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Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox: a splendid book

June 8, 2009

The sixth and latest installment of the Artemis Fowl series is Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox. In this novel, Artemis Fowl is pitted against the most dangerous and formidable opponent that one can think of, who is equal in everyway to him: himself.

Travelling to the past, with his trusted friend Holly Short, Artemis must retrieve the one creature, that he killed and subsequently caused it’s extinction, the silky sifaka lemur, in order to cure his mother of a ancient and rare disease that afflicted the fairies long time ago.

What was supposed to be a simple plan: go in, grab the creature and get out, soon turns into a roller coaster ride that, at times though boring, all of which adds up to a thrilling end.

All the time while reading the book, Artemis Fowl the elder (fourteen years old) is pitted against his 10 year old younger self in a battle of wits, athletic prowess and who is the better of the two. But the battle of wits soon changes into a war with the resurfacing of an old enemy of the LEP and Artemis. Once again it’s up to Artemis Fowl in order to save the world. Can he do it?? Read the book to find out.

I can tell you that you may find the book a bit drab and boring in the middle: it only picks pace and thrills with all the mind games that are trademark Artemis Fowl. But if you pay careful attention and use a bit of brains, you can easily discern out what exactly the story is headed. But well still you couldn’t guess the events that crop up towards the end.

As my friend Arvind put it: it’s a bit of almost all of the previous series (except the third maybe) and I definitely feel this book has matched the previous ones with the thrilling ending. It’s definitely better that the previous installment: The Demon Hole. It’s a truly great story. This is a must read definitely. Definitely a must read…

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  1. Aravind permalink

    If you like fantasy books, try out Wheel of Time, Game of Thrones, Inheritance, Forgotten realms, Sword of Truth and Shannara… All these are great fantasy books… Much better than Artemis Fowl…

    • Neo permalink

      It’s not just the fantasy that i like about Artemis Fowl, it’s the brain games that are played: one outwits the other, when actually the latter has set this up in order to outwit the former at a later stage.

      Still, I will check out your suggestions out. Thanks a lot.

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