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USA Today. Publishers Weekly. Kirkus Reviews. Entertainment Weekly. Irish Times. Irish Independent. Retrieved 27 March Philippine Daily Inquirer. The Irish Times. Retrieved 23 November The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. Organizations Locations Concepts Characters. Fairy Gnommish. Artemis Fowl Categories : Artemis Fowl books novels fantasy novels Science fantasy novels children's books 21st-century Irish novels.

Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. And now I'm wondering what the point of all that was, if it was never going to end up anywhere. What, exactly, was he trying to insinuate with Turnball and Leonor? That is one of the many questions that will be left unanswered. For those of you who are wondering, Minerva does not make an appearance in here either.

In general, people looking for closure will not find it here. This book does not tie up the Artemis Fowl series in a pretty little bow. The ending is not conclusive at all - in fact, it's almost open-ended enough to suggest a sequel, or maybe a spinoff series.

It's not a happy ending, of course, but it's not exactly bittersweet either - it's an ending that's not sure what it wants to be. I don't know, some of you might like it. It's highly possible that most of you will - depending on how you look at it, you could still call it a good book.

But I didn't like it, and it left me feeling unsatisfied and empty. I am quite ready now to mark it Discontinuity and pretend the series ended after book five. The middle part of the book mostly consists of Arty and company running around the Fowl estate, escaping from demonic bunnies and pugnacious crickets. Also, Artemis seems almost incompetent in it, falling apart at the most crucial moments; only at the end did he finally pull himself together, and even then, the plan he came up with wasn't all that spectacular.

On a irrelevant side note, I noticed a few errors in continuity. For example, at one point, Butler raises a fist to signal Artemis to halt, but Artemis, apparently, has no knowledge of military signs, and walks right into Butler. However, it states quite clearly on page of The Lost Colony that he knows exactly what that sign means. So I've thought about it, and I decided that I have changed my mind about this book, slightly. My opinion of it has changed from dislike to an overall "meh. View all 45 comments. Colfer had previously alluded to the novel being the final entry when he stated that the previous book, The Atlantis Complex, was the penultimate in the series.

The Last Guardian was released 10 July Just as Artemis leaves his final session of therapy for Atlantis Complex, he and Butler are summoned by Holly to the office of Commander Trouble Kelp, where they witness the next plan of Opal Koboi; she has two of her underlings kill her past self, who had survived the Kraken blast in The Time Paradox. Her past self's death creates a paradox, causing Opal's creations from the past five years to violently explode. To prevent the destruction of Atlantis, Opal's prison, the Fairies place Opal in the containment chamber of a nuclear reactor.

The blast destroys most Fairy technology, which Koboi labs had controlled or created, and human technology, since black market Koboi chips had been used in their development and construction. It's like the seventh book didn't even happen. Eoin Colfer is back with a bang, and how!

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God help the world! How cool was his rescue of Caballine in almost-but-not-quite-the-end? Guys, she is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack Ghosts in need of a body to possess for killing humans and who will not be put off by the choice of bodies available, be it alive or dead, and be it human or a couple of oblivious, and extremely unlucky, ducklings. For example, a completely innocuous thing that happened in the first page of the book will turn out to be important to the plot in the very last page.

This, in sharp contrast to some "authors" I could mention who make things up by the page and hope that we wouldn't notice! But, the ending of The Last Guardian. I don't know, you guys. I'm conflicted. It was missing an epilogue and, trust me, the book really, really needed one, in my opinion. Which should be any second now. Why are you still here? View all 8 comments. Jul 27, Melanie rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. The Last Guardian had all of the trademark things we all love about Artemis Fowl- the amazing characters who were all so steady, strong, and constant, the ridiculous, yet amazing and action-packed plots, and that signature Eoin Colfer humour that I've never, ever read anywhere else.

Because where else are you going to find the Attack of the Crickets, a megalomaniac pixie, or a drawf riding a troll? Now: to the topic everyone is talking about; the ending. I thought it was fitting. I know that a lot of people are begging for an epilogue or more books, but I think the way The Last Guardian ends, looping back to the very first book and yes, I did take out my battered old copy of the first AF book and reread after reading TLG was perfect on its own. I started crying when Artemis decides to sacrifice himself. I didn't cry just because of that decision, rather, it was more because of the character development he's been through, so much of it, that the boy who was the very definition of truly cold and uncaring would kill himself in order to save his family and, of course, his dear friends.

I started crying even harder when he was saying goodbye to Holly. That scene wherein Holly drugs Artemis, but Artemis had already drugged himself before to counter the drugging he knew Holly would give him, and the drugs her, was one of the sweetest scenes ever.

That part Realistically, I suppose I always knew that it wasn't going to happen, not in the books, anyways- the age gap and species thing just made it something Colfer would probably never write. Do you hear my plea, fanfiction writers? In any case, we'll always have TTP, which I still stubbornly consider Colfer's secret message to us shippers that Artemis and Holly are destined to live happily ever after together in their next life. What I also have loved about Artemis Fowl has managed to create such an original and realistic fairy world.

