The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl #6)
But when Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy.
Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to give up. With the help of his fairy friends, the young genius travels back in time to save the lemur and bring it back to the present. But to do so, Artemis will have to defeat a maniacal poacher, who has set his sights on new prey: Holly Short.
The rules of time travel are far from simple, but to save his mother, Artemis will have to break them all.and outsmart his most cunning adversary yet: Artemis Fowl, age ten.
In the 6th Artemis Fowl book, Artemis' mother falls ill with a terrible disease, and the only cure is in the brain fluid of a lemur - that Artemis himself caused to go extinct. He must travel back in time and bring the lemur back to the present, but to do so he has to face his newest and most challenging adversary - himself.
I thought this book was quite good. I couldn't put it down. I love the Artemis Fowl books because they are quick to read, often funny, and really suck you in and let you escape from the outside world.
If you're looking for with story with likeable (though not overly deep) characters, and a good, action based plot, this is the book for you.
After reading the other Artemis Fowls, I was expecting a great book. Instead, I got 391 pages of blah. Okay, so it had it's moments, but they were few and far between.
The concept of time travel, as explained by Eoin Colfer, is far fetched, confusing, and unintelligible. And, really, Opal Koboi again? Also, I want to know what was up with the aging de-aging phenomenon. And Holly and Artemis are years and worlds apart the idea of romance between them is laughable.
There were a couple of touching moments - the beginning scene, Holly's farewell, and the very last scene. But the rest of the book was poorly done. Don't waste your time on this one - trust me.
Artemis' mom wa actually that evil woman who was actually there a few days before the whole time warp thing. I was sooo confused. It took me a while to understand the whole thing: the evil lady (I forgot her name xD) somehow time warped with them and....somehow went a few days ahead so she acted like Artemis' mom so she would convince Artemis to find the lemur who went into the time warp to get the lemur and somehow got the evil lady warped as well when they came back. Confusing. Very confusing.
For some reason I just can't stop reading this series. Mybe it's because the charaters are so well drawn and interesting, or maybe it's because I love sarcastic wit. I started reading these books in middle school and have continued with the series. I always enjoy the wit and heart that Colfer puts into the books. This series is great for fantasy lovers who understand the beauty of sarcasm.
Readers Ages 10 And Up Can Enjoy This Intriguing Series
Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
By Eoin Colfer
Pub. Date: July 2008
5 out of 5 stars
PG - Violence
Artemis is just beginning to relax and settle into his new lifes routine when his mother becomes gravelly ill. The only cure: a unique lemurs brain fluid. The only problem: that lemurs species has been extinct for seven years. With Captain Holly Short of the Fairy LEP by his side and NÂ°1 the demon warlock fueling their time travel escapade, he begins his journey into the past in hopes of capturing the last lemur before its murderer gets it. But Artemiss latest plan may be the first to fail, because this time around he is up against the cleverest enemy yet. Himself at the age of 10, and yet to gain a conscience
The Time Paradox was the best in this amazing series so far. I was so far drawn into the story, I felt like I was one of the characters participating. I loved seeing how the young Artemis and present Artemis clashed. The present Artemis had gained a conscience and the ability to feel guilt, so he had new limitations and feelings to deal with. He looked at every problem with a kinder air and was no longer able to willingly risk a friend or human being or any creature for his gain. The young Artemis was hard and sometimes very cold. He was willing to do almost anything to get his father back.
The changes in Artemis through the books were so gradual that they were sometimes hard to notice, but in this sixth book in the series where the past and present Artemiss are both included, it was so obviously clear how much he had changed for the better.
The story wasnt just made up of action. There was fun to read mind-boggling provocative ideas smoothly strewn through the pages. Some interesting emotional twists between characters added an air of unease and uncertainty. Just when Im starting to give up hope, the good guys save the day by means that I feel I should have foresaw, but yet I knew I couldnt possibly have guessed.
The Time Paradox came to a gratifying close that wrapped up nicely, but left a wide open door for another book in the series. Readers ages 10 and up can enjoy this intriguing series. I do suggest though that you read the prior books in the Artemis Fowl series to best understand this book.
Date Reviewed: January 8th, 2009
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14-year-old Artemis Fowl has just returned from Limbo. Three years have passed since he left, but he hasn't gotten any older. He has retired from his life of crime, spending his days with his parents and two-year-old twins Myles and Beckett. Suddenly his mother is stricken ill. The only cure is the brain fluid from a lemur. The only problem, Artemis killed the last one almost 8 years ago. With the help of his fairy friend Holly Short, a flatulent dwarf named Mulch, and a demon warlock called No.1, Artemis must go back in time and face his biggest enemy yet, his 10-year-old self.
The Time Paradox is a unique prequel within a sequel, that will leave you glued to your chair until the end. After being disappointed with the last book I was hesitant to read this, but I was not let down. I enjoyed comparing the two Artemis', elder and younger. We get a little more insight into Butlers feelings. His loyalty to Artemis, but also his compassion for the helpless lemur. The twist at the end was a little predictable but still enjoyable. It was filled with action packed scenes, a memorable one involving a gorilla and Mulch Diggums, incapacitated having eaten a little too much soil. While this wasn't my favorite book in the series, it was thoroughly enjoyable and I can't wait for the next book!
After reading this book, I have decided. I can not possibly choose a "favourite" from the Artemis Fowl books, because as each book comes, it just gets better and better. In this book, Artemis Fowl must save a silky sifaka lemur (propithecus candidus) from his worse enemy - his younger, 10 year old self. When I heard about this book, I waited for so long, because I really wanted to know how Artemis was like when he was 10 years old. I loved how Artemis Fowl reacted to how cold-hearted his younger self was and how he said, "Is that really me?". It shows just how much he's been through in the 4-5 years since he's discovered fairies. It shows how much he's transformed from an abusive, unfriendly, thingyy boy, into a friendly, caring older boy. But he's still smart. And he always will be. I loved this book because it showed me how different Artemis has become. Another great book of the Artemis Fowl series. =D