Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl series, signed first editions x 13
Thirteen signed First edition, first impression hardback books in new and unread condition. This lot includes the signed and limited anniversary edition of Artemis Fowl, in the original perspex case. This has never been removed, and is mint. The other books are unread copies but there is some tanning to the text blocks of some of the older editions. Some of the books (where shown) are also signed by the artist.
The Fowl Adventures is a series of eleven fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin Colfer revolving around various members of the Fowl family. The first cycle, Artemis Fowl, follows elf Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance (LEPRecon) officer Holly Short as she faces the forces of criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, although later on in the cycle they become friends and Artemis Fowl II saves the world a few times. The second cycle received positive critical reception and generated huge sales. It has also originated graphic novel adaptations.
A film adaptation based on the first novel was in the process of development by Disney from 2016, and eventually released on the Disney+ streaming service on 12 June 2020 to a poor reception.
Series overview - In the first book, Artemis Fowl, twelve-year-old child prodigy Artemis Fowl II and his bodyguard Butler kidnap Holly Short, an elf and a captain of the Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance force (LEPrecon), holding her for a ransom of one ton of gold to exploit the magical Fairy People and restore his family's fortune.
The Artemis Fowl series, alternatively titled the First Cycle of The Fowl Adventures, introduces Artemis as a villain and the Peoples' enemy, but as the books progress, Artemis's character develops and changes. As an anti-villain, he assists the People and a reluctant Short in resolving conflicts with worldwide ramifications. His moral compass develops throughout the series.
The Fowl Twins series, alternatively titled the Second Cycle of The Fowl Adventures, set five years later, follows Artemis' younger twin brothers as they live out their house arrest under the supervision of "pixel" Lazuli Heitz, an elf-pixie hybrid, and NANNI, an artificial intelligence based on Holly's and Artemis' brainwaves.
DreamWorks Pictures bought the rights to the film in June 2009; it was released on February 18, 2011, and was the first DreamWorks movie to be distributed by Disney's Touchstone Pictures.
NOTE - given the weight of 13 books, the postage for non-UK orders may need adjustment, depending upon destination.