Poor Artemis Fowl. In Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code, Artemis is unable to give up his old habits. While he may not be stealing fairies and trying to get fairy gold out of them, he's still up to no good. Using pilfered fairy technology, Artemis has designed a product no human company could match: The C Cube. Trouble is, when he tries to use the cube to negotiate (extort) with his competitors, he loses the cube and has to get it back before the cube is used for evil and the fairy world is discovered.Welcome back to the world of Artemis Fowl: boy genius. While he's trying to move past his old criminal ways at the behest of his father, who has turned from a life of crime after being reunited with his family, he just isn't cut out for a life of normalcy, and that's what makes these books such a treat to read. We can all recognize the temptations Artemis faces, and with his superior intellect, he is at loose ends now that he's no longer functioning as the man of the family. Of course, he's going to get into trouble and reuniting him with his friends from the fairy world is what all fans want to see.Of course, the solution this time isn't without repercussions that may haunt Artemis' future, leading to the next book in the series, naturally.And while you see the word "fairy" and think "girl books", these books are designed with boys in mind (although my oldest daughter loved them when she was reading middle-grade books.Disney-Hyperion has been offering the Artemis Fowl books free to readers at a rate of two per month in anticipation of the release of the final book in the series this summer. It's been a delight getting the chance to catch up on this series my daughter enjoyed without having to hunt under her bed for the books.