"Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox" is the sixth book in the criminally good "Artemis Fowl" series by Eoin Colfer. Artemis Fowl is no stranger to trouble. In fact he's a magnet for it. Man eating trolls, armed and dangerous (not to mention high tech) fairies, flame throwing goblins he's seen the lot. He had decided to forego criminal activity of the more magical kind. However. Now his mother is gravely ill. He must travel back through time to steal the cure from the clutches of the devious mastermind.Artemis Fowl. That's right. With fairy ally Captain Holly Short by his side, Artemis is going back in time to do battle with his deadliest enemy yet. Himself. "Grips like an electromagnet until the last word". ("Independent"). "Engagingly vivid, exciting and witty". ("The Telegraph"). "Fast, funny and very exciting". ("Daily Mail"). "Artemis Fowl" was winner of the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year Award and Children's Book of the Year at the Children's Book Awards. It is shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award. Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age and, as an adult, continued to write. "Artemis Fowl", his first book featuring the brilliant young anti hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards.