Artemis Fowl (novel)

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Artemis Fowl is a book written by Eoin Colfer. It is the first book in the Artemis Fowl series. One of the main characters is Artemis Fowl II, trying to get gold from a group of fairies.

Characters[change | change source]

Some of the main characters are:

Humans[change | change source]

  • Domovoi Butler, usually known as Butler, Artemis' bodyguard and only friend
  • Juliet Butler, Butler's little sister and in the first book Artemis' family's maid
  • Angeline Fowl, Artemis' mother. She has gone crazy with grief because her husband is missing.
  • Artemis Fowl I, a character who is not present during the book. He is Angeline's wife.
  • Artemis Fowl ||, the main character in the book, also he is 12 years old and is a criminal mastermind.

Fairies[change | change source]

  • Holly Short, an elf who works for LEPrecon (a pun on leprechaun)
  • Julius Root, an elf who is Holly's superior. He acts as a father figure. He is nicknamed Beetroot as he goes red or purple when he is angry.
  • Foaly, a centaur and computer expert. He enjoys annoying Root, and often stands up for Holly when Root is cross with her.
  • Mulch Diggums, a dwarf who steals nearly everything he can. He has lost his magic because he has entered a human dwelling.
  • Briar Cudgeon, another elf who does not get on with Root.

Plot[change | change source]

Artemis kidnaps Holly to try and get gold from the fairies. He succeeds because she does not have any magic as she has used it all. The fairies then put a time stop on Artemis' manor, to control the time for eight hours so they can get Holly back. As the negotiations fail, the fairies attack, but Artemis and Butler beat the fairies. The fairies send in Mulch, who discovers the reason Artemis knows about the fairies. They then send in a troll, which very nearly kills Butler and severely injures Holly. Luckily, Holly has got her magic back, so she can heal them both. After the troll episode, the fairies finally decide to give Artemis the gold, planning to kill him later so they can take the gold back. Artemis however escapes the time stop. At the end of the book, Artemis has given half the gold back so Holly heals his mother Angeline, who was sick.

The book received a good review by reviewers.[1] A movie adaptation was released on Disney+ on June 12, 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Artemis Fowl Official Site". Retrieved 2008-03-15.