Artemis Fowl Questions and Answers
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What is unique about the Eoin Colfer's setting in Artemis Fowl?

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In Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer, the original setting is Ho Chi Min City, or what is now known as Saigon, a city that was captured by the Communists during the Vietnam War. This might seem an unusual setting for this fantastical story.

Fairy life thrives in Ireland, and fairy stories and their history have their roots there, and of all the places in the world, the magic surrounding the world of the fairies is the strongest.

Eiriu is considered the origin of fairy life...

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