Here is the summary of the book:
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.
Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them...but then they stop playing by the rules.
This book is definitely in a class of its own. Been hearing a lot about this series but only just now picking it up. And it works big time, not just because of Artemis Fowl's mad evil genius mind or the presence of mythical creatures but on the work Colfer put in to define his world a give an overhaul to the known facts about them but still retain their innate characters.
A middle schooler, brilliant mastermind, the richest kid and most of all an evil genuis. When he finds out the existence of fairies and all such creatures attributed only to the myths & folk tales are real. He sets out with his big man bodyguard, Butler to steal one of their books - each fairy carried one and proceeded to unravel all the secrets about them. His plan being to steal fairy gold...... but the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance) proves to be a big bone in the mixture.... and it all began when he kidnapped Captain Short.
As a rule we aren't supportive towards evil geniuses (of any form) but Colfer's Artemis Fowl does just that. He is an evil mastermind, brilliant planner and a millionaire but he has a good side too and that part makes it an even more of a worthwhile read. His bond to his bodyguard Butler is evident enough of the absence of a father figure, (Butler did take on that troll head on in full gladiator fashion and lived to tell the tale) seeing a lack of friends.
Makes for a great change in reading pace. Eoin Colfer matches up some pretty cool renovations to the fairies..... A well paced and well built book. There is that fun bit of story telling, the existing twists & turns, the siege & storm..... and enough high end action to satisfy us all (and you can't miss out on the sarcastic humor too).
"Die Hard with fairies?? Definitely"