Synopses & Reviews
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?
"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.)
"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
"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
"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
"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
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.
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.
The evil pixie Opal Koboi has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis Fowl is at the top of her list.
After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. But they have not forgotten about him. Once again, he must stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him.
About the Author
Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.