Artemis Fowl; The Eternity Code

Artemis Fowl; The Eternity Code

by Eoin Colfer

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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. When his efforts to broker a deal for the Cube with a powerful businessman go terribly wrong, his loyal bodyguard and friend Butler is mortally injured. The only thing that will save him is fairy magic, so once again he must contact his old rival, Holly Short.

It's going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis's luck may have just run out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423124535
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 07/14/2009
Series: Artemis Fowl Series , #3
Edition description: New Cover
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 66,206
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-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; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.


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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tyor238 More than 1 year ago
In Eoin Colfer's third installment of the Artemis Fowl series, The Eternity Code, Artemis finds himself on a mission to rescue his long-time companion, Butler. After Artemis had arranged a meeting with a mob member and offered an ICube, the mob member, Spiro, stole the ICube and had his bodyguard shoot Butler. On a long and well-planned journey to save Butler, Artemis and his friends (Holly Short and others) rescue Butler and once again, Artemis proves that his evil side shows just as much as his good side. Will karma catch up with Artemis ever? Or has his good actions just balanced out all of his evil deeds as well? It's no doubt that at Artemis' early age that he has an inner criminal, but he also knows when to stop being the bad guy and to team up to do some good. Although it seems like this book is aimed more towards middle school level readers, it is an easy and enjoyable read. With all of the action that is packed into this novel, you are bound to stay on the edge of your seat and keep on reading until it is finished. Colfer's mind is utterly outstanding in the fact that he can keep this series going with one great book after another. The previous Artemis Fowl book, The Arctic Incident, left you hanging to where the question was asked, "Will there be a next book?" The sheer suspense and thrill of reading Colfer's work has left me wanting to read more of his work and a more intense anticipation of the eighth installment of the series, The Atlantis Complex, has left the adrenaline pumping. Overall, there was great description and reading was quick and very enjoyable. A thank you to Colfer just is not enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each book in this series is seriously better than the last. Colfer has created an unbelievable character in Artemis Fowl. The plot is pure genius, and will keep you on the edge of your seat. It includes humor, action, drama...everything you'd want in a book. I highly recommend this book and all the others in the series, you will not be disappointed.
Droolyboy More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl:The Eternity Code By Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl:The Eternity Code is a great book. It combines fantasy with action and suspense. It's mainly about the fairy civilization, and how one boy's actions threaten the survival of it. Artemis Fowl, a very intelligent and bright child, lives in a manor near Munich, Ireland. However, he is very different from other children. In fact, he is the only human in the world who knows about the existence of "The fairy people". With this information, he manages to steal some fairy technology, which is far ahead of ours. Then, using the fairy technology he manages to build a small, but powerful super computer called the C-Cube. This computer not only contains human devices, but also valuable fairy information as well, making it dangerous in the hands of another human who might use the fairy information to destroy the civilization. Another human, Jon Spiro, eventually learns of the computer's existence. He steals it from Artemis, after Artemis offers to sell it to him for 20 billion dollars. In order to protect the fairy civilization, Artemis and a fairy squad go on a brave adventure in order to steal back the C-Cube. Will Artemis and his team successfully steal the C-Cube? Or will Jon Spiro use the computer to wipe out the fairy civilization? READ THE BOOK YOURSELF AND FIND OUT!!!!!! Artemis Fowl:The Eternity Code is excellent in my opinion. Artemis must learn from his mistakes and make the right choices throughout the book. Although it is classified as a fantasy book, it really is part thriller too. I'd recommend the book to anyone who enjoys fantasy, action, or both.
read4ever More than 1 year ago
This book was just plain awesome! Artemis Fowl is totally the best book character I have ever come across! Not only is this book thoroughly enjoyable, but it is so movie-like that while you are reading you feel as though this entire book is playing out right before your very eyes like a scene in a movie. If you are ready for an awesomely awesome this one!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all these books
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
Such a sweet book! It is a really good book! Oh yeah, it is true!! Go Artemis Fowl!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the charectars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Happy happy happy happy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very exiting. Fenomanal writing.
Kelpjuice More than 1 year ago
This is th best book i have read. Its full of action and adventure. Its also funny!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Must read book.There are some sad parts,but it is pretty good.I really hope they don't make it a movie because they would ruin it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Artemis Fowl: the Eternity code, and I have to tell you I enjoyed it. I couldn't put it down. I was overjoyed to find that another one is comming out. I am sure it will be just as captivating as the other three.
wagner.sarah35 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl's adventures with fairies, elves and other magical creatures along with plenty of human bad guys in The Eternity Code easily lives up to the promise of the earlier Artemis Fowl books. In his criminal escapades, Artemis inadvertently reveals the existence of fairies and he must join forces again with Holly Short, Mulch Diggums, and the LEP squad to prevent a greedy criminal from exposing magical creatures to the world at large. As Artemis interacts with his former nemeses, it is interesting to see how he has developed and evolved as a character, being more like a typical young boy. The Eternity Code is a fun read, recommended to fans of YA fantasy or those who enjoyed other books in this series.
NeAd0530 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i feel this kinda a bad book it is worse the its previous books and it has a lot of action and fantasy. don't really waste your time on the book
