Artemis Fowl is a series of eight science fantasy novels, starring teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II. Colfer summed up the series as: “Die Hard” with fairies. There are eight novels in the series; the first was published in 2001 and the eighth, titled “The Last Guardian” was released in 2012. The eighth and final book is set to be released 10 July 2012. A graphic novel was released in 2007, and a second in 2009.
A third graphic novel and a movie are currently in the writing process.