66 pages 2 hours read

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2001

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Chapter 9-Epilogue

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Chapter 9 Summary: “Ace in the Hole”

Artemis watches the entire exchange between Butler and the troll on the camera, as Holly has sealed him into his study. He feels grateful that his bodyguard is there, especially since he never called for help from the fairies themselves, which would have given them an invitation.

He picks up a radio broadcaster, calling for Commander Root. He ends up talking to Foaly, reminding him that he’ll escape the time stop. Root takes over, and Artemis tells him that the elf has 30 minutes to send in the gold or he will leave Holly to be killed when he vacates the time stop. Cutting off contact, Artemis sits back, thinking that they’re all the more likely to give him the gold since he had told them they could enter after he died. However, he believes that he’ll be able to escape.

Butler releases Artemis, who congratulates Butler on his victory over the troll. Butler points out that he couldn’t have done it without Holly. Artemis knows it is difficult for his bodyguard that he, Artemis, is still insisting on holding the elf hostage. He promises that neither Holly nor Juliet will be harmed.