The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
  1. $16.99 New Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl #04)

by

Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl #04) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back... and so is his brilliant and dangerous enemy, Opal Koboi. At the start of the 4th adventure in the series, Artemis has no memory of the fairy people and has returned to his unlawful ways. He is preparing to steal a famous painting from a German bank, having no idea that his old rival, Opal, has escaped from prison and is exacting her revenge on all those who put here there, including Artemis.

Meanwhile in the Lower Elements, Opal has planted a trap for Captain Holly Short and Commander Root of the LEPrecon fairy police. Although Holly is framed for a heinous crime she did not commit, her only concern is Artemis's safety. Can Holly prove the accusations false? Has Artemis finally been outsmarted, faced with a world he does not believe in?

Review:

"Popular series continue to take readers far and wide with some favorite escorts. In the fourth adventure about the teen criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer, fans can cheer that the antihero did not retire, as he had threatened in The Eternity Code. However, his career is now in peril because all memory of the fairy people (even the wicked Opal Koboi) has been erased from memory; and Opal has framed Capt. Holly Short for the murder of Commander Root of the LEPrechon fairy police." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"As in all the books, this one has plenty of action as well as great humor and clever plot manipulations. Characters are once again fully realized, and fans will eagerly enter into the spirit of the action." Booklist

Review:

"The characters — especially sarcastic Artemis, now 14 — are still a blast, but Colfer seems too dazzled by all the gadgetry and explosives jammed into this tale. (Grade: C+)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"The prose is clunky and the characters speak in clichés, but those who enjoyed the earlier books won't care. The humor (heavily dosed with flatulence jokes) and creativity carry the narrative through the tight spots and impossible situations." School Library Journal

Review:

"The plot is excellent and moves the reader rapidly through deadly traps....The characters are well developed and believable. The author is very adept at weaving humor throughout the story and readers will be hard pressed to put the book down once they have started to read it." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back — and so is his brilliant and dangerous enemy, Opal Koboi — in the highly anticipated new addition to the #1 bestselling Artemis Fowl series.

Synopsis:

Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back…and so is his cunning enemy from Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, Opal Koboi. At the start of the fourth adventure, Artemis has returned to his unlawful ways. He's in Berlin, preparing to steal a famous impressionist painting from a German bank. He has no idea that his old rival, Opal, has escaped from prison by cloning herself. She's left her double behind in jail and, now free, is exacting her revenge on all those who put her there, including Artemis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786852895
Author:
Colfer, Eoin
Publisher:
Disney Press
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
England
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
American Hardcover
Series:
Artemis Fowl
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.8125 x 5.25 in 17.6 oz
Age Level:
13-17

Other books you might like

  1. Pendragon, Book 6: The Rivers of Zadaa
    Used Trade Paper $3.95
  2. Arthur and the Minimoys Used Hardcover $3.95
  3. Magyk: Septimus Heap, Book One...
    Used Trade Paper $1.50
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood...
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. The Tombs of Atuan: Book Two of...
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  6. Artemis Fowl Used Hardcover $3.95

Related Subjects


Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General
Young Adult » General

Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl #04) Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$2.50 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Miramax Books - English 9780786852895 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Popular series continue to take readers far and wide with some favorite escorts. In the fourth adventure about the teen criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer, fans can cheer that the antihero did not retire, as he had threatened in The Eternity Code. However, his career is now in peril because all memory of the fairy people (even the wicked Opal Koboi) has been erased from memory; and Opal has framed Capt. Holly Short for the murder of Commander Root of the LEPrechon fairy police." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "As in all the books, this one has plenty of action as well as great humor and clever plot manipulations. Characters are once again fully realized, and fans will eagerly enter into the spirit of the action."
"Review" by , "The characters — especially sarcastic Artemis, now 14 — are still a blast, but Colfer seems too dazzled by all the gadgetry and explosives jammed into this tale. (Grade: C+)"
"Review" by , "The prose is clunky and the characters speak in clichés, but those who enjoyed the earlier books won't care. The humor (heavily dosed with flatulence jokes) and creativity carry the narrative through the tight spots and impossible situations."
"Review" by , "The plot is excellent and moves the reader rapidly through deadly traps....The characters are well developed and believable. The author is very adept at weaving humor throughout the story and readers will be hard pressed to put the book down once they have started to read it."
"Synopsis" by , Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back — and so is his brilliant and dangerous enemy, Opal Koboi — in the highly anticipated new addition to the #1 bestselling Artemis Fowl series.
"Synopsis" by , Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back…and so is his cunning enemy from Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, Opal Koboi. At the start of the fourth adventure, Artemis has returned to his unlawful ways. He's in Berlin, preparing to steal a famous impressionist painting from a German bank. He has no idea that his old rival, Opal, has escaped from prison by cloning herself. She's left her double behind in jail and, now free, is exacting her revenge on all those who put her there, including Artemis.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.