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The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl (Prebound Unnumbered))

Press: Perfection Learning (May 1, 2004)
Publication Date:2004-5
Author Name:Colfer, Eoin


Ever the resourceful young criminal mastermind, Artemis has found a way to construct a supercomputer from stolen fairy technology. 
Called the "C Cube," it will render all existing human technology obsolete.
Artemis then arranges a meeting with a Chicago businessman, Jon Spiro, to offer to suppress the Cube for one year in return for gold, his favorite substance.
But the meeting is a trap, and Spiro steals the Cube and mortally injures Butler.
Artemis knows his only hope to save Butler lies in fairy magic, so once again he is forced to contact his old rival, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrepcon fairy police.
Miraculously, Butler is healed, but there is a catch: he has aged fifteen years.
Thus, Butler's infamously ditzy sister, Juliet, is called in as Artemis's bodyguard.
Together, they travel to Chicago to steal back the Cube and ensure that Jon Spiro is put out of business-permanently.

From School Library Journal

Grade 5-8-Antihero Artemis Fowl, now 13 years old, is back. 
He has used stolen fairy technology to create a supercomputer known as the "C Cube," which will render all existing technology obsolete.
He meets with Jon Spiro, head of "Fission Chips," with a proposition.
For a price, he will suppress his cube, and allow Spiro time to sell his potentially worthless stocks and buy into Fowl Industries.
Spiro double-crosses Artemis, and in the ensuing melee he steals the C Cube and Artemis's bodyguard, Butler, is murdered.
The scene is totally out of James Bond; one fully expects to hear the familiar theme music and to see the credits as it concludes.
The action does not let up as Artemis teams with the fairy policewoman Captain Holly Short and other companions to bring Butler back to life, and then to retrieve the Cube from Spiro's Chicago fortress.
The plot is filled with crosses and double crosses, unmarked vans, and impenetrable security systems.
It's exciting stuff, but the writing is often clich‚d at worst, and merely workmanlike at best.
Butler's death scene is particularly hackneyed, echoing every overly dramatic death scene one can think of.
Still, this latest adventure is sure to be popular with fans of the series.Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZCopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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From Booklist

Could this be Artemis Fowl's last caper? His father, who was rescued from the Russian Mafia in Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (2002), seems to have turned over a new leaf.
But Artemis resolves to do one last job, a job that involves a supercomputer cube he created with stolen fairy technology.
Things go totally awry, however, when his proposed pigeon--a billionaire American businessman--turns the tables and Artemis' longtime bodyguard, Butler, is fatally shot.
Artemis puts Butler on ice, literally, and calls on Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police for help.
The existence of the cube is a threat to the fairy world, and Artemis concocts a convoluted scheme to recover it.
As in the previous two books in the series, the action is fast and furious, the humor is abundant, characterizations are zany, and the boy genius works wonders--all of which add up to another wild ride for Artemis' fans.
Sally EstesCopyright © American Library Association.
All rights reserved

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The Eternity Code is poised for worldwide domination -- Funday Times It grips like an electromagnet until the last word The Independent

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From the Inside Flap

After being held prisoner for years, Artemis Fowl's father has finally come home. 
He is a new man--an honest man, much to Artemis's horror.
He makes his son promise to give up his life of crime, and Artemis has to go along with it.
But not until he has completed one last scheme.Artemis has constructed a super-computer from stolen fairy technology.
Called the "C Cube," it will render all existing human technology obsolete.
He arranges a meeting with a powerful Chicago businessman, Jon Spiro, to broker a deal for the C Cube.
But Spiro springs a trap--he steals the C Cube and mortally injures Butler.
Artemis knows his only hope of saving his loyal bodyguard is to employ fairy magic; so once again he must contact his old rival, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police.It is going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis's luck may just run out.
.From the Compact Disc edition.

