Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex

by Eoin Colfer


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Dabbling in fairy magic has led Artemis Fowl to develop the Atlantis Complex (aka multiple-personality disorder). And now, with the subterranean city of Atlantis under attack from vicious robots, he is too nice to be of use to anyone.
Can Holly get devious Artemis back before they strike?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781368036948
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Series: Artemis Fowl Series , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 17,797
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of eight books in the Artemis Fowl series and well as Iron Man: The Gauntlet, the WARP trilogy, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife and two sons.


Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth:

May 14, 1965

Place of Birth:

Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland


Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987

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Artemis Fowl; The Atlantis Complex 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 715 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I literally had to stop reading every once in a while because I was laughing too hard to focus. Orion is hilarious and humiliating, and Artemis (therefore Mr. Colfer) once again proved his (their?) genius-ness. The plot is a good one, though I admit that it's more moral-filled than the others. I prefer just reading about Butler and Holly blowing things up together and Artemis carrying out his schemes. I like Angeline's part in the book and after I finished reading I wanted to design Atlantis #3 and get arrested just so I could test the security. Once again, this was an amazing book and Colfer is well on his way to becoming my new role-model. Goos job to him, and I think everyone familiar with the story- or comedy- should definitly read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is definitely ONE OF THE BEST I've ever read. I am a big fantasy lover and this is definitely in my collection. I think all around, it is FANTASTIC! It is funny, exciting, smart...I hope the latest will be as good as the rest! :) The WHOLE SERIES has been amazing so far. Keep it up, Eoin! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will either love/appreciate this latest installment, or be severely disappointed. The most likely cause for disappointment would be Artemis's strange absence - psychologically that is. Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, symptoms including OCD, paranoia and multiple personality disorder among many other psychological issues. As a result, the Artemis we know and have grown fond of is.not entirely 'there'. And as a result, Artemis's alter ego, Orion, often takes over. And Orion is hardly a genius. Granted, Colfer does an amazing job with this new Orion fellow as well as the remaining characters. The dark humor is there, the one-liners present, Mulch's sarcasm as vibrant as ever and the banter is perfect. And when 'Artemis' (not Orion) is present, the novel holds true to its predecessors. Don't get me wrong, Orion is a riot and I laughed more than once when he showed up, but there is a reason I picked up the Artemis Fowl book.and it most certainly was not because I wanted a book about this Orion guy. So where is Artemis? Oh, he's there. In bite size pieces and as a result, it would seem as though this novel were severely lacking. But despite Orion's humor, the novel is darker than any of the others before it, not only because of the strange emphasis on emotions, but because Artemis and the gang always seem a step or two behind their adversary as opposed to a dozen steps ahead. We're so used to the ingenuous Artemis being so far ahead of the game that by the time we manage to understand the twists and turns, we're struck with awe. But now the team can't seem to catch up effectively - and this new vulnerability brings another aspect into play; and makes the reader shiver with anxiety in an entirely new way. I do miss Artemis's deductions and the rapid twists and turns that leave me in the dust. What's worse is that this new adversary isn't nearly as formidable as Opal Koboi (whose name I genuinely fear). Yes, this novel was very different. But it was darker and in that sense, better. Yet, the boy we've become accustomed to seeing isn't there. And that for me, as a reader, was painful enough. But maybe this was Colfer's point in the end - this new vulnerability that the characters face. This novel runs deeper than the others and the emotions are stronger and that much more terrifying. Under this new lens - then it is probably the best in the series. After all, no other Fowl book has had this effect on me once I put it down. Even now there is a looming darkness that I cannot seem to place. This novel is very different. But if you read it, expecting another 'Fowl' novel, you will be disappointed. Instead, I suggest reading it under a new lens that has not been stained by expectation and to appreciate the differences and what it has to offer. This latest installment is good.very good but for different reasons entirely. And this strange drift away from the other novels can we welcomed - once. If Colfer repeats this venture again, I can confidently say that this new plot line has overstayed its welcome. But for now - this book was strangely amazing and definitely unforgettable.
Balina More than 1 year ago
Totally awesome. Read it, loved it.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Artemis isn't right in the head. He's having a touch of OCD - talking in words of five or rearranging items on his desk. He's also feeling paranoid. Plus, he has an idea to save the world. After sending Butler off on a bogus mission, he meets the new commander, Foaly, and Holly Short to explain his latest idea in Iceland. Just before he demonstrates the new technology, a large space vehicle appears. It's one of Foaly's more brilliant designs, but now it's under someone else's control, and that someone is using it for deadly purposes. As they attempt to escape the area, Artemis is hit and undergoes a personality switch. Holly must hold everything and everyone together while trying to escape the situation and uncover the meaning behind their attack. Unfortunately, she could really use Artemis's crafty criminal skills, but for now she must deal with Orion. Can Artemis fight through the Atlantis Complex (a disease enabled by the combination of guilt and fairy magic) in time to help save the people he loves - and his mind? I love Artemis Fowl. He's such an evil genius but also a great character to root for. Right now, he's struggling with his past actions and feels tempted to turn to the good side. I'm not sure how I feel about that, but it's interesting to watch the struggle. I love the sidekicks of this book. I love the relationship between Butler and his sister and their crazy athletic ability to kick butt anytime, anywhere. I love Holly Short - she's feisty and sarcastic, always breaking the rules, and she has a good heart. I really can't wait to see what will happen next.