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I've always been particularly impressed with the way he snuck in these biases and stereotypes that faires have of us. All those comments about how Mud Men are extremely violent, how we're destroying the environment Complaints Why was Mulch not involved at the very end, where Holly, Butler, and even Foaly who is usually sitting in the Ops Booth take the clone to the place Artemis Fowl died?

I think Mulch is just as much a friend to Artemis, and would certainly be there for his resurrection. Continuity issues- what was the point of Artemis getting the Atlantis Complex? It's certainly all done with in this book, and the last book would have been mostly the same without it.

And once again: Minerva? Where are you? The middle of the book, while good, was nowhere nearly as exciting or awesome as the Eternity Code. In fact, that "twist" where Artemis brings in Nopal was predictable. This is the first time I have ever seen a Colfer plot twist coming. Although the Artemis dying part totally made up for it. Even J. Rowling didn't actually convince me. But I actually believed Artemis was gone for good here. Some of my Favourite Moments Practically every scene with the twins. They are adorable, and hilarious. Especially when Beckett punches Opal in the stomach.

I'm pretty fast. Faster than your stupid fairy bonds. Butler says I'm a natch-u-ral. Loved her badassery. And that story of how she and Foaly met was the cutest thing ever. Who knew Eoin Colfer could write romance? Mulch riding a troll to save the day. The drawf named Kolin Ozkopy. I like the cover a lot, actually, I think it suits the finality of the last book, although it seems just a tad depressing. A castle with a blue dome around it Just read the sneak peak and loved it!

Feeling a bit disappointed and cheated, actually because they just skipped all of Artemis' "recovery" and time in the clinic, because that period has so much potential to be interesting and emotional. Still, it was hilarious and certainly a very interesting start. Not that I want the series to end, I mean, I wish it would go on forever, but dragging a series on and on can really destroy it, so at least this will be ending on a high note.

Obviously there's all the age and species issues, but that just makes it all the more interesting. If Colfer doesn't give us a romantic ending in which case I will lose it, because after all, he did tease us with the Time Paradox , I desperately hope that it's a happy one, with many promises of future adventures with fairies to come. I don't want to speculate too much though, because I'm certain Eoin Colfer will supply us with a spectacular ending! View all 5 comments. Finally, I have finished this series Reading this series I didn't want to read this book after its previous book.

I really didn't!! I even started a new series and read some pages, but I couldn't help myself to think about what would be the conclusion of this series.


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I was completely thinking about this series. So, I thought, it would be better to read this and finish this series rather than being disturbed all the time. Well, this book was great! I Finally, I have finished this series Reading this series I liked it very much. Because the disease of Artemis was cured in the beginning. I was very happy then. The plot of this book is very strong and powerful.

Probably the most thrilling in the series. Now, in this book, Human world is in danger. Opal Koboi, my favourite villian of the series, wants to take control of Human world. But Artemis will not let that happen. With his Fairy friends, he tries to stop Opal. That's one of the reasons Why I liked this book. I did?! No No! I didn't?! How confused I am! Anyways I liked it according to the circumstances. But personally I didn't like it. That much. Yeah Killed!!! Foaly cloned him again!! Now in this book, that disease was cured! Should I happy or what? If the writer wanted to make Artemis just like his before self after curing the disease, then why the heck he got that in the first place.

That disease spoiled the last book for me. The one reason that comes in my mind is that, maybe Mr. Colfer wanted to show us Artemis' Good side?? It's possible I think. But why Mr. Colfer used a disease for that purpose? Nevertheless, this idea was unique. Probably that's why.

If I couldn't be able to make my mind to read this book, then I would have been repenting on my decision why I didn't pick this book. Don't you think that's completely unfair for us?

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That Mr. Colfer didn't cure Artemis in the Last book. Overall this series is one of my most favourites now. I will not forget Artemis, Butler, Opal and Holy. This series has entertained me very well. I will recommend this series to those who like criminally-good leads and a good blend of science and fantasy. For Mr. Colfer : You are such a genius.

The way you combined science with fantasy is very admirable. Especially how you wrote Artemis. That was wonderful. To be honest, if Artemis weren't there, I wouldn't be able to enjoy this series that much. I really want to see Artemis Fowl again. If you will ever write on Artemis in future, I will must read that.

I don't mind if others will be there or not. I just want Artemis!! Just Artemis!! View 2 comments. Shelves: male-pov , right-in-the-feels , s-release , fantasy , science-fiction , fairies-of-some-sort , top-ten , the-snark-is-strong-with-this-one , favorites , so-much-fun. How does one review an Artemis Fowl book?

Where do I even start? I haven't ever reviewed one of these before, so I haven't ever had this problem. Because Eoin Colfer is a genius. He's written a book series that is so good, I can't possibly begin to do it justice with a review. So this review will probably be more like a rant. In this series, you can't help but love the characters. Throughout the first seven books, each of them has grown. They've changed just like real people!

Example A: Artemis Fowl is a nice guy who wants to do good in the world. In the first book, he was a greedy little preteen who kidnapped fairies. And yet Colfer laid the groundwork for this current Artemis all along. There were little hints all along the way to show us Maybe, just maybe, he did the wrong things for the right reasons. Your characterization is simply brilliant, and I am forever in awe of Colfer's character development skills. I don't know of a better way to sum that up. This book made me laugh out loud. Even more so than the other Artemis Fowl books. The series is intense and suspenseful and action-packed, but yet there's always room for something hilarious.

What truly brought this book together, though, was the sheer level of emotion. There were moments that might have had me crying, if I was that type of reader. You'd think that the words "touching moment" and "Artemis Fowl" would never be found remotely near one another, but It's like that moment in Inheritance , when you finally realize just who Murtagh is in love with.

You want to go and grab some random passerby and shout this glorious news at someone. You want to go cry for a decade or two. You want to give Murtagh a good, hearty slap. And you want to high-five the author. All at the same time. Eoin Colfer masters this same technique of taking the reader's heart, ripping it to shreds, then putting it back together. She is truly magical, thought Artemis. Perhaps her qualities are more obvious to me now that I have decided to sacrifice myself. But wait! There's more!

Before I got my hands on a copy of this, I decided to look at the quotes on Goodreads. Just to see what witty, amusing things were in store for me. But when I read the book, it made sense. I simply followed your lead. He is really going through with it. I slammed the book shut, and I was basically like "No. This is not happening. This will not happen. The ending. Oh my goodness, the ending. Who would've known Artemis would pull something like that? It was a spectacular ending to the series.

Artemis Fowl 8: The Last Guardian

The ending was actually surprisingly Pendragon-esque. Something I like to call "the loop ending". Just maybe without the "I don't understand this" part. And here lies the end of my rant review.

Review of The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl #8) by Eoin Colfer

This book is awesome, people. I didn't even begin to do it justice. The series is awesome. I also think that pretty soon, I'll announce what this next book is, in case you are wondering. View all 4 comments. Jul 12, Mitch rated it really liked it. Anyway, the plot this time around probably makes even less sense than all the previous plots combined. And it works, although she miraculously gains dark magical superpowers wut??

For Artemis. Sigh, I'm gonna miss this series, nonsensical plots and all. View all 6 comments. Apr 27, Lauren rated it liked it Shelves: july Review also posted here. Of course, after almost a decade of following Artemis and the gang on their adventures, there was no way I was going to stop now, what with this being the last one and all. I found the first half rather boring and hard to get into.

The emergency - and it's the biggest, most disastrous one yet - didn't alarm me at all. It somehow ju Review also posted here. It somehow just lacked the spark of the earlier novels, and I was pretty disappointed. To be fair, the second half was much more gripping, and I was surprised to find myself getting quite emotional at the end, but that was because of my affection for the series as a whole, not The Last Guardian itself. This just fell flat for me, like books did. I think that after so many books, the formula is getting a little old: Mulch's flatulence saving the day, jabs at Artemis' physical weakness, Foaly's paranoia, etc.

While I love these characters, nothing new is really brought to the table here aside from more proof of Artemis' soft side, which was already clearly established in the previous novels. Opal Koboi is once again the villain, and while she was a lot of fun the first two or three times, I'm beginning to tire of her as well. The plot felt pretty stale. Because this is book 8, at this point there is probably little my review can do to influence your book-reading decision.

If the former, I still advise you to read it - you may like it more than I did, and as the final book it deserves to be read. If the latter, I really suggest you read the first four! However, at that point you will in all likelihood want to read the rest out of sheer curiosity, and will find yourself in my exact position. All in all, the magic of the first few books is worth it though. A bittersweet end to a wonderful series that probably should have ended a few books ago. Will always love Artemis Fowl and Colfer, and really look forward to reading his next series!

Jun 07, Ellie rated it it was ok. The plot is being kept strictly under wraps and will not be revealed until publication. XD Haha It's the last one! First Neverm Ugh. I was completely shocked by this book. True, the Atlantis Complex was a bit strange, but all the others were really great.

This felt like Eoin Colfer wanted to get rid of Artemis, and he wanted to get rid of him fast, so he view spoiler [ wrote out a short little plot, killed Artemis, and then brought him back to life so the fangirls wouldn't get him Colfer. It literally felt like one loooong scene. She was just forgotten. I just don't get it. Both Nevermore and The last Guardian were supposed to be fantastic. But now that I've read them, all I'm left with are negative memories. It's so sad.

Okay okay. I can't wait! And I'm ve omg. And I'm very upset with you, Mr. Colfer, for making me wait longer than "spring of "!! It better be worth the wait, or you'll feel my wrath!! July 10, Though that's certainly an I love him so much. Seller Inventory More information about this seller Contact this seller 2.

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