Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex

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Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex
Artemis Fowl - The Atlantis Complex.jpg
European cover of Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex.
AuthorEoin Colfer
CountryIreland
LanguageEnglish
SeriesArtemis Fowl
GenreFantasy
PublisherHyperion Books for Children dba[clarification needed] Miramax Books
Publication date
20 July 2010
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback), Audiobook CD
Pages357 (Hardcover)
ISBN978-1-4231-2819-9
OCLC635637067
Preceded byThe Time Paradox
Followed byThe Last Guardian
 
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Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex
Artemis Fowl - The Atlantis Complex.jpg
European cover of Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex.
AuthorEoin Colfer
CountryIreland
LanguageEnglish
SeriesArtemis Fowl
GenreFantasy
PublisherHyperion Books for Children dba[clarification needed] Miramax Books
Publication date
20 July 2010
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback), Audiobook CD
Pages357 (Hardcover)
ISBN978-1-4231-2819-9
OCLC635637067
Preceded byThe Time Paradox
Followed byThe Last Guardian

Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex (known as Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex in Europe) is the seventh book in the Artemis Fowl series. It was published on 20 July 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 3 August 2010 in North America.[1] It was followed by Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian, which was confirmed to be the final book in the Artemis Fowl series.

Plot[edit]

On Vatnajökull, a glacier in Iceland, Artemis unveils the Ice Cube, his invention to stop global warming (by shooting reflective nano wafers into the clouds, and having them rain down with the snow, and when they land, they reflect the sun's light and insulate the icebergs), to Captain Holly Short, Foaly, and Wing Commander Vinyáya. During the presentation, Artemis counts his words, and Holly and Foaly conclude that he has Atlantis Complex, a psychological fairy disease with symptoms including OCD, paranoia, and split personality disorder. In the middle of the meeting, Artemis's scans pick up a UFO. Foaly confirms the scans, and Artemis suddenly mentally snaps, accusing Foaly of trying to steal his invention. Holly then tries mesmerizing him, but they are attacked by a mysterious spacecraft that Foaly designed to search for life on Mars. The craft crash lands, hits a shuttle, and instantly kills Commander Vinyáya and all LEP backup, leaving Holly, Foaly and Artemis stranded on the glacier without communications, weapons, or Butler.

Meanwhile, Artemis's bodyguard Butler is in Mexico. A paranoid Artemis tricked him into travelling to Cancun by telling him his sister Juliet, now a famous wrestler nicknamed "Jade Princess", was in danger. Coincidentally, Juliet and Butler barely escape a horde of zombie-like wrestling fans remotely mesmerized by Turnball Root, former commander Julius Root's reprobate brother. Despite losing his magic through committing crimes, Turnball partly restores his magic by eating a combination of mandrakes and rice wine. He escapes with several accomplices and reaches Leonor, his human wife.

Turnball hires a gang of dwarfs to take Butler and Juliet out, but they are foiled by Mulch Diggums. The three then rescue Artemis, Holly, and Foaly and all six start to pursue Turnball. However Turnball catches them and places a curse on Holly and Artemis, enslaving them.

He kidnaps №1 to reverse the aging of his wife, but Orion, Artemis's alter ego who is not affected by the mind control, saves №1 and Holly. When Leonor hears that Turnball has rigged a shuttle to explode, Leonor decides that she does not want to be young again and that she wishes only to fly one last time. Turnball can't bear the thought of life without her. She and Turnball ride deep into the ocean in the shuttle that then explodes.

In the epilogue, Artemis is his obsessive, compulsive self again and on a transport shuttle to the Argon clinic for therapy. Juliet is engaged in a wrestling match with a jumbo pixie guard, much to the entertainment of Mulch and the shuttle crew. Artemis and Foaly are teasing Holly about her recent date with Trouble Kelp. Butler calls Angeline Fowl, telling her that Artemis has a fairy disease similar to OCD. Angeline wants to visit him and is very worried and upset.

Sequel[edit]

This novel is the penultimate book in the Artemis Fowl series. The eighth and final book, The Last Guardian, was released in 2012.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Synopsis: The Atlantis Complex". Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl Review". Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Lea, Richard (26 July 2010). "Eoin Colfer to bid farewell to Artemis Fowl". London: The Guardian, UK. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 

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