Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian

Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian

by Eoin Colfer

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423163343
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Series: Artemis Fowl Series , #8
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 57,339
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of eight books in the Artemis Fowl series and well as Iron Man: The Gauntlet, the WARP trilogy, 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 Dublin, Ireland with his wife and two sons.


Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth:

May 14, 1965

Place of Birth:

Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland


Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987

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Artemis Fowl; The Last Guardian 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 311 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Electricboa More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. Clever an creative like a puzzle everything comes together in thw end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes! Koboi is back! I cannot wait to see how the series ends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.  :]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is excellent. I can not wait for this one to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eoin colfer is a very talented author and should b praised in her work on this series
Spy-Nine More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eoin need to make a short story telling what happen with artemis and holly and if artemis recover his memory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a such a good book! Rght when you think you know what is going to happen,it changes. The author creates such a good picture your mind. I would recomend this to every one who has read the other books. I would also recomend this to someone who loves faires but at the same time fighting, and adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, with some unepected twists at the end. Very good writing style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books that i have ever read!! I recomend it to anyone that is 7 or over
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a feeling that this won't be the end for the fowl family, I fully expect Colfer to come out with a series following myles who I have a feeling will be just as sinister as the orignal artemius, who we all knew and loved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm up to page 70 something, and the climax seems to be happening pretty early. All I can say is that Holly needs to get over N¿1 and start dating Artemis. If their world works like I Am Number Four, their child would be like a god of Greek mythology.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful end to something I've been reading since I was a kid. It came full circle and had a lot of the typical humor but with some new elements (zombies, the apocalypse, et cetera) that I really enjoyed. I know some people have been disappointed by the ending, but I think it fits and things will work out for the best for our favorite characters.
TheLiteraryPhoenix More than 1 year ago
Coming back to this book was still so sad for me. I continue to love this world and these characters. Even when they have their down moments, and the not-so-awesome seventh book (imho), I still love them. When you find a series like this one - or like Harry Potter, or the Grishaverse - it's so hard to say goodbye. Even when it's done well. As far as endings go, I'm happy with the way Eoin Colfer left this series. It's absolutely heartbreaking, don't get me wrong, but it's also beautiful. I think all the characters are at their most vulnerable here. I'd like to see more from Miles, Beckett, and Juliet... but I think on that front Colfer has left himself an opportunity for a spinoff series that could be fun should he decide to go that route. As for our old friends - to use a phrase of Artemis's - we get to say goodbye. They're stretched to their limits, each and every one of them. Even Mulch gets a bit of unexpected glory. It's a dazzling way for them all to go. This series remains very close to my heart, and I continue to recommend it all over the place. It's one that was popular in its time, but seems to have faded since then. I desperately hope that this film coming in August is successful, because I would love to see this series gain some more popularity. It holds up. And it was a wonderful journey.
les121 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Five stars for the series as a whole.This final Artemis Fowl novel is just as intelligent, creative, and hilarious as its predecessors. All of the characters we¿ve come to know and love have their moment in the spotlight, along with Artemis¿ little brothers Myles and Beckett, who are comically adorable, mini-geniuses in their own right. Although the big reveal of Artemis¿ ultimate scheme is somewhat predictable, it¿s still emotional and gut-wrenching, and I couldn¿t keep myself from crying. I have never been more sad about the end of a series, not because the ending itself is sad, but because it means that I won¿t have any more new adventures with Artemis, Holly, Butler, Mulch, and Foaly. It feels like these characters have become my friends, and I don¿t want their story to be over. I guess I¿ll just have to be content with rereading the books from the beginning and experiencing this amazing series all over again. Thank you, Mr. Colfer, for giving this story to the world; it made my childhood and my life more magical.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good end to the series but I wish they would make another one even though people might think that wuold riun it
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