Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

The Opal Deception

Book - 2005
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Ciminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back and so is his brilliant and dangerous enemy, Opal Koboi. At the start of the story, Artemis has no memory of the fairy people and has returned to his unlawful ways. In Berlin, he is preparing to steal a famous Impressionist painting from a German bank. He doesn't know 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 here there, including Artemis. Meanwhile in the lower elements, Captain Holly Short of the fairy police is framed for a heinous crime, yet she manages to elude her captors and escape to the surface to rescue Artemis. But before Holly and Artemis can get away, Opal arrives and abducts them both, forcing Artemis to go head to head with an enemy who plans on destroying the fairy world forever.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books For Children, c2005.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9781423103998
Branch Call Number: F COL 2005
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 21 cm.
Study Program: Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.20 18 quiz: 36985
Reading Counts RC 6.2 18.0 36985.
Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS 5.7 12.0 87709.
Call Number: F COL 2005


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Aug 29, 2015

All Artemis Fowl books are amazing and “The Opal Deception” is no exception. Let’s start off with the title. The Opal Deception is actually the perfect name for this book. I can finally say that Eoin has a perfect name for his book. As I have said in my reviews about other Artemis Fowl books, the names the best. But for this book, it works great.
This story starts off with Opal faking a coma (we don’t know this yet), in Dr. J Argon’s clinic, to evade LEP punishments. Her fairy world domination plan failed because of Cudgeon’s betrayal (as written in “The Arctic Incident”) and she had to fake this coma. She was under 24 hour surveillance with DNA checks every 4 hours. She also has a seeker sleeper implanted (which can be remotely controlled to sedate Opal and can reveal her location if she escapes. With the help from the Brill brothers, she escapes and replaces herself with a clone. Of course, no one knows this. Shortly after, one of the leaders of B’wa Kell, General Scalene, escapes. With the seeker sleeper not working or hacked, the LEP can’t track him. After a while, the seeker sleeper shows his location momentarily. With Commander Root not wanting to lose him, himself, Foaly, and Holly go to the most recent location of E37. There, they find a message from the goblin telling Commander Root and Captain Holly Short to come in the shuttle port alone otherwise many deaths will take place. Now, will Commander Root go in there alone with Holly or will he take a tactical decision. It’s up to you to find out by reading the book.

May 10, 2015

I think these series are awesome! I wonder how Opal had went into unconsciousness or something

Jul 15, 2014

When Opal Koboi breaks out of prison Artemis and the gang try to stop her from carrying out a plot to get revenge

Kdmullerspy Jun 21, 2014

Awesome book! Glad he got his memory back.

Jan 22, 2013

Is this Book 4?

Jan 20, 2013

This book was a bit confusing at points although it was good

Sep 24, 2012

eternity code is great this sounds even better

52107amb Aug 02, 2012

these books are the best! I've read all of them twice (except the last one of course)

Jacob Prest
Jun 07, 2012

Too cliche...Opal could've just been killed off in The Arctic Incident

May 19, 2012

read first three when 8 thout was only 3 book series now 3 year later freind recomends and your joking 3rd book is last then i learn there are now 8 books

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Jun 22, 2016

"Troll nasty"
- Opal Koboi

May 18, 2013

Mulch: There is someone. A sprite who owes Holly his life, but whatever I persuade him to do for us won't be legal.

Butler: Good, illegal is always faster.

52107amb Aug 13, 2012

"Bio bomb. How did I know that?"
Artemis Fowl

May 19, 2012

butler chose a guns and ammo magazine while his twelve year old companion went to unravel the secrets of the universe and the secrets the universe doesn`t know about artemis fowl book 1


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Jun 29, 2016

Opal Koboi is out to take revenge on all those who caused her downfall during the goblin revolution. And young genius Artemis Fowl ll is at the top of her list.

Aug 09, 2015

Opal tricks everyone and tries to take over the fairy colony


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