Eoin Colfer plots Artemis Fowl's end
27th July 2010
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
Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy sequel And
Another Thing... and The