Book Analysis: Artemis Fowl

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Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl is the twelve-year-old son of a European crime lord, Artemis Fowl Senior. After doing some research, Artemis believes that he has discovered the existence of faires. He tracks down a sprite pretending to be a healer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and travels there with his friend and bodyguard, Butler, to obtain The Book of the People - the Fairy holy book that is written in Gnommish - from her.Meanwhile, Captain Holy Short of the Lower Elements police is tracking a rouge troll that has managed to reach the surface of Earth from the fairy city, deep underground. Helped by a genius centaur called Foaly, and LEPrecon commander Julius Root, she knocks out the troll. However, this uses the last of her magic, and Commander Root demands that she completes the magic restoring ritual.

Artemis decodes The Book using computerized translating software, and in the process, learns of the species of the ritual- taking an acorn from an ancient oak tree near a bend in a river under the full moon, and replacing it somewhere else. Combining these factors, Artemis and Butler track down about 100 possible places for the ritual, and start a stakeout; after several days of this, they find the place Holly has chosen, and find her starting the ritual. She trys to use the mind controlling mesmer to defend herself, but Artemis is prepared for this, and Butler tranquillizes Holly with a hypodermic syringe. The LEP, who are immediately aware of her disappearance, send Julius Root to search for her. He locates her tracker, and follows it to an abandoned whaler ship off the coast of Dublin, Ireland. Through an audio/video communicator, Artemis informs Root from Fowl Manor that he has Holly up for ransom, then destroys the whaler ship remotely by detonating a large amount of Semtex.

An LEPretrieval team is sent to scout Fowl Manor. Using their magical ability of shielding, which allows them to vibrate faster than the human eye can follow, they succeed in...
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