About The Book:
Written by Eoin Colfer Series Artemis Fowl Published Year 2001
Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history and with his trusty sidekicks, Butler and Juliet, in tow he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn't foolish enough to believe in all that "gold at the end of the rainbow" nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate The People from their stash is to kidnap one of their number and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action he reckons without Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--a sort of extra small Clarice Starling with pointy ears and wings--and her senior officer Commander Root, an elf who will stop at nothing to get her back.
My friend urged me to read it, I must admit I would not have picked it up on my own but I'm glad I did. It was good, very creative of the author to mix technology and magic, the pacing was good as well, not a an ounce of dullness. What I like the best is that it is vey detailed and the characters are very complex. I like this version of the cover because it shows some of the characters so you coukd imagine how they looked like; the menacing troll, Butler and Captain Holly.