Most of this post shamelessly copypasted from a post of mine on another site, with minor adjustments
I just happened to stroll to a downtown bookstore during my lunch break on Monday, and found the newest Artemis Fowl book (Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian
). I was quite surprised as I hadn't realized it was out yet, but apparently it came out last week.
Having read it, I think it was a phenomenal capstone to the series, and am glad Eoin Colfer didn't take the "final book in the series" thing lightly. Rest assured that its ending isn't the kind that implies the adventures have completely come to an end, though, and I would be perfectly happy if Eoin Colfer ever decided to write more Artemis Fowl stories, perhaps not as proper installments in the series but rather as "side-stories" like those in The Artemis Fowl Files
Spoiler time for those who have read the book:
And now the BIG spoilers. As in, the revealing-details-about-the-end-of-the-book, don't-read-this-just-because-you're-curious-what-it's-about spoilers:
I've started writing a review for my local newspaper, where I work part-time getting their database up-to-date. I've never really been in touch with the Artemis Fowl fan community, and can't find much discussion of this book on fansites, so I can't tell if other people feel the same as I do about this final part of the series. And there's been woefully little fanart on that one fanart site I use since this book came out, so there's very little to get me my shipping fix after reading it. I might have to draw some myself to make up for that (although, you shouldn't count on it being especially good
fanart compared to some of the more talented artists out there).