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The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer

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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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 to see what dastardly plan is going to be foiled next in The Lost Colony. ( )
  LiteraryReadaholic | Apr 28, 2017 |
Hello Reader, Today I will be doing a review and summary of "The Opal Deception"
First in this story, Opal Kaboi the master mind who was caught by Artimis Fowl in the previous book. SHe is put in a high Security jail where she is put in a coma. Later on, Opal ecapes from the prison and is set on killing Artemis Fowl, Holly, and Caption Root. First, Opal kills Root, but decives people into tjonking that Holly has killed him, so now Holly is a criminal. Holly now goes to try and save Artemis Fowl. While Holly is doing this Atremis gets air striked by Opal and Butler gets hit Consensus, luckily Holly comes just intime and heals Butler. After that Holly and Artemis gets traped in a abanded amusement park with a horde of trolls. After escaping the trolls, the whole team assembles and ddevise a plan to arrest Opal. In the end of the book Artemis again outsmarts Opal, and arrest her. ( )
  DiegoK.B1 | Jan 12, 2017 |
Artemis Fowl keeps me coming back for more adventures, even when those adventures settle around someone like Mulch Diggums.

I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of gastro-intestinal humor. Poop is poop and belongs in the sewers, not in a civilized persons joke repertoire.

And yet I still enjoy this series. It is young adult/children and I could see an 8 year old boy giggling his head off when the author describes a character knocking out a whole tribe of trolls with his farts. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
I think this book is the best in the series so far. It has the same feel as the rest of the books.
  Sage54 | Jan 22, 2016 |
The Opal Deception is the fourth book in the Artemis Fowl series. Artemis Fowl is a boy evil genius that has worked with and against those in the Fairy world in the past. In this book, he and his body guard Butler once again are working with Captain Holly Short to stop Opal Koboi, the evil Pixie.

In at the end of the previous book, Opal Koboi was stopped and she fell into a deep coma. In return for the fairy's help, Artemis and Butler agreed to a mind wipe which removed all of their memories of anything to do with fairies and their world. Unfortunately, this mind wipe also sent Artemis' personal development back to where it was at the beginning of the first book, a genius that only cared for himself and personal gain. Now Opal has found away to return and she is determined to have her revenge on everyone that had a hand in her defeat, including Artemis, whether he remembers or not. All of the characters I love from the earlier books are back in this novel, including my personal favorite, Mulch Diggins - the dwarf whose flatulence is a deadly weapon.
I found this installment less interesting plot-wise than the previous books. It felt like this book was being used to advance the series rather than tell an interesting story. The last book introduced a new villain, which enabled Artemis to work with the good guys. This book had to resolve the issue of his missing memories, set Opal up to be a continuing menace and set Holly up for a new role in future books. The book was successful in all of these aspects, but the conflict in this book was not as interesting to me as the ones in previous books. I do appreciate the continual evolution of Artemis' character. Every book, including this one, brings new dimensions to him. So while the book rated on its own was just OK for me, I am sure it is vital to the evolution of the series as a whole. I am looking forward to reading the next books, since this book has all the ducks in a row for a really fun story. ( )
  Cora-R | Jan 17, 2016 |
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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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