Artemis Fowl The Last Guardian

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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 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...

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Overview

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 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 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?

New York Times best-selling author and comic genius Eoin Colfer will leave Artemis Fowl fans gasping up to the very end of this thrilling finale to the blockbuster series.

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In the eighth and last Artemis Fowl episode, deranged, ultra-evil pixie Opal Koboi pulls out all the stops to bedevil our hero. To further her fiendish plot, she has released the spirits of hoards of dead fairy warriors and these zombie-like creatures now possess the bodies of Artemis Fowl Senior, Angeline, Myles, Beckett, and others. Will it be a last stand or a final triumph? A major hit in hardcover; an unforgettable capstone; now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423164944
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Series: Artemis Fowl Series , #8
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 50,263
  • Age range: 10 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Biography

Eoin Colfer is a former elementary school teacher whose Artemis Fowl series has become an international bestseller. He is also the author of The Legend of Spud Murphy, The Wish List, and the New York Times bestseller The Supernaturalist.He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Author biography courtesy of Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children.

Good To Know

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Colfer:

"My original ambition was to be a comic book artist. I would still love to write a comic one day."

"I have a real hatred of queues. If I see a queue of more than four people, I will leave the building and come back another day."

"I have four brothers and they are the inspiration for several of the sprites and gremlins in my books."

"I did a parachute jump recently and loved it. I would definitely take it up as a hobby if we had more clear sky over here in Ireland."

"I am a big theatre fan, and I go as often as possible with my wife. I actually started out in the theatre, writing plays for my actor friends."

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    1. Also Known As:
      William Eoin Colfer (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 14, 1965
    2. Place of Birth:
      Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
    1. Education:
      Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    The best series ever

    The past seven were great. This one is sure to be epic. Just please don't make a movie out of the series. Hollywood has a bad rep with destorying books made into movies

    47 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    It can't end this way! No, no! I can't believe Eoin Colfer thoug

    It can't end this way! No, no! I can't believe Eoin Colfer thought of this as the ending when he promised he wouldn't stop writing about Artemis and then THIS. I was shocked between disbelief, dissapointment, and dispair. Oh, Artemis, I can't believe this is the end. Or that the end came about in this manner (or should I say "manor"?). At the very least, I hope, hope, hope there is Never, EVER a movie because I like to think selfishly of the novels as secrets of true fans. Nitwit movie watchers would never understand, could never completely grasp and the maddening humor.

    28 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    Very Fun Read (Minor Spoilers)

    I've always been a big fan of the series, and have some mixed emotion about this last book. I did enjoy it, but it did seem to lack the spark that most of the others had. I can imagine that it's hard to come up with new stories all the time, but some of this did feel a little rushed to me. This was the big showdown with Koboi, and it certain hits home (pun intended) for Artemis, but some things felt a little out of place to me. Some knowledge was given way too easily in the beginning from characters who wouldn't normally have known anything about it (Dr. Argon) and the whole Atlantis Complex plays almost no role in the story. I admit I wasn't a fan of it in the previous book, but it's almost like Colfer just decided to drop the idea, too. It's just cured between the books, so it's like "Hey, remember that whole disease we spent the whole last book dealing with? Well, it's all fixed now." Again, it's probably for the best, but something I felt I should bring up because it struck me as out of the ordinary. I also wasn't very convinced that Koboi should have the kind of knowledge she does, since she never dealt with magic before, she was always focused on technology, and even became human, but now she's an expert of ancient rituals and black magic. Possible, but I'm not so sure. Though bonus points for dealing with the Koboi from the past in such an . . . evil way. The ending was actually a pretty good one. I know Colfer didn't want to explicitly have Artemis and Holly end up together (I'm a pretty avid proponent of them), but it is left open enough that everyone could pretty easily imagine them later on without any issues with the story. All in all, a must read for Artemis Fowl fans, and despite my issues with it a very fun read. I'd recommend this book, though I'd tell anyone to start with the original first for obvious reasons. I'm truly sorry to see this series end, there have been some highs and lows, but I wouldn't have had it any other way.

    22 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Read it read it read it *says like a chant*

    I read it its reallyz gud you all should read it too
    *your not using proper english-Leo*
    I dont carez!
    *facepalm*
    Any1 else eaiting 4 da Mark of Athena??????? Iknow i is!

    22 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    High Hopes

    Yes! Koboi is back! I cannot wait to see how the series ends!

    17 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    cant wait!!!!

