I’m a big fan of books written for young adults, but what first attracted me to this series was the sparkly cover the first edition of Artemis Fowl had back in 2001.
Luckily the inside turned out to be just as good as the sparkly cover, and since then it’s been exciting every time a new Artemis has been announced.
When Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian was announced I was again excited.
Then sad as Eoin Colfer confirmed it was going to be the final.
Then concerned that the final in the series may not be sparkly! (yes, I have what could be considered book OCD).
To my relief Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian has a cover that matches the others in the series, and like the first Artemis what is on the inside is great.
Artemis Fowl the II is a master criminal. Since his father disappeared in Russia and his mother has gone made he took over the estate. His latest plot through instead of art thefts and computer company hacks is undermining an underground civilisation, The People.
Artemis takes an LEPO fairy (Lower Elements Police Officer) hostage, asking for a ransom fee for one metric ton of gold from the People.
By the way the people are basically elves, dwarves, gnomes, goblins and pixies. The LEP Officer is smart though, she frees herself and then everything turns nasty…
I really enjoyed this book. It’s an adventure with twists and turns everywhere, fast paced and not too long. If you like magic and crime is is a good book for you. I recommend this book to everyone.
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