Opération Opale (Artemis Fowl #4)
A recruitment letter from the centaur Foaly, technical consultant, to the lower elements police.
If you have decoded this gnommish message, then you are a deputy officer in the lower elements police. You will not be aware of this fact because it is the custom of the LEP to mindwipe oour human allies. We do this so they cannot remember being recruited. If you cannot remember the fairy people or our underground city, then you can...more
By Eoin Colfer
342 pp. New York, New York
Hyperion Books for Children
The boy genius is back at it again. With two years of fairy memories erased from his mind, Artemis Fowl is back to his criminal mastermind self. This time he has his eyes set on a painting that sits in a very secure German bank vault. But this theft is only the first of many adventures that Artemis takes in the Opal Deception. With trolls, gunfire, and a plot to expose the fa...more
The Opal Deception was definitely my favourite in the Artemis Fowl series back in the day. It comes off the back of a huge cliffhanger in the previous book, the stakes are higher than ever, and this book definitely continues the trend established in The Eternity Code of taking a dark turn. The previous book had serious consequences for our characters, but they were ultimately rescued from those consequences, with admittedly a large cost paid. The Opal Deception goes even darker, with consequence...more
The book itself w...more
The Opal Deception takes a more serious tone than its predecessors, with some truly life threatening peril and death.
Artemis' continued personal growth makes the book an enjoyable and worthy installment. Readers should be aware that the story contains descriptive bo...more
But it's easy to read, a quick read, and it's a lot of fun. In this book, I could've done with a bit more weight given to the death of a main character, but I l...more
Very good and completely worth it. Character development is astoundi...more
Here we are, all mind-wiped and uncertain, everything under and above ground going crazy all at once, but still the heroic group pulls together to fight yet another battle. And quite the group at that: 14-year-old Artemis, his behemoth bodyguard Butler, the dwarf-thief Mulch Diggums, and the ever-fiesty fairy, Holly Short.
Having only read this book once before, years and years ago, I'd totally forgotten how it went. Which made it even scarier.
Especially seeing Commander Root suffer, and losing him like that is utterly heartbreaking; I love his bad-tempered self so much! What a waste.
This book is also a little different from the other three in the sense that our dynamic duos are split up. Follow...more
I enjoyed Opal's escape scene and felt that it was suitably explained. Although it might seem like a slow beginning, I like the updated progress on Opal's condition. The fact she's been in a "coma" for about a year is amusing because in the second book she had seemed somewhat like an unstable character. In this, she see...more
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I like this cover, mostly because I think it gives a good idea of how the pixies look like, especially the eyes. You can also see Artemis and Holly against a troll, which they face in the book. The troll looks more beast-like than what I imagined, but it suits their description and behavior better than what I had in mind.
The writing was quirky and humorous (especially the dialogue) and never once treated the readers lik...more
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 story begins with what would be expected...more
Actually, there isn't all that much of Artemis in this story, but that's okay, too, as the nemesis from The Arctic Incident, Opal Koboi, is after everyone who helped thwart her last series of dastardly deeds. Not only does Artemis need saving (and remindi...more
My concern after the end of the last book was that we'd just "star...more
Colfer, Eoin – 4th in series
Miramax Books, 2005, Hardcover
Artemis had his mind wiped of his memory of the fairie world and has returned to his criminal ways. He and his man Butler are in Berlin to steal a famous oft-stolen painting so that Artemis can be the youngest person to ever have stolen it. Meanwhile, Opal Koboi, that evil pixie who has been in a self-induced coma, has foiled authorities and is out for revenge on enemies, particularly Artemis...more
Artemis should have stayed mind wiped for the entire book if not longer, but it was obvious he'd remember everything at some point during the Opal Deception.
Too much Opal, wasn't a fan of this book.
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better... IT DID.
Anyway. The Opal Deception is the revenge of Opal Koboi. That's right, she's back, and she plans to kill Artemis Fowl, Holly Short, Foaly, Butler, Commander Root - pretty much everybody who played a role in her downfall. And chances of Artemis Fowl remembering his past are almost zero... right? (A little suspense there for you guys. Mwa ha ha ha :) )
Here's a few previews:
A certain character is alive.
Someone else is dead.
Our favorite tw...more
Trenton and Ben A.- Artimes Fowl the Opal Deception
Small group reading club
Trenton- May, 13 pages 0-31. The main characters are the opal and Artemis fowl. The Opal started off faking a coma so that she is not prosecuted but she has people on the inside of the hospital that replaced her with a clone of her body and nobody would know since she is in a coma. But before this she meditated in her hospital bed for about a year....more
Artemis' smarts never fail to impress. The plot always progresses at a steady pace, and character change has been done well, even if it took a mind-wipe, travel through time, and meditation. While I might be more satisfied with character development in Artemis if the entire series of change happened in one or two books,...more
Artemis Fowl- Criminal mastermind and boy genuis. First human to uncover the fairies.
Holly Short- Captain of the Lower Elements Police.
Domovoi Butler- Artemis's bodygaurd and the 3rd deadliest man in the worl...more
Artemis Fowl is back, though his last adventure with Holly & crew has left him with no recollections of any fairy business. Never to fear, however, as Artemis's and Bulter's mind wipes don't last forever (and how could you ever have expected to, when the whole series revolves around Artemis's interactions and doings with the People.
The young Fowl, while no longer trying to steal fairy gold, has not completely washed himsel...more
i'm finally done, and def. not ready to read adult books yet. liked this installment but didn't get obsessed as i did with the others - maybe i am just in artemis overload. i think it's time to return to harry potter for a little pick me up...
1 Star - Horrible book, It was so bad I stopped reading it. I have not read the whole book and wont
2 Star - Bad book, I forced myself to finish it and do NOT recommend. I can't believe I read it once
3 Star - Average book, Was entertaining but nothing special. No plans to ever re-read
4 Star - Good Book, Was a really good book and I would recommend. I am Likely to re-read this book
5 Star - GREAT book, A great story and well written. I can't wait for the next book. I Will Re-Read th...more
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He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A...more