Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)
11 journalers for this copy...
Those are the members
1.Nik-the-Stik, Ontario, Canada, prefers to ship in Canada/USA -sent-
2.Me-Sarah, Idaho, USA, prefers to ship in Canada/USA -sent-
3.LaughAtlantis, Massachusetts, USA, prefers to ship Canada/USA -sent-
4.Rivet, Pensylvania, USA, will ship anywhere --Skipped--
5.Tembo, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, prefers to ship in Europe -sent-
6.Mytilusgirl, England, UK, prefers to ship in Europe -sent-
7.Auglaise, Wales, UK, prefers to ship in Europe -sent-
8.Helly77, England, UK, prefers to ship in Europe -sent-
9.SilverStarry, California, USA, will ship anywhere -sent-
back to me
This is the start of my first bookring. Remember to enjoy the book, but don't keep it more than 6 weeks and pass the book along.
I dropped this in the mail (snail mail/Canada Post) to me-sarah, this evening! Enjoy :)
*sighs heavily* I actually didn't get a chance to finish the book; I have a PILE of books right now that I need to cram before school starts that are on my English class reading list, and [very, very, very] unfortunately, school must come before BookCrossing. *sighs again* I did get part way through it, though. I admit that the writing style was light and didn't hold my interest, but that's just my opinion. The plot itself is brilliant for younger readers!
(sent on as part of the bookring to LaughingAtlantis)
I will send the book off to Mytilusgirl in the next days...as soon as I find time to go to the post office.
I am *so* looking forward to reading this - thank you!
I understand that books two and three are better, so I shall be keeping an eye out for them.
The book was posted today.
Thank you all!
I was really surprised by this book. I was expecting it to be much more child-like than it was, and really enjoyed it. I'm definately going to try to read the rest of the series. Thank you so much for introducing me to this author!
Thanks for sharing and I will get it sent on as soon as I can :o)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
sent by surface mail today ♥
That said, this was a fun book to read. There are so many novels with magic and fairies and other worldly creatures in the children's market these days, but I always enjoy seeing what sort of rules each author sets for magical creatures. I also had fun deciphering the code and translating the message at the bottom of the pages. I know I could have just done a google search, but it was much more in the spirit of the book for me to get out a pad of paper and go symbol by symbol.
In addition, I really like the premise of this book and the fact that none of the characters are completely black or white. The bad guys still have moments of weakness and show signs of humanity, which I prefer to the usual caricature of the villains in children's books. I look forward to reading the next book to see what happens next! I'm waiting to see if Artemis turns away from the dark side.
Thanks to KarinAlyssa for sharing this book!
(highlight to read the decrypted message):
The prophecies of Ohm phlegm pot cleaner to Frond elfen king. I am Ohm phlegm, pot cleaner to the king. But I am much more than that for I see the future written in the phlegm. For centuries we pixies have read the phlegm but I am the best there has ever been. My visions are generally of little importance. I foretell outbreaks of troll pox or gas spasms among elderly dwarfs. But sometimes even a poor pot cleaner can see wondrous things. A vision came to me two moons ago when I was gazing deep into his majesty’s own phlegm pot. I was heating the pot over a flame when the sign appeared. This vision was more vivid and detailed than any I had previously seen. Because of its importance I decided to write it down for posterity and so I can say I told you so. I saw an age when the People have been driven underground by the Mud Men. This is what the phlegm told me. In this time one shall come among us. Fowl by name and foul by nature. A mud man unlike any other. He shall learn our secrets and use them against us. I see him now as plain as day. His face is pale. He has dark eyes and raven hair. Yet it must be a mistake for he seems a mere youth. Surely no mud boy could outwit the People. But now I see that the boy is not alone. He is aided by a formidable warrior scarred from a thousand battles. This Fowl shall hold the People to ransom for their most precious possession: gold. And in spite of all our magic, there is still a chance that he will prevail. For he has discovered how to escape the time field. Unfortunately how the story ends I cannot say. But there was more to see. There is another story to come. Someone will bring the People and the Mud Men together. The worst of both races. This fairy’s goal is to grind all the creatures to earth beneath his boot. And who is this traitor? It is not clear. But he shall start a war unlike anything the People have ever seen. Those who were enemies shall be united against him. And for the first time there will be mud men below ground. I have one clue to his identity: a riddle.
Goblins shall rise and Haven shall fall. A villainous elf is behind it all.
To find the one who so disappoints.
Look ye to where the finger points.
Instead of one face, this elf has two.
Both speak false and none speak true.
While publicly he lends a helping hand,
His true aim is to seize command.
I know. It's not very plain, is it? I don’t understand either. But perhaps in the future all will become clear. Look for a power hungry elf who has a finger pointed at him during our tale. And so this is Ohm’s legacy. A warning that may save the world from total destruction. There’s not much to work with I know. The details are a bit sketchy. My advice to you is to consult the phlegm. It may be that you are sensitive. I have buried this prophecy with my phlegm pot. If you are not fortunate enough to work as a pot cleaner then there is usually a supply of phlegm every time you have a cold. Here ends the first prophecy of Ohm. Because of the importance of my visions I shall repeat the prophecies once more. If you have just begun to understand the text then read on. If you have worked out the entire message then congratulations. Now go and save the world.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
To fulfill Melinda's wish. Enjoy !!!