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another wonderfully rendered audiobook with a top notch voice actor, Nathaniel Parker certainly does a very admirable job bringing us the continuing adventures of Artemis Fowl.In this third volume of the series we find Artemis questioning his "gold is power" theory both because of the influence of his fairy friends and the new disposition of his returned father. However, Artemis is determined to make one last venture before he gives up his criminal ways. To do this he has called a meeting with American cyber criminal, John Spiro. But when things go fatally awry Artemis has to make an emergency call to the LEP to both save Butler's life and possibly the very secrets of the fairy underground itself.As always, this story is filled with action, great characters and lots of twists and turns. The ending seemed a bit melancholy to me and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next in "The Opal Deception".
nules on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a cool book. I liked it at least as much as the first one, I think.
kylepx2014 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very good setting+plot, exciting
buckeyeaholic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fasten your seatbelt for another adventure with Artemis & his wee friends.
wiremonkey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't have much to say about Artemis except that it falls squarely into the category of children's escape reading. Not that there is anything wrong with that. It is a ripping good read, with a character that is not too good, if a little bit snotty. My only qualms with the series are the passages from Artemis's diary. He ends up sounds wooden and stilted instead of the genius boy he is. Still, for any action adventure fan, this is worth recommending.
hjjugovic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think this is my favorite so far in the Artemis Fowl series. Perhaps its because Artemis has grown so much, perhaps because I enjoy the new role the fairies place him in, but either way, this book gets at the heart of what makes the series so good, for both kids and adults.PLOT SPOILERS Artemis senior has woken up a new man and ask Artemis junior to go straight with him, but Artemis has to pull one last job. He constructs a supercomputer of cobbled together fairy tech and takes it to Chicago to make a deal with the infamous Jon Spiro. He offers to keep it OFF the market for a year in exchange for a ton of gold, but Spiro gets the drop on him, steals the cube, and has his thug (Blunt) shoot Butler, who reveals his first name as Domovoi before dying. Fast-thinking Artemis freezes Butler and gets Holly to heal him. Holly is trying to find out who "pinged" the fairy tech, and when Artemis reveals it was his stolen cube, the two team up with Mulch and Butler's little sister (Juliet) to retrieve it. Artemis runs the op successfully and makes up his mind to go straight at the conclusion. Unfortunately, that resolution is lost when the fairies mind wipe Artemis of all his fairy knowledge and experiences. Without that influence, Artemis determines to pursue his criminal career again, behind his father's back. But there is hope - Artemis planted a memory clue on a disk which he gives to Mulch. Artemis arranges for Mulch's arrests to be thrown out. He asks Mulch to return with the disk in two years.
Livana on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The best Artemis Fowl so far.At the beginning of the series, I did not like Artemis very much. A 12-year old cold-hearted boy, he is finally developing into a caring person. I can't wait to read the next chapter.After his father is rescued from the Russian mafia, but before he returns to Fowl Manor, Artemis wants to plan one last job. He meets with Jon Spiro, a very powerful (and dangerous) man. Artemis offers to keep his new super invention, the C Cube, a device that will render every computer technology obsolete, secret... for a fee - of course. Needless to say, Mr. Spiro is not happy with this. He doesn't want to be bothered by a 13-year old.
burnit99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Artemis uses fairy technology to create a supercomputer, the C Cube. Unfortunately, it is stolen by a Chicago businessman, Jon Spiro, and Butler is mortally wounded. Artemis enlists the fairy people to save Butler and recover the stolen technology. Another enthralling tale, but I am distressed at the permanent changes that have been wreaked upon Butler. At the end of this adventure, the fairies have decided that the safest course where Artemis Fowl is concerned is to wipe the minds of him and his people. Butler's sister Juliet has a larger role in this book, and she has become a most intriguing character herself.
fyrefly98 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Artemis is pleased to have both of his parents alive and well (or at least on the mend), but he realizes that parental supervision will likely cut short his criminal extra-curricular activities. So, he plans one last big operation: He's taken some fairy technology and used it to create a computing device that is decades beyond anything humans currently have. His plan is to dangle this technology in front of Jon Spiro, the CEO of one of the world's largest computing and communication companies, and then extort Spiro for large amounts of cash in exchange for keeping the cube off the market. However, things start going wrong - deadly wrong - when Spiro manages to outsmart Artemis and steals the cube. Once again, Artemis and the fairy folk must work together to recover the stolen cube or risk losing everything.Review: I've been listening to the Artemis Fowl books as a fun, light break from other reading, and thus far I've been enjoying them. However, I didn't feel like The Eternity Code lived up to the precedent set by the first two books. There was still plenty of action and adventure and cracking wise, which was good, but I didn't feel like the danger was as dangerous or the criminal mastermind plans so mastermind-y. The characters admit that it will take Spiro's people a while to crack the cube's code, so there isn't really a sense of urgency about Artemis's attempt to steal the cube back from Spiro's clutches. Similarly, there was barely a facet/twist of either Spiro's or Artemis's various schemes that I didn't see coming from a mile away. There were some nice character moments, and it's interesting to watch how Artemis has changed since a few books ago... but I want my heist stories to feel slick, and this one didn't quite make it there. Also, a note to authors setting a book primarily in a city with which they are not personally acquainted: have a local read your story *before* it goes to press, or else face the wrath of local readers who will undoubtedly catch your errors *after* it's gone to press. Most crime lords don't have lairs on the East Side of Chicago, because the "East Side" of Chicago is Lake Michigan, and referring to "Chicago state law" is enough to make geography teachers weep. Similarly, while I generally like Nathaniel Parker's narration - he's good with the various voices and the UK accents (at least to my uncultured ear) - his attempt at a Chicago mobster accent was almost laughably bad. 3 out of 5 stars.Recommendation: The Eternity Code was still an entertaining read, despite being the weakest of the series so far... but it did at least leave me curious to see how Colfer would carry on in the next book.
Redthing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My least favorite of the series, but don't get me wrong. ALL the Artemis Fowl books are worth reading!