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Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

I received my copy from the publisher.By: Eoin Colfer

Book 8 Artemis Fowl series

Power hungry, evil pixie Opal Koboi is back, she is far from done, and is now plotting to get rid of all mankind in her quest to become the fairy queen. It is an ambitious and heartless plan, she cares nothing for those she uses and less for those who will die. The icing on the cake will be to take down Artemis, Holly and Foaly. This is very personal for her.

Artemis and his friends aren’t about to let this happen without a fight, especially when it appears Opal has found a way to drag Artemis’ two four year old brothers into her plotting. This is not how it was supposed to end. Will Artemis be able to come up with a plan to foil Opal and prevent the end of the world?

A fitting end to the anti-hero that is Artemis Fowl. Artemis is a great character, clever and so much fun. Holly is a wonderful partner; brave, brazen and as determined as the young human. Foaly brings a great element of fun and Butler grounds it all in humanity. Together these core characters have taken us through some great adventures and this is no exception. Colfer has delivered an entertaining final chapter set in a place that stands apart in its blend of magic, technology and the world as we know it. The way he has been able to have to two worlds function separately yet be part of the same thing has been a joy to read, and lets face it who wouldn’t love to read about a boy billionaire/evil genius. The camaraderie and bonds between the characters have been well established over previous books and he doesn’t let these foundations slip as he takes us to its conclusion.

I have been a fan of these books for years and still think they are great fun, I’m sad to see the series end but it was a good place and way to do so. I am looking forward to Colfer’s next book.

Publisher: Puffin Books

Published: 07 October 2012

Format: Paperback 352 pages

Categories: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Action

ISBN 13: 9780141344331

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

 

Congrats Eoin Colfer

Independent booksellers in the UK and their customers have selected Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex, as the winning book in the children’s category for the Independent Booksellers Book Prize.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offer Eoin big congratulations, and in the spirit of things Eoin, here is a clip of him talking about one of the funny incidents from his past.

Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code

By: Eoin Colfer

Things may be changing for Artemis Fowl. His Father has been found alive, he is in hospital but will soon be returning to run the Fowl business. Artemis feels that he has time for one last job. He has developed a powerful new supercomputer using stolen fairy technology, but things go terribly wrong for Artemis when he baits the wrong person. His device falls into the wrong hands, those of ruthless tycoon Jon Spiro. This is not good. He needs to get it back before it creates chaos for both humans and fairies.

He has to try and save his loyal body guard Butler first. To do everything he now needs to, he has to ally himself once again with Captain Holly Short. Holly is no-ones fool and she doesn’t trust Artemis one bit but sometimes the most successful partnerships are the most surprising ones.

Artemis is back and even with good intentions the play always ends up way more complicated than it would seem at the beginning. Colfer’s characters blend and bounce off each other well, the verbal sparring has a wonderfully natural feel to it. You always know there are going to be little twists along the way but that is an Artemis trademark. These stories are laced with fantasy, reality, sci-fi and action, and these elements woven together create an enjoyable read.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 06 April 2006

Format: Paperback 352 pages

Categories: Adventure Science Fiction Fantasy

ISBN 13: 9780141321318

Purchase: here

Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident

By: Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl has steadfastly held on to the belief that his father is missing and not dead, even though it’s been two years. He is in the middle of playing mental games with the school councillor when the call from his bodygurad – Butler, comes through. Contact has been made from Russia, the last place his father was known to be alive.

On his way to Russia, the last place his father was known to be alive, Artemis is waylaid by Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance squad. Someone has been smuggling contraband and Artemis is her primary suspect. Artemis agrees to help the LEPRecons find the smuggler if they will help him rescue his father. Sometimes situations require the most unlikely of alliances to be formed. The big question though is are Holly and Artemis capable of working together with all that’s gone between them, or are both missions doomed to failure. And who is the pixie mastermind behind the smuggling operation?

A return to the world of Artemis Fowl, whose mind is complex and brilliant, though maybe not as brilliant as he always thinks. Aided and guarded by the stoic Butler while banging heads with the LEPRecons, Artemis’s schemings are always a pleasure to read. The characters are fun, I am partial to the dynamic between Artemis and Foaly, this book also sees the welcome return of Mulch Diggums. An enjoyable and layered adventure.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 06 April 2006

Format: Paperback 320 pages

Categories: Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy

ISBN 13: 9780141321325

Purchase: here

Artemis Fowl

By: Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is a prodigy, a genius. His mother is ill, his father is missing and Artemis has plans. Criminal plans and the money to fund his ventures. Now he has discovered a fairy civilization below ground and sees this as a brand new opportunity for exploitation. The thing is Artemis doesn’t know as much as he thinks he does. This isn’t going to be as easy as he thought and what he doesn’t know could hurt him. When he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police, Artemis almost triggers a cross species war. All of this and he is only 12.

Boy billionaire, evil genius, what’s not to love. Throw in a determined fairy police officer, a technically brilliant but grumpy centaur and a dirt eating dwarf with a gas issue and you have a really fun read. Wonderful characters, plots and machinations.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 07 March 2002

Format: Paperback 304 pages

Categories: Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy

ISBN 13: 9780141312125

Purchase: here

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