From the Publisher
*"In his eighth, greatest and (billed as) final exploit, Artemis Fowl finally puts an end to archnemesis Opal Koboi while also saving humanity from extinction, but at a steep price. A fitting end to a brilliantly conceived and developed series."Kirkus (starred reivew)"
A definite winner."Booklist Online"
Fans of Artemis Fowl will appreciate this eighth and final installment in the series. All the tongue in cheek humor and sarcastic wit and tone are present. Fairies aplenty abound, as does the mischief and mayhem that they bring. These books are written to be full of fun and adventure, and the Last Guardian succeeds. All the main characters play a part, which will satisfy fans."VOYA
VOYA - Karen Jensen
In this final battle for our snarky Artemis Fowl, the goal is to rid his brothers of dead fairy spirits before sunrise. The spirits do not realize that this battle is actually long over, but that is what happens when the dead possess the livingthey are not up to date on the current news. Artemis must turn once again to our favorite LEPrecon fairy, Holly, to join him if he wants to complete his mission. Of course his arch nemesis, Opal Koboi, is once again wreaking havoc on all things Artemis. The good news is that Artemis finally gets a clean bill of mental health, kind of. The ending goes places that few series have gone before. Fans of Artemis Fowl will appreciate this eighth and final installment in the series. All the tongue in cheek humor and sarcastic wit and tone are present. Fairies aplenty abound, as does the mischief and mayhem that they bring. And anyone who has ever had an annoying younger sibling will appreciate the brothers Fowl. These books are written to be full of fun and adventure, and the Last Guardian succeeds. All the main characters play a part, which will satisfy fans. This should be in libraries with the previous seven books in the series. Reviewer: Karen Jensen
Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Artemis Fowl, known as a boy wonder for his superior intellect, and sidekicks Holly and Butler find themselves in extreme danger in this eighth book from the "Artemis Fowl" series. The wicked fairy, Opal, bargains for her release from prison with a personal goal to be worshiped as a Queen and respected forever. Once free, Opal begins a quest to unlock a magical lock to release the Berserkers from their 1,000 years of limbo. To complete her full plan Opal battles the humans to reach and unlock a second lock which will rid the universe of all humans and send the Berserkers off to their peaceful final resting place. Adventures play out when the released Berserkers possess bodies of any creatures they find, including animals, and follow Opal into a battle to get to the second lock. Opal's antics wreak havoc in the world filled with centaurs, fairies, dwarfs, elves, and people. Artemis's little twin brothers and Butler's sister become possessed. The trio of main characters receives help from Mulch Diggums, a dwarf who hides underground, and help from the centaur Foley as they try to save the world. All of them undergo some seriously close calls while trying to accomplish their mission to stop Opal. This book is cleverly crafted, its pace is quick; characters are expertly developed to the point that the readers will love some and loathe some. The concocted technology and intriguing magic are very appealing. It meets every expectation of being equal to other books in the series and will leave readers ready to sink their teeth into the next episode. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury