident
Author: Eoin Colfer
Pages: 277
Publisher: Hyperion Books
ISBN: 0786851473

The Arctic Incident sees the slightly older, perhaps slightly more mellow arch-criminal Artemis recovered from his last adventure, richer now that he has his half of a hoard of fairy gold, and happier since the Clarice Starlingesque superfairy Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon returned his mother’s ailing mind to full health.

But there is still much unfinished business: Artemis Fowl Sr. disappeared when a daring escapade designed to free his family from their criminal–not to mention deeply lucrative–past and move the family’s assets into

legitimate enterprises went horribly wrong. Held captive by the Mafiya (the Russian organized crime syndicate) for over two years, he has been declared officially dead, but Artemis Jr. knows in his heart (yes, he does have one) that his beloved father is still alive, and he is determined to find him. Meanwhile Captain Short is temporarily on assignment to Customs and Excise as punishment for letting Fowl separate her and her People from their gold and is finding her stakeout duties a little dull. It soon becomes obvious that the pair have need of each other’s considerable skills, and before long they are on track for an adventure that will ultimately have far-reaching consequences for both of them.


The Arctic Incident is the second installment in the Artemis Fowl series and it picks up from where the first book ended. This installment basically focuses on Artemis’ “new ways, refined ways” and his search for his missing dad but conflict with The People puts Artemis in a tight spot where he uses all his resources and knowledge to the most advantageous ways.

This book may not be as great as the first book, it was still a great read. The characters were still hilarious and the twist and plots thoroughly planned. The Arctic Incident was very entertaining and there never was a dull moment throughout the book although it needed that addition WOW factor that the first book provided readers. I love how Colfer continues to develop the characters and story lines critical to kee followers into reading the third installment of the series.

Artemis Fowl
1. Artemis Fowl


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