Okay, first things first: the ending. I wasn’t entirely surprised that a main character died. This was the last book in the series, and it just… had to happen that way. Artemis needed to get away from the fairies in order for the series to really end. So, either he or Holly needed to die.
I was rooting for Holly. Really. But then everyone started blaming Artemis for everything for... really no reason, and I knew it was gonna be him. And I knew it was going to be some heroic thing he did, because that’s what he does now.
The Last Guardian, the eighth and final book in Eoin Colfer's best-selling Artemis Fowl series about a teenage criminal mastermind, won't be published until July 10, but he's releasing an exclusive excerpt here.
His publisher, Disney, is revealing the book cover and announcing that the first printing will be 1 million copies. The last three books in the series, aimed at kids 10 and up, have hit the top 10 on USA TODAY's Best-selling Books list. Disney reports more than 13 million copies in print in the USA.
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 where 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 the the battle they were fighting when they died is long over....
“Hey, Arty. What’s up?” Holly said, cheerfully. She sat down in a chair on the opposite side of Artemis. He didn’t move from the position he was in, nor did he answer her question. Holly could tell that something was very wrong.
“Why didn’t you tell me?” he whispered. Holly’s brow furrowed in confusion.
“Didn’t tell you what?” she said. Artemis bit his lip, holding back a smart retort for the first time in his life. He pulled something up on his computer. He turned the screen towards Holly. She gasped. The video feed from Lilly’s room was playing...
Lilly sat in the stables, still fuming about Tyler. A winter wind blew through and she trembling. Lilly walked into an empty stall and sat in the corner shivering. She didn’t feel like going back to the house yet. She rested her head against the wall and slowly drifted off to sleep.
Lilly ran through a dark maze, something coming after her. She turned corner after corner, trying to find the exit. She could see the “Exit” sign but for some reason, she couldn’t reach it. Lilly turned one last corner and found herself at a dead end. Heavy footsteps came from behind her. She...
Lilly opened her eyes and blinked as the bright sunlight hit her face. She groaned and pulled the covers over her head, then she sat up. Wait a minute, she thought. Lilly jumped out of bed and yanked the curtains back to reveal a clear blue sky. Her chest swelled with excitement. She ran downstairs, not bothering to change. Artemis was already at the table eating.
“Well, good morning,” he said as she raced around the corner.
“It’s---outside---snow---” She couldn’t seem to get the words out.
Artemis and Lilly sat in the living room, staring intensely at the board. Lilly’s hand hovered over each piece before she finally moved. Artemis quickly took her knight. He leaned back and smirked.
“Check,” he said. A devilish grin spread across Lilly’s face and his mind immediately filled with doubt. He watched as she slowly took his queen with hers.
“Check and mate,” she said, standing up. Artemis continued to stare with his mouth hanging open slightly
“How did I not see that?” he muttered to himself. Lilly shrugged and walked to the window. She...
Tyler turned on the radio. Lilly curled up on the seat and her eyelids started to droop. Soon, she was asleep.
Tyler glanced at Lilly. He looked at her pale skin, her long raven hair that flowed over her shoulders, and her slender body that curved just above her hips. He studied her face. The freckles that speckled along her cheeks, her full pink lips, and her dark lashes. He bit his lip and stared back at the road, his mind filling with doubt.
Lilly found herself in a small dark room. She got up and slowly felt her way along the walls. There was no door. She...