    Love this series. Clever an creative like a puzzle everything comes together in thw end

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Amzing series

    This series is excellent. I can not wait for this one to come out

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    His wiill

    I want to read artys will :) this series really hits home for me, my best friend is a genius like dear fowl :) classified geniusby his iq level not me bragging about him XD thiing about him is personality wise hes just like af, sarcastic...cocky..but hes really sweet to thoes who get through to him :) i cried so hard when arty died because it was impossibly easy to replace him with my best friend during that moment. Of course the guy who means more too me than life would be the natural heroic type making it ridiculously easy to fit him into thhat scenario :P and hes reading over my should smirking at the more than life line and chastising me for wasting time reviewing a book about a stupid genius XP i honestly cant tell if he purposly said stupid genius or if im being mocked again XD

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    It's official!  Eion Colfer has done what no author to few autho

    It's official!  Eion Colfer has done what no author to few authors did before(that I know of) has killed off the main character!  Okay, that was a bit harsh, but you book nerds out there, you know what I mean.
    If you look at a LOT of other books, you see that only a few of actually exceptional authors have the guts to kill off the main character.  Even fewer, I suppose, do it not out of vain but for the meaning of the story itself.  And Colfer has DONE IT!  He made the entire series into a memorable, fantastic adventures making you wonder what will happen next all the time.
    This is amazing.  I mean, SERIOUSLY.  The entire series is nicely written and Artemis' emotions are always so...  In place.  This whole series has this quiet feel to it that I slightly notice - the sometimes emotional parts, and the fact that someone like Artemis, coming from a person of crime could amount to this is just amazing to see.  His character was interesting to see evolve throughout the story.
    Yes, I know.  I am one of many who is reviewing this story and loving it.  Those who don't *shrugs* Haters gunna hate.  Sorry to say you don't see this story quite the way I and probably many others do.  But, let me tell you, I can't thank Eion enough for dragging me into this series and finishing it with a ending that takes you back to the beginning...
    So, Eion.  ThAnK yOu WiTh AlL mY hEaRt CaN mAnAgE.  :]

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Enjoyable

    I have been reading the AF series since sixth grade ( and I'll be in 9th thus fall) As with all series, I was sad to see it end. I think this book was an okay book. At points, it seemed rushed, but the ending was interesting. I very much liked the last paragraph. ;)

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    A very good book in the artemis fowl serires

    Eoin colfer is a very talented author and should b praised in her work on this series

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Me

    Eoin need to make a short story telling what happen with artemis and holly and if artemis recover his memory.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Not what I hoped for.

    Most of the Artemis Fowl books have been an amaxing treat, but this last installment did not match up to the usual genius. (Yes, that is a terrible pun.) The plot seemed thrown together, haphazard, and few things were explained before they came into play. It made most of the action unbelievable. However, the ultimate funny man, the book was funny and light hearted.
    However, overall it seemed incomplete. It fell far beneath the standard I have come to expect from Colfer.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    CANT WAIT

    Hurry up and come out!

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    An exceptional reading that provides plenty of wits and humor to

    An exceptional reading that provides plenty of wits and humor to deem this book as wonderful, magical, and above all, ingenious. There were some parts that could have been improved, but The Last Guardian still provides a satisfying conclusion to the New York Time's bestselling series. Fans will not be disappointed, other readers will be slightly disappointed. May Artemis Fowl live on, and that's a literal term, if you know what I mean.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    CANNNOT WAIT

    D

    3 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    This book really took a giant sh*t in my cornflakes. This has be

    This book really took a giant sh*t in my cornflakes. This has been my favourite book series for the past 7 years. Up until the end it was magnificent, and then it came to my knowledge that Colfer wasn't going to write any more Artemis Fowl books. When I realised this I could not help but see the fact that there are a great number of QUESTIONS LEFT UNANSWERED by this book!
    1. Does Artemis regain his full memory?
    2. What happens to Beckett and Myles? After all they're only young, what do they do when they grow up?
    3. Will Artemis get a girlfriend? (And to be clear, Holly and Artemis was never going to happen. Fact.)
    4. What happened to Minerva Paradizo? Did she go back to France, never to be heard of again?
    5. What will Artemis do after? People who live exciting lives don't just stop living exciting lives without getting depressed.
    6. How does he explain his ressurection to his parents?
    7. There are more that I cannot remember, it's been over a year since I read these books and it's also 2am. These questions still keep me up at night and writing them here makes me feel that little bit less agitated.
    Mr Colfer needs to at least answer a few of these questions to put all of our minds at ease. Even better if he wrote a short story to tidy up those few loose ends or a short spin off series about Beckett and Myles.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Great book!!

    This is one of the best books that i have ever read!! I recomend it to anyone that is 7 or over

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    A good completion In this FINAL book of the Artemis Fowl series,

    A good completion
    In this FINAL book of the Artemis Fowl series, Arty, Holly, Butler and friends must save the world from Opal’s last stand. The plot was fun, humorous, and a little silly. Overall, a good ending to a good series. This book isn’t up to scratch with the earlier books, but it’s better than some of the later books in the series. You should certainly read it if you’ve gotten this far in the series already! From the character development in this story, I’m GUESSING (personal theory) that Colfer plans on writing a spin-off series starring Miles & Beckett. If he did, I’d certainly check it out.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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