Book #55: The Eternity Code

The Eternity Code is book 3 in the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. I read the first two books a few years ago, and decided to give it another try. Artemis Fowl is a boy genius and criminal mastermind, following the generations of Fowls before him. Artemis discovers the existence of a hidden technologically-advanced world of fairies below ground. Bent on gaining the fairies’ gold and technology, he becomes pitted against Holly Short, the top fairy cop protecting her world against the invasion of humans. The series follows their various encounters as Fowl launches scheme after scheme. Colfer has created such an interesting and unique world full of battles, mafia, magic, and space-age technology. Given that it’s a children’s series, the characters can be a bit cartoonish, but over the books there’s some significant character development. I have four of the eight books in the series and they’re fun to pick up here and there for a break from weightier novels. Kids who enjoy action, fantasy, and sci-fi will appreciate this clever blend of genres. 

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