This young criminal genius is no stranger to trouble. In fact, he's a magnet for it. Man-eating trolls, armed and dangerous (not to mention hi-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. Artemis Fowl 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. Let the misadventure begin.