Artemis Fowl; The Opal Deception

Artemis Fowl; The Opal Deception

by Eoin Colfer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781368036993
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: Artemis Fowl Series , #4
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 65,835
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of eight books in the Artemis Fowl series and well as Iron Man: The Gauntlet, the WARP trilogy, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife and two sons.


Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth:

May 14, 1965

Place of Birth:

Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland


Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987

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The Opal Deception

By Eoin Colfer

Thorndike Press

Copyright © 2005 Eoin Colfer
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780786277544

Chapter One

The Book

Ho Chi Minh City in the summer. Sweltering by anyone's standards. Needless to say, Artemis Fowl would not have been willing to put up with such discomfort if something extremely important had not been at stake. Important to the plan.

Sun did not suit Artemis. He did not look well in it. Long hours indoors in front of a computer screen had bleached the glow from his skin. He was white as a vampire and almost as testy in the light of day.

"I hope this isn't another wild-goose chase, Butler," he said, his voice soft and clipped. "Especially after Cairo."

It was a gentle rebuke. They had traveled to Egypt on the word of Butler's informant.

"No, sir. I'm certain this time. Nguyen is a good man."

"Hmm," droned Artemis, unconvinced.

Passersby would have been amazed to hear the large Eurasian man refer to the boy as sir. This was, after all, the third millennium. But this was no ordinary relationship, and these were no ordinary tourists.

They were sitting outside a curbside cafe on Dong Khai Street, watching the local teenagers circle the square on mopeds.

Nguyen was late, and the pathetic patch of shade provided by the umbrella was doing little to improve Artemis's mood. But this was just his dailypessimism. Beneath the sulk was a spark of hope. Could this trip actually yield results? Would they find the Book? It was too much to hope for.

A waiter scurried to their table.

"More tea, sirs?" he asked, head bobbing furiously.

Artemis sighed. "Spare me the theatrics, and sit down."

The waiter turned instinctively to Butler, who was after all, the adult.

"But, sir, I am the waiter."

Artemis tapped the table for attention.

"You are wearing handmade loafers, a silk shirt, and three gold signet rings. Your English has a tinge of Oxford about it, and your nails have the soft sheen of the recently manicured. You are not a waiter. You are our contact Nguyen Xuan, and you have adopted this pathetic disguise to discreetly check for weaponry."

Nguyen's shoulders sagged. "It is true. Amazing."

"Hardly. A ragged apron does not a waiter make."

Nguyen sat, pouring some mint tea into a tiny china cup.

"Let me fill you in on the weapons status," continued Artemis. "I am unarmed. But Butler here, my ... ah ... butler, has a Sig Sauer in his shoulder holster, two shrike-throwing knives in his boots, a derringer two-shot up his sleeve, garrotte wire in his watch, and three stun grenades concealed in various pockets. Anything else, Butler?"

"The cosh, sir."

"Oh, yes. A good old ball-bearing cosh stuffed down his shirt."

Nguyen brought the cup trembling to his lips.

"Don't be alarmed, Mister Xuan." Artemis smiled. "The weapons will not be used on you."

Nguyen didn't seem reassured.

"No," continued Artemis. "Butler could kill you a hundred different ways without the use of his weapons. Though I'm sure one would be quite sufficient."

Nguyen was by now thoroughly spooked. Artemis generally had that effect on people. A pale adolescent speaking with the authority and vocabulary of a powerful adult. Nguyen had heard the name Fowl before - who hadn't in the international underworld? - but he'd assumed he'd be dealing with Artemis senior, not this boy. Though the word "boy" hardly seemed to do this gaunt individual justice. And the giant, Butler. It was obvious that he could snap a man's backbone like a twig with those mammoth hands. Nguyen was starting to think that no amount of money was worth another minute in this strange company.

"And now to business," said Artemis, placing a micro recorder on the table. "You answered our Web advertisement."

Nguyen nodded, suddenly praying that his information was accurate.

"Yes, Mister ... Master Fowl. What you're looking for ... I know where it is."


