Artemis Fowl #7: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin ColferArtemis Fowl #7: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl #7: The Atlantis Complex

byEoin Colfer

Hardcover | August 3, 2010

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Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world's greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies - not humans - and most likely triggered by Artemis's dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.

Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly's past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind and the grips of a giant squid in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

New York Timesbest-selling author Eoin Colfer delivers a knockout, fast-paced, and hilarious adventure inArtemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, the seventh book in the blockbuster series.

Eoin Colfer( is theNew York Timesbest-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; andBenny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
Title:Artemis Fowl #7: The Atlantis ComplexFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.62 × 1.25 inPublished:August 3, 2010Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423128192

ISBN - 13:9781423128199

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ok Not the best in the series but definitely the funniest.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Incredibly disappointing First off, let me say I've followed the Artemis Fowl series from the beginning, ever since the first book was released back in '01. Despite being a series meant for younger readers, I still enjoyed the books (even now, as a university student!) Note, however, that I said "enjoyed". The old books are still wonderful, though I'd love to shoot whoever thought up the cover design for the re-released versions (seriously? Come on, they're terrible!) But artistic difference aside, this book does not belong in the Artemis Fowl series. It's not the same, and the differences aren't good ones. The writing style is completely different - perhaps influenced by Colfer's work on a new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book prior to writing AF #7? - and does not suit the series in the least. The descriptions, cheesy one-liners, overall structure, it's all bad. This book doesn't even seem like Colfer wrote it - sadly, he did, and the new Colfer needs to take some lessons from the old. What's most disappointing is the cast. The character's we've come to know and love seem shallower, less complex and often dull compared to previous books. Not to mention the almost-complete absence of the series main character, Artemis. He's replaced by an overly sappy, melodramatic and delusional split-personality named "Orion". I know Colfer was trying to spice the story up with a new crisis, but come on. After two pages of dealing with this moron, I wanted to throw the book across the room. We're treated to a host of other new characters as well, none of whom have the depth and passion as Colfer's previous creations. The plot is weak, unimaginative and tends to drag on at times. The ending is even worse, with the major issue (Artemis's "Atlantis Complex") just beginning to be dealt with. The final lines would not be out of place mid-chapter near the middle of the book, but as an ending? What ending? It doesn't seem like there is one. Not to mention that the major plot hinted at the end of the previous book, that past-Opal would try and break out her future self, never actually comes up aside a brief reference while dealing with another crisis. I never thought I'd say this, but perhaps it's a good thing AF #7 is the penultimate book in the series; Colfer seems to have lost his interest and passion in the characters and storyline of the Artemis Fowl series, and it really shows.
Date published: 2010-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eoin Colfer's 7th "Artemis Fowl" The new ideas that Artemis Fowl keeps coming up with are fresh and lead to original, breath-taking races and chases to the finish. The rich history of all the characters interweaved helps the reader feel for all the characters. High-tech gadgetry consists in this novel, and the awkward position Artemis is in because of the Atlantis Complex (his romantic alter ego Orion emerges instead of him for a while) is refreshingly different. There's only a four-page resolution (an epilogue), which doesn't finish very fully. As usual, the book-to-book plot doesn't seem very related.
Date published: 2010-08-27

Editorial Reviews

The Time Paradox“The author once again offers an exhilarating ride through the fantastical worldof Artemis Fowl.” -School Library JournalThe Lost Colony“Fast-paced, funny, and wholly enjoyable, the book is an action-packed thrill ride.”-VOYAThe Opal Deception“This book is magical.” -The Washington PostThe Eternity Code??“Agile prose, rapid-fire dialogue and wise-acre humor ensure that readers will burn the midnight oil to the finish.”-Publishers Weekly (starred review)The Arctic Incident“The world that Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, Gotham, orgalaxy far, far away in recent memory.” -Entertainment Weekly (A- review)Artemis Fowl“Will grab your interest, no matter what your age.” -The New York Post