Series: Artemis Fowl (Book Eight)
Published: July 2012
Page Count: 336
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Read Count: Once
Duration: July 12th – July 25th
Rated? Five Stars
Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi. In The Last Guardian, the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time his arch rival has somehow reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis’s little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual. The warriors don’t seem to realize that the battle they were fighting when they died—a battle against Artemis—is long over. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong. Can he count on a certain LEPrecon fairy to join him in what could well be his last stand?
A perfect ending. I dislike that’s the ending, but it’s a good one.
Reading this book was very bittersweet for me. Artemis Fowl is the last series that I have been reading since I was a kid (okay, high school) that hasn’t finished yet… and now it has. It’s been a tough few years – Harry Potter’s done, the Hunger Games are done, and now even Artemis Fowl’s all finished.
That said, however, I couldn’t’ve asked for a better ending. No spoilers, though.
I felt like I could have read this book in an hour. The writing was a fresh as ever, and all the favorite characters make at least a brief appearance… right down to Foaly’s wife and Butler’s sister.
To be honest, I don’t have a lot to say, which is much the way it goes when I’ve finished a beloved series.
To summarise? I could not ask for more. Thank you, Mr. Colfer.