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Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Rough Cut Edition)
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Rough Cut Edition)
von Eoin Colfer
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Preis: EUR 12,63

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4.0 von 5 Sternen Arctic Incident, 14. August 2002
Artemis Fowl was one of those rare books that leapt off the shelf when you first set your eyes upon it, and couldn't wait to get it home. There are two things that make a children's book successful: the book cover, and the author's first chapter. In Artemis Fowl, the first chapter pulled me whole-heartedly into the book and didn't let me go for air until the very end. And the cover was the thing that made me buy the book in the first place. It was very different and intriguing. Not so with The Arctic Incident. Once again we are face with a children's book cover that 'is awful'. It doesn't intrigue me at all. (If only 'The Arctic Incident' was move to the middle just below the Artemis Fowl' header, then I would have loved without complaint. However, and alas, I MUST pick up the new book anyway (despite the cover), becuase I know the author did a slam-bang job on the first, and I doubt (expecting great things) he will let me or any other Fowl fan down.
ALSO READ: The Price of Immortality. it is an awsome BOOK!


Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Rough Cut Edition)
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Rough Cut Edition)
von Eoin Colfer
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5.0 von 5 Sternen good book, 13. August 2002
I liked this book. It is a bit slower than the first but it is a delightful story. It is filled with love and determination. In the beginning Artemis Fowl receives an email that says his father was alive and that he was being held for ransom. Artemis's dad had supposedly died when his boat crashed. Before Artemis can leave to save his father, a fairy captured him. The year before Artemis had stolen 15 million dollars worth of gold from the fairies. Artemis ended up helping the fairies. He did this so the fairies would help him save his father. Find out of Artemis can save his father, read Artemis Fowl The Arctic Adventure
Also recommended: THE PRICE OF IMMORTALITY, by C.M. whitlock is an awesome story.


The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon (Left Behind)
The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon (Left Behind)
von Tim LaHaye
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Remnant, 16. Juli 2002
I have never been a very religious person but have to admit that this series really makes you stop and think. I have to admit that I was sorely disappointed with book 9's abandonment of everything I had liked about the series' preceding volumes. All of a sudden, every single character sounded the same; they made the same kind of wisecracks even in the most stressful apocalyptic situations -- archangel appearances, oceans turned to blood. Everything went too fast. Nothing was described -- just dialogue, action narrative in a somewhat-stilted style.
The Remnant, the cast of viewpoint characters grows even more, and half of the thing is devoted to the (attempted) rescue of one believer hostage. But still, everything is much better. The book does begin somewhat predictably. After all, if all these millions of people are trapped in the canyon-walled ancient city with no hope at all, no way out except by a miracle, what do you think is going to happen? Probably a miracle. Noteworthy, though, to "secular" readers: don't think the authors "cheat" with miracles. This book has more of the miraculous than any of the previous. When freshwater rivers turn to blood, we see them ... we know what people are wearing, what their hair and skin looks like ... we "feel" the heat from the scorching Fourth Vial Judgment. The author(s) actually use italics, capital letters -- the narrative gets excited about things. When people die, you feel the hurt this time. It seems that the end is nearing I only hope that the authors do not try to milk to story to much and make this, though I enjoy it, a 12 or 14 book series.
Also Recommended: The Price of Immortality is a must read! I HIGHLY Recommend it!


A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three
A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three
von George R.R. Martin
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Preis: EUR 12,95

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5.0 von 5 Sternen A great Read!, 15. Juli 2002
It has become difficult to read a modern fantasy series without coming across a kitchen boy, a farm hand or some other peasant lad who is actually a king, Thanks to Martin its now no longer as hard as it used to be. This set of books focuses firmly on the nobility and is all the better for it. After the huge battles of the 2nd volume, the 3rd volume picks up the fractured kingdom and builds up the tension magnificently, the background of a draining civil war and a greater menace on the horizon and handled with aplomb. Whereas the fantasy elements have been kept to the back up to this point, they begin to poke through in a quiet and sinister way that is not at odds with the construct of the fantasy world. Readers are kept on their toes by Martins refusal to make any one character untouchable and indeed a couple of deaths in this volume will leave the reader reeling. This series will keep you going until Mr. Whitlock finishes the new series in the swords of life and death, the first book is The Price of Immortality.


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