Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back... and so is his brilliant and dangerous enemy, Opal Koboi. At the start of The Opal Deception, 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 her there, including Artemis.
Meanwhile in the lower elements, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrechon 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....Continua
Scant stooped slightly, almost bowing. "No, no, Miss Koboi. We live to serve. Only yo serve"
"Yes", agreed Opal. "And you live only as long as you do serve".
"If it makes any difference", [Root] said quietly, almost awkwardly, "I'm proud of you, Holly".
"Can you open thee remotely, Foaly?"
"But of course, Commander. I have managed, quite ingeniously, to marry my operating system with the terminal's old computers. That wasn't easy as it sounds-"
"I'll take your word for it", said the commander, cutting Foaly off. "Just push the button, before I come out there and push it with your face".
"Go and save Artemis. That's the last order I'll ever give you, Captain."
I need to breathe. Not soon, now. If not now, never.
"Greetings", said the screen Artemis. "How nice for you to see me. Doubtless this will be the first intelligent conversation you have had for some time".
The real Artemis smiled. "Correct", he replied.
"I paused for a second there", continued the screen Artemis, "to give you a chance to respond, thus qualifying this as a conversation".
Artemis took a breath. "I am so sorry about Julius. I know our relationship was a rocky one, but I had nothing but respect and admiration for the commander",
Holly wiped her eyes with the heels of her hands. She said nothing, just nodding. If Artemis needed another reason to go after Opal Koboi, the sight of the elfin captain so disturbed was it".
"Seven and a half hours to save the world. Isn't there some law that says we get at least twenty-four?"....Continua
Eoin manages to conjure up a fantastic book once again.
this is the 4th book of what i hope is a never ending series of books.
if you have never read any artemis fowl book, i would advise you start now.
Although this book was great for some reason I didn't have as much interest in reading it as the others. It was just as good as the others, so I think what my problem was is that I waited too long in between books to read and had to figure out which character was which.
I love how Eoin Colfer wrote this series of fairy stories and I really came to love Artemis Fowl as a character in the book. The sarcasm made me laugh....Continua
The thing with me and Artemis Fowl is that really... I hate Artemis Fowl. So I don't really know why I keep buying the books. They're the smuggest books full of the smuggest characters doing the most smug things in the most smug way they possible can.