The_Shadow412 More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl wants to save the world, but he has a little problem. After his brief stunt with magic and all the guilt he's had built up over the years, Artemis has picked up a fairy sickness-Atlantis complex. Artemis has OCD, paranoia, and has a whole new personality-Orion, a white knight who's in love with the fairy princess Holly Short. But his sickness isn't Artemis's only problem, an unknown enemy for Holly's past plotting against the fairy world and Holly needs everyone's help to stop them. This Artemis Fowl book is just as funny and action packed as the others. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remembered when I first learned about the series Artemis Fowl. I saw the book, the Time Paradox. I read the inside flap out loud dramatically, and the owner of the book snatched it away. I rolled my eyes. Artemis was a girl's name! Finally, one day, I was bored to pieces at a sleepaway camp. One girl had brought the first Artemis Fowl book, and so I borrowed it from her whenever she wasn't reading it. A counselor said, "Oh, Artemis Fowl? That's the best book ever! I just want to stop showering when I read this. No, I want to take it with me IN THE SHOWER, cover it with some plastic wrap, and read it there." I thought this was a bit extreme before, but now I'm considering just how much damage would be done with the plastic wrap. Maybe I could pull it off without mauling the book. This was on the second to last day at camp. While still doing my classes and following the camp schedule, I finished the book right before my friend's parents arrived, and ever since I've been hunting the books down. I'd planned on reading the Atlantis Complex today (August 3rd, day of release), but couldn't. Ah well, so long as I get it eventually.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story made me laugh so hard that I cried. Excelently written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Orion is sooooooooooo awesome
I_read_books More than 1 year ago
I've loved all of the Artemis Fowl books, but somehow this one stood out from the rest-- in a good way. Artemis is growing up, and it's apparent in the book, a fact which I liked. Also, it seemed...older somehow, but not so old that it loses it's young audience. I also loved the idea of the Atlantis Complex, and Orion's character was very fun...All in all, I loved it. A great addition to an amazing series.
Adventure-Writer-Blog More than 1 year ago
Eoin Colfer [Pronounced OWEN!] has released a new addition to his Artemis Fowl Series. A simply "magical" experience. Readers may expect the same fast-paced action sequences, memorable character appearances, and moments of peril that have defined this bestselling series thus far. Readers may, once again, enter the world of magic, brilliance, and rollicking mischief of Artemis Fowl. Eoin Colfer's genius analogies, cultural references, appropriated humor, and emotional conveyances help to make this book an easy and enjoyable read. Enter Turnball Root, the infamous brother of our deceased friend, Julius Root. Turnball brings a new, maniacal genius feel to the Artemis Fowl series. Enabling even humor, cruelty, and altogether Sherlockian deduction aspects to the usual repertoire of villains. Better yet, an avid hater of Opal Koboi. Turnball promises the thrill of brand-new adventure, an unseen challenge to the LEP. and an "under the weather" Artemis Fowl. This time around, our favorite child mastermind - Artemis Fowl rather more demented than usual. It seems he has caught a horrible fairy ailment. as a result of his improper meddling in the fairy arts: The Atlantis Complex. With newly found paranoia, split personality, and absolute fascination with the number five, will our hero be able to rise to the challenge? Read a chapter of this absolutely riveting novel online, and then buy the full version at your local bookstore [or online book outlet.]!
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
"Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex," by Eoin Colfer is the seventh installment in the New York Times bestselling Artemis Fowl series. Full of edge-of-your-seat suspense, one-of-a-kind characters, and laugh-out-loud humor, this book is sure to enthrall everyone who reads it! A unique, mysterious storyline keeps the reader quickly flipping the pages as they wonder what in the world is going to happen next! Definitely one of the best books in the series (and funniest), "Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex" is a wild ride of a story, one that is impossible to forget! The ending will definitely leave all readers eagerly awaiting the release of the eighth and final book in this amazing series!
TheLiteraryPhoenix More than 1 year ago
Ughhhhh. I just don't like this book. For me, this takes all the things I like about Artemis as a character, squashes them, and replaces them with all the stuff I passionately dislike in a Chivalrous Hero. Holly's downplayed, Foaly doesn't shine in field work at all, and Butler too dampened by concern for the people he loves to be the fearsome Butler I've grown to love. Juliet's fine. Mulch is fantastic. No 1 is... well, he's No 1. From a writing and storyline standpoint, The Atlantis Complex feels so far removed from the mood of the rest of the series. At the end of the story, Artemis himself even comments that it feels different than the other ones. For some people, this change may be good; for me, I just kept waiting for it to be done. To be perfectly honest, I'm also not crazy about the way Atlantis Complex was handled. This is one of the earliest YA/MG examples of mainstream fiction - especially fantasy! - touching on mental health that I can think of. I wish it had been handled with a little less jabbing and more seriousness.