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About the Author

Eoin Colferis theNew York Timesbest-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series,Airman,Half Moon Investigations,The Supernaturalist,Eoin Colfer's Legend of...books,The Wish List,Benny and Omar; andBenny and Babe. 
He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.Andrew Donkinis the author of more than forty books forboth children and adults.
His work in comics includesBatman: Legends of the Dark Knightfor DC Comics.
Andrew lives inLondon with his family and his cat, Morgan the Ninja.

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From AudioFile

[Editor's Note: This is a combined review with ARTEMIS FOWL and THE ETERNITY CODE.]--Colfer's series features two complex societies: the wealthy, if felonious, above-ground world of the human Fowl family and the elaborate, technologically advanced underground world of the fairies. 
Artemis Fowl, the 12-year-old scion of a famous Irish crime family, sets out to restore the ancestral fortunes depleted by his father's supposed death at the hands of the Russian mafia.
The young criminal mastermind's plan rests on the kidnap and ransom of a fairy.
The ransom demanded will be fairy gold.
Into this world of adventure, corruption, and extraordinary technology comes narrator Nathaniel Parker, who has a distinct voice for everyone--from the young Master Fowl to the kidnapped LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police) Captain Holly Short and the astonishing computer genius of the fairy world, the centaur Foaly.
Parker creates a complete pantheon of accents and pacing to complement Colfer's worlds.
The sequels, in which Artemis--strangely developing what appears to be a conscience--invokes the help of the fairies to save his father (THE ARCTIC INCIDENT) and to rescue both the humans and fairies from the evil Jon Spiro (THE ETERNITY CODE) maintain the impeccable voicing and pacing developed in the first book.
The recurring characters are instantly recognizable from one book to the next, encouraging the listener to suspend disbelief and become completely immersed in the escapades, often laced with humor, of Artemis and his various companions.
While the pronunciation the Vietnamese surname "Nguyen" may startle some listeners, and the 1940s-style Asian accent is somewhat stereotypical, this does nothing to diminish the rip-roaring adventure.
Parker's splendid narration should lead to family listening that might just encourage discussion of truth, friendship, and loyalty.
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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  •     Once again, Eoin Colfer has gifted humanity with another installment of the Artemis Fowl series. The condition of this book was impeccable, and anybody would agree. Never fear, this book will be delivered in careful hands.Book ReviewI thoroughly enjoyed The Eternity Code just as much as its predecessors. I can't say I like it more, but I also can't say that I liked Artemis Fowl or The Arctic Incident more either. It is action packs just like the others, and Colfer just keeps on making Artemis an interesting character to explore.(No Spoilers)Once again, young Artemis is up to something, which isn't surprising considering he is a criminal mastermind. His plan however doesn't go as planned. When Butler gets seriously injured, he needs the help of the fairies, which he happens to have a love hate relationship with. Butler's condition is only one problem though. Artemis's failed plan has put the fairy world in jeopardy. They could finally be discovered by the humans above ground. It once again comes down to Artemis and the fairies working together to stop this disaster.Over all, I give this book a 10/10 because i love this series, and this book is spectacular. I will once again state that it would be in your best interest if you read Artemis Fowl and The Arctic Incident before The Eternity Code. Artemis Fowl is a series where reading it in order would be the most beneficial to the reader.

  •     it is amazing, one of the best books I've read

  •     I really like the Artemis Fowl series and this one was of the same caliber as the others. A little drawn out in the middle.

  •     Cross-posted on Tween Book BlogWhy I picked it up: I saw it at the library and remembered that I never got around to finishing the series.

