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The Opal Deception

(Artemis Fowl #4)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  112,608 Ratings  ·  1,744 Reviews
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
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 14th 2009 by Miramax Books (first published April 30th 2005)
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Hajir The Opal Deception is the 4th book...The 3rd book is called The Eternity Code.
Zac C.C Yes. You absolutely must, but only with a question.

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Notes: Wherein characters experience life-altering change, and the villain is partial to absent murder by complex deathtrap.
Jun 15, 2008 added it
the code on the bottom of the pages says the following:

A recruitment letter from the centaur Foaly, technical consultant, to the lower elements police.
Trsuted ally,
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
Ahmed  Ejaz
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, full-lengths
Friendship isn't a science mudboy. Just do what you think is right.

This book has so much much much excitement that I couldn't stop reading. I CAN'T stop!! I am completely under the influence of this series and can't take rest till the last book.

About Opal Koboi
Opal is also very intelligent. Like Artemis. But her plans are evil. She is very hungry for POWER!!
I liked the way she is written as an evil-minded Fairy.

Opal plans to take revenge from those
Adibah Atiqa (elentiyareads)
“If we make it through this, we will be friends. Bonded by trauma.”

Oh myyyy GOD !!! I love every character's development throughout the series. The plot line presents in how we had followed their journey so far is so heart-wrenching and emotional much. It's just so memorable and I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS HERE. They're all my baes <3

“I do remember, Holly. I remember it all. Especially you. It's a real comfort to have you here.”

Come on, the idea of wiping memory and how he slowly rememberin
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy

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
Alaina Meserole
The Opal Deception was so freaking good! I still think it's beyond weird how I never read these book when I was in school. Thank god I'm starting them now because I'm hooked and I can't wait till I get my hands on the next book in this series.

I'm so happy that I got to see my favorite character Mulch again! I'm also really happy that the whole gang is back too. Well, not everyone.. but hey I'll take what I can get. Artemis is back and I love it!

The villain is Opal, who is very intelligent. Where
BAM The Bibliomaniac
"It's about me! It's always about me! I'm the only important one here!"

Great book for the fourth in the series! More fairy action, which is what I loved about the first book. Artemis gets a soul.
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
Artemis Fowl begins another fantastical adventure with Captain Holly Short, Mulch the Dwarf, and Butler to save the world as we know it. I had forgotten how entertaining and truly enjoyable these books are. Shame on me. I really liked getting back into this world and reading the funny one liners the characters say to one another. The writing is hilarious and very fast-paced. There is always something important happening to keep you turning the pages, and the characters are so lovable that you ca ...more
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I really enjoyed this book. So far this whole sereies is a 4-4.5/5 stars!(:
Kimberley doruyter
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
the best ending so far.
and the bad girl gets what's coming.
C.P. Cabaniss
Each time I reread one of these, I'm reminded of why I loved this series when I was younger. It has fun characters, interesting stories, and is very well written.

This one started out where the last ended and still gave that bittersweet feeling. We were immediately thrown into the action and some devastating events took place. But we got our team together and were able to see them in all their glory. There was a little less Foaly this time, I think, but he still played a key role.

The ending was
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm looking forward to seeing how Artemis will continue to change. I'm also excited that I like Holly now.
Kathryn Malm (super fangirl!)
One of the best series i have ever read!! i love it
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I thought this was a great comeback from the third book, which wasn't my favorite. The action level was high, and the villain was more than a worthy match for Artemis, Butler and Holly Short. There is a very intense and tragic moment that is the catalyst for what follows in this book. Holly thought she'd seen the last of Artemis, but when the chips fall down, she's rushing to save him and Butler and knows that he's the only one who can deal with the villain, the nefarious Opal Koboi.

The characte
Jan 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
As a late-comer to the Artemis Fowl phenomenon, I'm glad I did eventually pick it up. These books are really fun and highly entertaining. The Opal Deception didn't disappoint.

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.

Dec 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
The Artemis Fowl books are very good when you need a break from heavy 'grown-up' books. They're fun little adventure stories, and this book isn't an exception. It's not totally light: there is substance -- death happens, the characters are in real danger, actions have consequences, the friendships formed between the characters are real...

