This book is set in many different places but the book starts out in Ho Chi Minh City. The next and most significant place we arrive at is Haven, the “New York” for the Fairies. The most noteworthy place we read of is Fowl Manor, the very place where almost all of the action of this book takes place in.
Of the many major characters the main character would have to be Artemis Fowl, a teenage mastermind who figured out how to steal heaps of gold from “The People” a group of mythical creatures (i.e. Fairies, Gnomes, Sprites etc.). Artemis’ father had been a criminal mastermind before being kidnapped by the Russian Mafia. Artemis is a very antisocial child whose only friend is his bodyguard, Butler. (A description of butler by Artemis)” But Butler here my... ahh... butler has a sig saucer in his shoulder holster, two shrike throwing knives in his boots, a derringer two shot up his sleeve, garrote wire in his watch, and three stun grenades stuffed in various pockets...” Although the Fowl family is absurdly rich already young Artemis devises a plan to steal 1000 bars of gold from the people. A plan that if followed could lead to a war against the human race and the people.
“Artemis your money is becoming a... fixation--” –Butler- Page 14-Paragraph 3. Well put, Butler is on the money with his theory of Artemis’ money obsession. At the age of twelve young Artemis figured out how to wire 35 billion dollars to his own personal account from the Swedish government. But that was two years ago, now he is trying to steal over One Hundred Billion dollars worth of solid gold bars from a race of people that, according to the rest of the world doesn’t even exist. This is a true mastermind at work.
The problem of this book is not Artemis’, for the sole reason that Artemis is the problem. The problem is that of Captain Holly Short of the LepRecon, the police force of the People. Captain Short is abducted by young Artemis while she tries to perform a ceremonious ritual so that...