  •     This fourth installment of the Artemis Fowl series contains all the elements that went to make the first three books so enjoyable--quick-paced plot, intriguing characters, wry humor--but the story also contains some darker facets. Basically, not everybody is allowed to survive in this episode. At the beginning of the story, Artemis Fowl and Butler have been wiped of all their fairy memories. Artemis's blossoming conscience and sense of empathy have disappeared with his memories, and he has reverted to his old unapologetic criminal ways. In the fairies' underground Haven meanwhile, Opal Koboi, the insane pixie genius, escapes custody so ingeniously that no one realizes she's gone. She then sets out on a campaign to wreak vengeance on everyone who had a hand in her capture (see book 2, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident). Her targets include Commander Julius Root, Captain Holly Short, the centaur Foaly, Artemis Fowl, Butler, and fairy society in general. By the time Holly gets wind of the plot, Opal has set her up as a murderer and a fugitive from the LEP. In order to have any sort of hope of combating Opal, Holly must first rescue and then recruit a totally nonplussed Artemis Fowl, all the while dodging both Opal Koboi and the Lower Elements Police. Fortunately, Artemis did make a few provisions for this sort of occurence before his mind-wipe. His last fairy scheme, though forgotten by him, is still in motion. I recommend this book to anyone.


  •     awesome book series!

  •     This book was almost too fairytale-ish. I outage liked it if there was more realistic events in this story.

  •     came in great shape-very satisfied

  •     Artemis Fowl - The Eternity Code is the third Artemis Fowl book.This is clearly a teen book and not aimed at adults, but I discovered it on a list of books for "those who were going through Harry Potter withdrawals."It isn't Harry Potter by any stretch of the imagination. And it isn't perfect. But it is very readable and with the exception of the over-the-top dwarf character (Mulch Diggums) it is constructed well enough that the story is fun and surprising.I found the second book in the series slightly more enjoyable than the first. This one was good as well, but "killing" characters that do not end up dead at the end of the book is becoming a bit of a literary crutch for Mr. Colfer.I've read through the third book now and have ordered the fourth. They are not great works of art, but certainly readable and worth buying.

  •     This book was filled with excitement and suspense. I could not put Artemis Fowl down! It was an novel filled with emence detail and trills.

  •     Very happy with book

  •     I choose this rating because the book is good. What I like about the book is that Artemis Fowl is going straight as soon as he pulls off the most brilliant criminal feat of his career... At least, that's the plan when he attempts to sell his C Cube, a supercomputer built from stolen fairy technology, to Jon Spiro, one of the most dangerous businessmen in the world. But Spiro springs a trap stealing the C Cube and mortally injuring Butler. Artemis's only hope of saving his loyal bodyguard is to employ fairy magic; so once again he must contact his old rival, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. It is going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis's luck may have just run out... What I dislike about the book is that I wanted to read more of it. I would recommend this book to other people.

  •     Having read the previous Artemis Fowl books, This book makes a great addition. In book one, Artemis Fowl, I hated Artemis, but eventually grew to admire him for his cunning, and intelligence. Later on I realized something. I was rooting for Artemis to win! For the first time, I actually wanted the "bad guy" to succeed. Then I later grew to realize that, maybe Artemis wasn't such a bad guy after all. In book two I liked Artemis more and more. Holly also appealed to me, as a spunky fairy who tends to disobey orders for the greater good, I found her to be a quality character. I watched Artemis and Holly slowly bond, and began rooting for them to become friends, I also found it very touching to see how much Artemis cared for his father. Also with the addition of the odd/hilarious dwarf named Mulch, the book had me laughing aloud at parts! In book 3, It became clear that Holly and Artemis were becoming friends. I enjoyed the book thoroughly, but I became very sad towards the end when Artemis had the mind wipe. I could see he was becoming a much better person. I was upset to see Artemis turn back into a criminal, snarky, arrogant teen. In this book I was touched to see him come back, I was very pleased by this book, and happy to see Opal Koboi's plans foiled. I mourned the death of Commander Root, I was touched by his final words. --TheReviewer

  •     Very entertaining. I love this type of Science fiction / fantasy. I have recommended this for 3rd and 5th grade classes. Highly engaging and vocabulary rich. Not a book that should assigned, but there are quite a few educational uses for a text like this.

  •     Nice


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