Artemis Fowl is the first book in the Artemis Fowl series. The main character, Artemis, is just 12 years old, but is a criminal mastermind; with intellect much greater than people thrice his age. However, he uses his mental powers to create devilish plans, like when he decides to capture a dangerous, hi-tech and armed fairy working for the LEPrecon Unit. Artemis is used to having things working out his way, and when his brilliant plan turns backwards, he and his loyal bodyguard, Butler, must work together for their own good. This was an awesome, sci-fi and fantasy type of novel. It was pretty jaw-dropping to see Artemis Fowl, who was barely a teenager, outsmarting all of these adults and intelligent life forms (aka fairies and centaurs). At first, I didn't have much interest in this book, until my little bro convinced me to read it. And I'm pretty glad I did, seeing how so many intelligent processes, terms, and also simply thoughts themselves are expressed in Artemis's mind! And even on top of that, I think that the dangerous and elusive fairy-kind are a hugely action-packed part of the book!