Summary: Some of the ramifications of Artemis’ past life of crime (and his guilt) come back to haunt him.
This is the penultimate book of the series and it is clear that the disparate stories line of the previous books are coming together. But I have no idea how they are going to wrap up in just one more book.
In this book Artemis is going mad. He has (probably in part because of exposure to magic) has developed a fairy mental illness.
Again, the fairy world is in danger and this time Artemis does not seem capable of helping because he is in danger of going mad himself.
This book brings back Butler’s sister and by the end of the book, everyone that has experienced fairies has regained their memory of them (including Artemis’ mom).
This seems to be setting up for a large extended family battle against some evil force (or forces) for the final book.
Overall, I liked this book a bit more than six, which I liked a bit more than book five. So the series is going in the right direction. For a series of eight books, it has been remarkably consistant and consistantly good.
I am taking a break from Artemis for a month or so before I finish the series.
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