Friday, November 16, 2012

Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian, by Eoin Colfer

(hb; 2012: eighth book in the Artemis Fowl series)

From the inside flap:

"Artemis Fowl's archenemy Opal Kobai has masterminded a way to simultaneously secure her release from prison and bring the human and fairy worlds to their knees.  And, unless Artemis can stop her, the evil pixie's next move will destroy all human life on Earth.

"Ground Zero is the Fowl Estate, where Opal has reanimated fairy warriors who were buried there thousands of years ago.  Their spirits have possessed any vessels they can find - corpses, Artemis's little brothers, assorted wildlife - and they are bound to obey Opal's every command.  Defeating the motley troops and their diabolical leader will require all of Artemis's cleverness - as well as Butler's bravery, Holly's skill, and Foaly's gadgetry.  But if their best efforts aren't enough, Armageddon will surely follow."


The Last Guardian advances the thrills and chills adventure, plot twists, laugh-out-loud humor and semi-quirky characters of the previous seven Artemis Fowl novels. If you liked those books, chances are you'll like this one, too.

This is one of my favorite entries in this highly entertaining series.

Check it out.

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