beserene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I do enjoy the Artemis Fowl series. If ever a children's fantasy series could be called "cheeky", this one is it. It's full of cleverness, sass, humor, puns, and other entertaining things. This latest installment has the same elements the rest of the books have had. Even so, however, the series seems to be getting a little tired. Part of the problem, I think, is that our central character, Artemis Fowl, has simply outgrown his own series. He is nearly an adult now, and while there has been some attempt to expand the pattern of putting him in clever scrapes and then having the world's coolest fairy, Holly Short, work with him to save the world, it is starting to feel like the same old kid's story, which is now happening to someone who is no longer a kid. For the first time, reading this, I felt some of the details were forced instead of fun.Still, Colfer on a bad day wields a lot of entertainment power and the book remains a great escape. Moderate your expectations and you should enjoy it just fine.
ChemChick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is by far the worst of the Artemis Fowl books. I recommend skipping it and waiting for the next one.
ASBiskey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Eoin Colfer's works, particualarly the Artemis Fowl series. Unfortunately, I don't think that this book is true to the series, or particularly well written. This book goes all over, here and there, back and forth, without making any progress toward a destination. None of the characters get a chance to contribute to the plot. They are all just along for the ride. Artemis is barely in the book, other than describing his mental illness, which has him sidelined. Holly Short, who usually works off of Aremis' scheming, has little to work with. Foaly and Mulch don't contribute, and Juliette, Butler's sister, is more distracting than entertaining. Even the villian has a boring plan that isn't compelling. Even if he suceeds, there is so little to lose. There is no suspence.I suggest buying this only if you are interested in completeness. Otherwise, be patient and wait for it to become available at the library.
JenRobYoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Artemis must try to save Atlantis while trying to overcome his ¿Atlantis¿ complex psychosis he is suffering. He is suffering from fairy magic and has become obsessive, paranoid and shows signs of multiple personality disorder. Wonderful book on overcoming your obstacles while having a grand adventure.
YeJinJeon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is full of adventure and suspense. If you have been following the series from the beginning, you get a feel for how Artemis's character is really like. I strongly suggest this book to everyone who enjoys a little excitement and fantasy.
andsoitgoes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good read but not the best in the series. A lot of build up for not much of an ending. Story was all over the place. Still looking forward to the next one!
lilibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Artemis and his fairy friends are in another difficult situation - some of Foley's space probes have been reprogrammed and are about to destroy the fairy city of Atlantis. Artemis can save them - but is incapacitated by a fairy psychological disorder called the Atlantis Complex
burnit99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An old foe, Turnball Root has a nefarious plot going just at the worst time for Artemis Fowl, who is battling a psychosis called the Atlantis Complex, brought on by guilt and characterized by OC behavior, aversion to certain numbers, paranoia and multiple personalities. As well-written as the rest, and my wife proclaimed this author to be her favorite of the several she has seen at book-signings she has accompanied me to (easier to get several books autographed when some of them are carried by a very cute and affable Filipina), but it somehow seems like an add-on compared to the other books. Lots of action, but not a very blockbustery story. But, still. It's Artemis Fowl.
rspsreadinglist on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A pleasant read, but the end is very forced. Almost feel like the author either ran out of time/his page count was up, so it just ends with a very poor resolution of the plot. Perhaps the final book in the series will pick up directly from here, but even so the resolution of the situation with Turnball is too much pulled out of thin air to be very satisfying. I would recommend the earlier books in the series.
readafew on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Atlantis Complex is the 7th book in the Artemis Fowl saga. While this one was still up to snuff for the series and I enjoyed reading it, I got the feeling Eoin might be scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas of what to do with Artemis, this one felt a little forced and not quite in the same vein as the other books. If that is the case I hope he stops or at least takes some time off on the AF series until inspiration hits, rather than write poor books just to continue the series.Artemis has devised a plan to help try and save the planet from global warming and has a meeting with top Fairy folk to help him implement it world wide. Artemis seems to be suffering from OCD and paranoia and maybe some other problems besides. It really seems to be cramping his abilities to plan and reason. Holly is the first to notice the changes. The apparent sabotage of a supposedly secret meeting by a hijacked 'non-hijackable' space prob of Folly's does not help Artemis's paranoia.Something big is going on and they need Artemis to be on top of his game to help save the day, unfortunately he's got problems of his own.
les121 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Eoin Colfer delivers another great Artemis Fowl novel that¿s sure to please fans. It¿s funnier but also more serious than the last few books. The new challenges, new changes, and new emotions the characters face make the story interesting and exciting. I like that it isn¿t wrapped up in a neat little package at the end, yet still goes out on a hopeful note. Overall, it¿s a great installment that doesn¿t disappoint.
neerajgod on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think that Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex is a very good book.But there is potential for it to be a better book. It kind of lags in the middle when it shows Artemis Fowl as his alternate personality, "Orion". That part gets slightly boring at times even though it is funny and entertaining. The other problem is that all of the challenges are overcome quite easily.I say that the book is very good. I rated it 4 stars, but to be precise I think that it deserves a 4.25It is a very good book overall and quite funny and entertaining. It makes us lay waiting for the 8th and final book.