As explosions throughout the world blow out most vehicles, buildings, satellites, and cell phones, killing many people in the process, human communication systems shut down, and the human world falls into chaos. During her stay in the nuclear reactor, Opal furthers her ability to use black magic and opens The Berserker's Gate, a portal located on the Fowl estate, behind which dwell the spirits of fairy soldiers killed in the Battle of Taillte, an ancient war fought nearly ten thousand years previously. The spirits rise and possess Beckett and Myles , Artemis's twin brothers, Juliet, corpses, and woodland critters.
Queen Bellico is the spirit possessing Juliet. When Artemis, Holly, and Butler arrive on the estate after a last minute escape from Haven, they immediately try to foil Opal's plan, but they end up in hiding with Mulch Diggums, who was trying to rob Fowl Manor.
After several more battles, Bellico permanently cripples Butler's heart with a bolt of Opal's black magic, and Mulch rides a rampaging troll to assist Artemis' plan to prevent Opal from opening the second gate with a laser cannon from a solar plane Artemis developed in a shed. Artemis and Holly release some of the spirits to heaven before Opal opens the second lock. Using Opal's dying clone, Nopal, which Opal had created in The Opal Deception , Artemis closes the second lock on the Berserker's Gate, since only Opal's genetic fingerprint can close the second lock forever.
The possessed humans are released, but not before the group's leader, Oro Shaydova, uses Beckett's body to kill Opal once and for all.
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The closing of the second lock destroys all fairies within the boundaries, killing Artemis due to the fairy eye he received from Holly in The Lost Colony. Six months later, in a human world set back several hundred years, Foaly clones Artemis using DNA from Artemis' saliva from when he kissed Holly's forehead just before he began the final plan to stop Opal. Artemis's soul, which clung on through sheer willpower and intellect at the Fowl Estate, then inhabits the clone. Even though the clone lives and contains Artemis' soul, he has suffered heavy memory loss.
Holly begins to tell the clone the story of how she met the original Artemis, starting the opening line of the first book in the series: "It all started in Ho Chi Minh City one summer.
It was sweltering by anyone's standards. Needless to say, Artemis Fowl would not have been willing to put up with such discomfort if something extremely important had not been at stake. Important to the plan Colfer stated that he wanted the novel to deal with Artemis' transformation "from being a selfish criminal to a hero who is prepared to sacrifice everything for a good cause.
He then "decided that I could only write a book about Artemis if the story was strong enough, so I planned one at a time. After eight, I concluded it was time to move on.
Critical reception for The Last Guardian was positive, meeting with praise from most reviewers. All this is on the way to a smashing set of climactic twists and turns, just deserts and life-changing sacrifices. The ending is appropriately climactic -- and to give anything away would be far more criminal than anything Artemis has got up to in the past.
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Here she selects her book of the year for Books for Keeps. It was with great relish, I purchased the eighth and final instalment of the Artemis Fowl series last July.
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I have read the Artemis Fowl books from the beginning, and I have loved the journey! Would the last book be a fitting finale? I have to say, in my opinion, it certainly was! The epic adventure begins with the return of arch-villain Opal Koboi unleashing her most earth-shattering literally and fiendish scheme to date. By duping two cameo characters, gnomes aka Pip and Kip, into kidnapping a younger version of herself from another timeline, she manages to escape from prison and become a nuclear version of herself.
This is just the first part of her cunning plan to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction.
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