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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

It's Artemis vs. Armageddon in fast-paced finale.

Book Eoin Colfer Fantasy 2012
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Artemis fans will thoroughly enjoy this fast-paced finale that takes on the biggest villain of the series -- the pixie Opal Koboi -- with no less than Armageddon at stake. All of Artemis' friends need to step up here, and, as usual, Mulch Diggums has a heroic, yet gassy role to play. As Opal's maniacal plan unfolds, readers wait with glee for Artemis' usual brilliant counterattack. The final grandstanding takes place on the Fowl estate -- Artemis' home turf -- but it's still not an easy fight to win.

Author Eoin Colfer brings the much-loved series to a close with his usual fun fairy-tech flourishes and humor. More time could have been given to the final third in general -- that fantastic troll ride goes by way too fast, as do Holly and Artemis' moments together -- but it's all still well worth the wild ride.

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