USAToday published an excerpt of the book, which you can read here if you like. I haven't read it, yet, actually. Personally, I don't like reading advance chapters of a book because it just drives me crazy if I can't read the whole book, especially if it's pretty good!
I'm actually sad that Artemis Fowl is ending. I have loved it for ten years, since I first sat down, borrowed a copy from a schoolmate, and realized I had already read so many chapters before my schoolmate asked for it back. I've loved it then and I still love it.
However, I also think it's time for the series to end. Sadly, I didn't enjoy The Atlantis Complex as much as I did the previous other books. I felt like it was not as spectacular as the previous six books. I'm glad though that Eoin didn't suddenly end the series and left us hanging. I think that he's a wonderful author and he can create a whole new series that will be just as fantastic. And I'll be waiting for that.
How about you? Are you looking forward to reading the eighth book?