Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
A Year of Books
Account Services
Our Chelmsford shop
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Eoin Colfer plots Artemis Fowl's end

27th July 2010

Children's author Eoin Colfer is preparing to close the book on his best-known character - the teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl.

Speaking to the Guardian, the writer explained that his latest offering, Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex, is the antihero's penultimate adventure - even though he admits he has become 'fond' of the character.

Colfer also revealed that he already has a plan for Fowl's last appearance and intends to make the boy genius choose between being unkind and becoming a millionaire or doing a good deed and ending up with nothing.

'There's not going to be any huge battle and going up the stairs to heaven, it's not going to be that kind of finish. There will be the big adventure, but the end will be in a little epilogue,' he told the newspaper.

The author added that over the course of the series, which started with Artemis Fowl in 2001, the protagonist has changed from a horrible criminal to a Robin Hood-esque adventurer, while some of his kinder characteristics have been inspired by Colfer's son.

Outside of the Artemis Fowl series, Colfer's other books include The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy sequel And Another Thing... and The Supernaturalist.
 

Latest Blog
Read an extract from Everything I Know About Love
20/04/2018

Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love is an honest, funny and uplifting account of growing up and being enough.

An extract from The Fire This Time
18/04/2018

Edited by National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward, The Fire This Time is a collection of essays and poems exploring black experience in modern-day America, in a response to James Baldwin's groundbreaking 1963 essay collection The Fire Next Time.

Swither, Shoogle, Wheesht - Kirsty Logan on the language of The Gloaming
17/04/2018

Kirsty Logan's second novel, The Gloaming, is a swirling tale threaded through with magic, heartbreak, love and mermaids. It is studded with evocative but perhaps unfamiliar words, adding atmosphere, mood and expression. Exclusively for Foyles, she has written about some of these Scottish words, that head up each chapter of the book.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd