Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl Series: Book 6)

(9.0/10) Action packed and full of humour.

Teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has a new mission – and this time it's personal. Artemis's mother is dangerously ill, and the only way to find a cure is for Artemis – with Holly Short by his side – to go back in time to battle his younger, more evil self . . . Action packed and full of humour – a must-read for boys and girls aged 10+.

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Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl Series series


Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl Series: Book 1
7.8/10

Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident

Artemis Fowl Series: Book 2
8.5/10

Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code

Artemis Fowl Series: Book 3
9.0/10

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

Artemis Fowl Series: Book 4
9.4/10

Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

Artemis Fowl Series: Book 5
9.0/10

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox

Artemis Fowl Series: Book 6
9.0/10

Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

Artemis Fowl Series: Book 7
9.0/10

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

Artemis Fowl Series: Book 8
4.0/10

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox reader reviews

from Delhi, India

I couldn't put The Time Paradox down. Like the previous Fowl books, this one is brimming with sly humor, re-imagining fairies that pack heat and have super-cool gadgets. What kept the pages turning for me, however, was the idea of traveling back in time to interact with yourself. In The Time Paradox, instead of plotting the perfect crime as in earlier installments, this time Artemis Fowl races to undo one of his previous criminal acts. This sets in motion a showdown between the teenage genius and his younger, more heartless self. My favorite Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, dealt with the same intriguing situation. Harry and Hermione went back in time to right a terrible wrong, and had to save the day while occupying the same time and space as their earlier, clueless selves. They were successful in part because they never directly faced themselves. In The Time Paradox, Artemis Fowl doesn't have that good fortune. Fans of the Fowl series will recognize many of the memorable characters here. Antihero Artemis Fowl himself, an autocratic teenage genius. Plucky elf Captain Holly Short of the elite LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance). The explosively flatulent dwarf Mulch Diggums. Evil pixie Opal Koboi. This book has something for everyone. It's a fairy tale with high-tech James Bond gadgetry. The action is nonstop. Author Colfer handles the fledgling love story between elf Holly and human Artemis with delicacy. It's a bit of a tearjerker, with Artemis's beloved mom near death. It's a morality play, about the extinction of a sweet and curious lemur species. It may be a bit hard to follow if you haven't read the previous books, but it's still plenty diverting. It will make you want to pick up the earlier installments.

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