Reviews for Eternity Code
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring
Colfer's third Artemis Fowl installment gets the graphic-novel treatment as amoral genius Artemis teams up again with fairy police captain Holly Short in a heist to retrieve a stolen computer that could reveal the fairies' existence. A larger trim size would have rendered the text and stylized character illustrations less inscrutable, but energetic panels and lively dialogue keep the presentation humming.
Library Media Connection Reviews 2014 May/June
This graphic version of The Eternity Code captures the original story's humor and excitement. Thirteen-year-old Artemis Fowl plans a final, foolproof adventure before going straight with his recuperating father. He creates the all-powerful C Cube, trouble arrives when the Cube is stolen and Artemis's bodyguard is killed. I was quickly pulled into the story and found the same energy and quirkiness in the graphic translation as I did in the novel. In a nice touch, the book uses color-coded text boxes along with dialog bubbles, to convey different characters' thoughts, comments, narration, and off-stage dialog. This makes the fast-paced action easier to follow. The layout of the pages can be cluttered with too many cells. The artwork is detailed, but also sometimes unfocused and hard to discern. Nonetheless, it captures the story's spirit and eccentric characters well. Fans of Artemis Fowl will enjoy this alternate presentation. Amy Hart, Linworth Author, Belmont, Massachusetts and Bris ane, Australia. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.
School Library Journal Reviews 2013 November
Gr 6-8--Artemis Fowl has one last deal to pull off before he quits his life of crime. The plan falls through, and the valuable C Cube, a computer powered by fairy technology, ends up in the hands of a ruthless enemy. The book's complex plot points and action have been effectively condensed into a tense, tautly wound story, and the opening synopsis will orient readers new to the series. The full-color art is stylish and unique, with delicate lines and stylized features that give it an ornate, gothic feel. The brooding tones, edgy illustrations, and depiction of gun violence will appeal to Artemis Fowl's many fans.--Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY [Page 122]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.