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Artemis Fowl; The Opal Deception 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 542 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1 Artemis Fowl 2 The Artic Incident 3 The Eternity Code 4 The Opal Deception 5 The Lost Colony 6 The Atlantis One (I forget its name) 7 The Time Paradox ( 6 & 7 might be mixed up) 8 The Last Gaurdian
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the series that I have read and I fell in LOVE with it!! I think if you are looking for a book to just curl up in bed with, I would recommend this a million times! I also love the series. Also look for the other books in the series, they are AWESOME!!!!!!! = ) You will love it 100%!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so did not expect what happened. From Mulch to trolls and chocolate truffles everywhere, this will leave you excited and breathless for the next book, The Lost Colony (which by the way is also awesome). I love Artemis Fowl and this book made me fall in love with the characters even more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My class and i are reading the series as a requirement and it is absolutly amazing! Although u might think that faireys and goblins are childish, the series shapes it into a more mature matter. Since i dont want to be ahead of the class,i have decided to not read the opal deception YET. I cant wait to read it along with all the other books that colfer has published. Over all awesome series! -Michelle Blow =^^=
Balina More than 1 year ago
I read them all. AMazing. so cool!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Artemis and friends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it some ppl say it sucks but it is epic Zal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the whole series and this is the best series ever. I was sad when the commander died. Anyways just readbthis book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Opal is sooo evil. I hate her an I dont feel a bit bad when shes dies in a later book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wickedly awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite series EVER!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, artemis strikes again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Opal will NOT get her magic back through the ritual because The Human Growth Hormone made COMPLETELY human!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book that is wonderful, action-packed... simply amazing. Thank you, Eoin Colfer!
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
"Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception" is very entertaining and very enjoyable to read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl:The Opal Deception was a really exciting book that put pictures in my head in every paragraph.This book has a few different settings that it takes place in.It also has a few different main characters for each chapter.One of these main characters is Artemis Fowl himself.He is trying to become the best and youngest master thief ever.But folling along trying to kill him is Opal Koboi.Opal Koboi is a fairy/pixie thats wants revenge against Artemis,Foaly,and a few other people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Opal Koboi is yet again battling Artemis,with help from her assistants (,not really that much,) from breaking out of jail to trapping Artemis and Holly with hungry trolls. Another must-read from Eoin Colfer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should totally read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone who knows about it thinks its awesome so i say we try to get more people to read it, because when i say artimis fowl at my school they just think i am crazy!
jwhit1998 More than 1 year ago
In this book you will learn how Artiemis Fowl is going to steal a painting from a high security German Bank. You will also experience fairies and the stuff they will do to help others. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back, and so is his brilliant and dangerous enemy, Opal Koboi. Artemis has no memory of the fairy people and has returned to his unlawful ways. He is preparing to steal a famous Impressionist painting from a German bank, having 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. They get stuck in a special area overrun with trolls, from which they are saved by Butler and Mulch. After that they have to stop Opal from blowing up the entirety of Haven, revealing the people to humans and taking over the world. They do this by chasing her shuttle deep underground, and eventually conquered it. 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 must stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him.
ImaginaryReads More than 1 year ago
While Artemis and the faeries have somewhat of an understanding with each other, one could sayArtemis Fowl is too brilliant to stop scheming. Using stolen faerie technology, Artemis builds technology of his own. In his attempt to profit off it, however, Artemis's invention is stolen by Jon Spiro, a businessman who plans to take the credit--and profits--for himself. Artemis and Holly must work together once more to save both their worlds. Following the events of the third book, Artemis is deemed dangerous to the fae, and his memories are wiped. Recon figures out several of the tricks that Artemis has implemented in order to regain his memories. The memory wipe takes Artemis's newfound morality along with it. Is it possible to put into words how delighted I was to see Artemis's adventures continue? And to imagine the look on the faeries' faces when they figure out what Artemis did in book three? It's not polite to gloat, especially as their secrecy is on the line with Artemis's mistake in presenting the cube to Spiro, but I just love the child criminal mastermind. I seriously had a crush on him back in the day (and I might still have one....). He's probably my favorite antihero of all time. When his memory is wiped at the end of book three, I knew that couldn't be the end, and I was right. It was a joy seeing memory-wiped Artemis being dragged into faerie adventures, not knowing what's going on and having to go with the flow. Of course, I was even happier when the faeries realize that they need Artemis-with-all-his-memories-intact. I love how Artemis has transformed over the series from a boy willing to commit crimes and hurt people to get what he wants into someone with a moral code and who will go out of his way to help someone in need. Artemis Fowl is a series that readers of all ages will enjoy. I have the first books on my bookshelf, and I often return to them. I don't believe that I will ever outgrow faeries and human criminal masterminds working together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really cool
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Peter Yoon More than 1 year ago
I read all of them constantly AMAZING BOOKS!