Thursday, July 29, 2010

No more Artemis!!!

Eoin Colfer has announced that after this summer's addition to the Artemis Fowl series, The Atlantis Complex, the teen master criminal is retiring.  The series has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.  For those who have never met Artemis, we are introduced to him, in the novel Artemis Fowl, as he conspires to steal enough fairy gold to ransom his kidnapped father.  He takes on the Lower Elements Police, a collection of fantastic and mythological beings who operate like a high-tech law enforcement agency.  As far as I know, the Artemis Fowl books are the only fairy-cop novels out there for teen readers.

In The Atlantis Complex, Artemis dedicates his considerable fortune to a project designed to save the world's inhabitants, human and fairy, from certain destruction.  His sometime nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon forces, suspects that Fowl's change of heart from criminal to philanthropist is a scam or worse.

When Artemis first appeared on the scene there was a lot of talk about a possible movie version.  Now that the series has run its course, perhaps the movie will finally be made.  We can only hope.

All good things come to an end.  As summer draws to a close, there is still time to get prizes out of Davy Jones' Locker.  If you have not signed up for the "Make a Splash - READ" Summer Reading Club, there are two more weeks of fun, prizes and books!  Sign up today!  For more information, click here.

Stories in the Schools finished up this week as well.  But young readers can still participate in Read to the Pups on August 2nd and August 9th from 6:30 pm to 7 pm on the Parkland Community Library lawn.  And the Summer Reading Club Final Party, Pirates HO!, scheduled for August 17th in the evening, promises to be a lot of fun for everyone.

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