Edit: Confirmation!SPOILER ALERT!
Eoin revealed part of the plot at one of his book signings. Apparently Artemis develops a Fairy disorder that causes multiple personalities. Although not all personalities have been revealed we find out from Barnes and Noble Bookclubs that Artemis has become romantic, among various others, and is hitting on Holly(Eoin Colfer @ SciFi Bookclub Forum). When the book comes out we'll find out wether his friends leave him this way... or put him back to the prat he was.
Kitsune Heart wrote:Okay! So, I just got back from the Colfer signing/talk/Q&A at Keplar's in Menlo Park, and there is BIG NEWS.
He gave plot details on the coming book! I am trying to reproduce his story as closely to what he said as possible. It was pretty friggen funny.
A few months ago, Colfer got a call from his editor, asking how the next book was going. They were approaching a deadline and needed to get production under way. Colfer was barely into the book, which worried the editor, who asked if Colfer had anything for him to go on. Colfer said yes. The title: "The Atlantis Complex." The editor is appeased and goes off to work his magic.
A few weeks ago, Colfer receives a file from his editor and a note saying that the cover artist just finished the art. Colfer opens the file and...it's a picture of Artemis swimming through deep waters with a big city floating in the background.
See..."The Atlantis Complex" is not a place. It's a complex. As in a mental disorder.
In this book, Artemis develops a fairy mental disorder that is roughly akin to multiple personality disorder. And Artemis's new personality is...nice. Artemis all of a sudden becomes this really nice guy. Who can't plot to save his--or anyone else's--life. Which is inconvenient, because all of their lives are in danger. Artemis's friends must decide whether to let Artemis remain as he is...or make him the little prat he was in order to save the day.
Well...as I said, the cover art was done. Colfer looks at it and his editor mentions that it cost a lot of money. And...well...
"The Atlantis Complex" is now a book about Artemis with the Atlantis Complex...set in Atlantis.
Got to love the guy. Guess we'll be seeing more of the fairy realms, now! Sadly, he also said that the book is most likely coming out in August, not July, since he is a bit behind. Still...think this little tidbit will hold anyone over until then? If not...well...there's always fanfiction.
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