Monday, 10 September 2012

The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

BookThe Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl #8) by Eoin Colfer, 2012 by Hyperion Book CH, 328 pages.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.

My Thoughts:
I've loved the Artemis Fowl series for a long time - and we had to wait for so long for this last installment.  That's right, The Last Guardian is the 8th and last book in the Artemis Fowl series. 

I really enjoyed the book and catching up with all of the characters again.  Artemis has shown so much growth in this series, but still has his brilliant aptitude for masterminding plans.  He has a great relationship with Holly and Butler and it is great to see them all together again.  Then there's Foaly, doing his lovable computer geek thing and saving everyone with technology.

The danger is bigger and more perilous than ever - Opal Koboi has engineered a plan to kill all humans and take over the world.  She is deadly and psychotic, but in a genius sort of way.

The beginning and the end of this book are especially exciting, with the middle being the slowest.  However, I think most kids, especially those who already know and love Artemis Fowl, will be eager to read this one and will be sad when it's over.  If you haven't read this series, I highly recommend it.

Here is the book trailer from YouTube:

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  1. I have not read any of the Artemis Fowl books. I don't know why; I've heard nothing but good about them. They certainly seem like books my daughter would love.

    1. I really recommend these for kids. They're an easy read.

  2. I would loved to have one! This book certainly has a good fantasy & fiction story. One of my faves!


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