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The Opal Deception (edition 2005)

by Eoin Colfer

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Title:The Opal Deception
Authors:Eoin Colfer
Info:Scholastic Books (2005), Paperback
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Tags:YA, fantasy

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This one was slightly difficult to get through. I still love the voices, but the characters are not nearly as engaging this time. Not sure why. Perhaps Artemis' amnesia is the culprit. Opal Koboi's evil megalomania is tiresome. ( )
  2wonderY | Jul 8, 2015 |
I don't know if 4 and 5 were better than the others, or if I have just grown to love these books more. There are sometimes moments that I've gotten bored with the other books and drifted off a bit (not unusual for me), but Eoin's humor usually keeps my interest in moments like those- it's what keeps me reading. But this one and #5 I enjoyed very much, with only a very few moments of mind wandering. Scott has just recently been hooked on them as well; he read them all and asked me to buy #6, so I'll be reading that one soon as well. ( )
  KR_Patterson | Apr 27, 2015 |
Artemis Fowl returns. This time, he has no memory of having ever met the People before, and yet once again, he finds himself in a mess that puts him directly in contact with them.

Followers of the series will recall that, at the end of Eternity Code, our criminal genius friend had agreed to a mind wipe in exchange for the fairies help with retrieving his stolen property.

But a series of events will soon jog Artemis' memory and it will happen just in the nick of time to save the world yet again.

These stories are creatively written and well thought out. The world the author has created in these stories is one that will find it's home in the collective hearts and minds of many readers, regardless of age or genre preferences.

These stories are fun and exciting and full of adventure. Some of the content might be a little rough for younger middle-grade readers, so use caution when providing these books to your children. ( )
  destinyisntfree | Feb 28, 2015 |
Artemis Fowl returns. This time, he has no memory of having ever met the People before, and yet once again, he finds himself in a mess that puts him directly in contact with them.

Followers of the series will recall that, at the end of Eternity Code, our criminal genius friend had agreed to a mind wipe in exchange for the fairies help with retrieving his stolen property.

But a series of events will soon jog Artemis' memory and it will happen just in the nick of time to save the world yet again.

These stories are creatively written and well thought out. The world the author has created in these stories is one that will find it's home in the collective hearts and minds of many readers, regardless of age or genre preferences.

These stories are fun and exciting and full of adventure. Some of the content might be a little rough for younger middle-grade readers, so use caution when providing these books to your children. ( )
  destinyisntfree | Feb 28, 2015 |
I loved the return of Opal! Every twist was cleverly made, the situations were cliff-hangers. Full of cleverness and good writing, I say. ( )
  ariel.kirst | Nov 14, 2014 |
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In der Argon Klinik in Haven City (Erdland) machen es die Wachen den Brill-Brüdern nicht besonders schwer, den Körper Opal Kobois gegen einen perfekten Klon auszutauchen. Die Polizisten vor der Tür des Krankenzimmers sind schon seit langem reduziert, denn die Gefahr, die früher von der Wichtelin ausging, scheint gebannt, seit Opal in ein ewiges Koma gefallen ist. Aber Opal ist gar nicht ins Koma gefallen, sie hat den Schlafzustand selbst erzeugt. Und ewig wird ihr Schlaf auch nicht sein: In früher Jugend war Opal Schülerin von Gola Schween, dem Guru des Reinigungskomas, der sie in der Kunst des Schlafens zum Zweck des Nachdenkens unterwies. Und so hat die Wichtelin bereits einen perfekten Racheplan im Gepäck, als die Brill-Brüder die Wachen betäuben, um ihre Herrin zu befreien ...



Zum Racheplan von Opal gehört es, ihre Gegenspielerin, Officer Captain Holly Short von der Zentralen Untergrund-Polizei (ZUP), für immer auszuschalten -- und zwar mit einem raffinierten Plan, der Short als Mordverdächtige ins Visier ihrer eigenen Mannen bringen soll (und schließlich bringt). Im Zentrum ihrer Intrige aber steht der menschliche Meisterdieb Artemis Fowl, der die gesamte ZUP zum Narren hielt, bevor es dem talentierten Zentaur Foaly mit „unterirdischer Spitzentechnologie“ gelang, dem Verbrechergenie die Erinnerung an die Unterwelt aus dem Hirn zu löschen. Fowl ist gerade dabei, das am besten gesichertste Gemälde der Welt aus dem Hochsicherheitstrakt einer Bank zu stehlen, als Opal versucht, ihn mit seinen eigenen Waffen zu schlagen. Am Ende steht der Versuch, einen Krieg der Ober- und Unterwelt auszulösen, an dessen Ende sich die Wichtelin zur Herrscherin der Überlebenden aufschwingen könnte. Zur Rettung ihrer eigenen Haut und zur Rettung des Universums muss Captain Short nicht nur die Hilfe des selbstverliebten Zwergs Mulch in Anspruch nehmen. Sie muss auch das Gedächtnis Fowls ans die Unterirdischen wieder aktivieren. Aber das ist für alle Beteiligten gefährlicher als erwartet...

Die Rache ist Fowls viertes Abenteuer, und es ist vielleicht sein spannendstes. So oder so wirkt die Methode seines Erfinders Eoin Colfer, im geheimen Erdland mythische und phantastische Elemente mit solchen der Alltagwelt und der Science-Fiction zu verknüpfen, wieder einmal überaus fruchtbar für die zum Teil sehr versponnene Geschichte. Als Leser fühlt man sich gleich auf gespenstische Weise fremd und doch zuhause in der Unterwelt der Elfen, Zwerge und Wichtel. Und das erhöht den Grad der Spannung in Artemis Fowl. Die Rache ganz enorm.
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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.

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After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl's mind was wiped of memories of the world belowground and any goodness grudgingly learned is now gone, with the young genius reverting to his criminal lifestyle.

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