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
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opal Koboi is quite the evil mastermind. She certainly pushed everyone's lives into shambles, particularly Root's, I say. Ugh, I'll miss old Beet Root. And it'll be great to see Holly and Mulch with their detective business during the series.
Mironiel Blokzyl
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After all these years, this series still manages to hold up. This is a different book than the first three, mainly because of Artemis’ character development. I really loved anti-hero/criminal Artemis, but he’s growing up and become a good person (well, at least good to his friends). Holly is as badass as ever. And Opal is a fairly interesting adversary to the team because of her intelligence and desire for revenge. The end of The Opal Deception set up some storylines for the next book that shoul ...more
Opal Koboi has been waiting and scheming for over a year and the time has come to get revenge on those who foiled her plans to take over Faerie - namely Holly, Root, Foaly, Butler, and Artemis. Artemis and Butler had their minds wiped in the last book, so they don't even know that fairies exist when they narrowly escape an assassination attempt. Nevertheless, they team up with Holly and Mulch to defeat Opal before she can expose the Faerie underground to the human world.

This series is great!! I
Tyler Mix
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it

Personal Response:

I like this book because it brought into view what most consider lunacy. I adored the idea of mystical creatures that lived in an underground city. They lived among us cloaked and ready to stop the endless cruelty that humans are so well known for.


In the book Artemis Fowl the Opal Deception there were mythical creatures like elves, goblins, trolls, and centaurs that lived underground to hide from the mud men. This incident involved Opal Koboi who was a sprite that became a
Nov 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
By Eoin Colfer
342 pp. New York, New York
Hyperion Books for Children
ISBN 0-7868-5289-5
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
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisachan by: Tabata
Emotivamente mi ha dato un cazzotto meno intenso del terzo volume, ma Roots mi ha piegata in due dal dolore comunque, va detto. Cioè, Colfer, sei un demonio, veramente. Non mi lamenterò più di nessun altro autore. Colfer è senza alcuna pietà per i suoi baby lettori (all'interno dei quali mi annovero anch'io; sono una very baby lettrice, nel mio cuore).

Comunque Bombarda è tutto. TUTTO.
Aug 25, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sarah's Reviews
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
When an enemy from his supposed past resurfaces, Artemis must come to terms with what he doesn't remember in order to have a chance at saving his life, friends, human civilization and the fairy world at large from certain destruction.

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
Claire (Clairby11xxx)
(9/10) Yet another great installment in the Artemis Fowl series. I think I like these so much because they are so easy to read, you get a great adventure which gallops along at a million miles an hour that, if I had the time, I could read in one day!

This time you can't keep a good pixie down and Opal Koboi is back with a new plan for world domination. The anti has definitely been upped in the last couple of books with series favourites being placed in some rather hairy situations. I can't wait t
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Pretty much anyone
Opal Koboi is back and set on getting her revenge on everyone who foiled her evil plan to destroy the LEP. Artemis has reverted to his old life of crime. He has become the same hard-hearted, criminal mastermind that we knew from the first book. Opal goes after Holly and Root. And after taking care of them, goes after Artemis. Will he be able to outsmart the evil but admittedly brilliant pixie? Or will this be Artemis' downfall?

Very good and completely worth it. Character development is astoundi
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jugendbücher
Wie immer toll und echt spannend, wobei mir die Teile davor irgendwie noch etwas besser gefallen haben. Deshalb gibt's nur 4 Sterne. Aber auch weiterhin eine tolle Jugendbuchreihe, die ich wirklich nur empfehlen kann, auch wenn ich vielleicht etwas voreingenommen bin, da ich die schon früher mit ca. 13 Jahren immer super gern gelesen habe.
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I forgot about so much that happens. STEALING THE TRUFFLES. Artemis & Holly Bonding. Root's death was still just as painful, though. I can't believe this book includes cloning, being hunted by actual trolls, environmentalism, saving the world with flatulence, and an almost literal journey to the centre of the earth. These books are incredible.
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Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

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

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