Book: Artemis Fowl – The Opal Deception

Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception


This being the fourth book in the series, one would have thought that we might have hit a limit with Artemis Fowl. But no, book four brings us back to the beginning, to the time where Artemis was not as nice or good as he slowly became. We see him back to his old ways and at the same time we are re-acquainted with one of the most brilliant villains. Opal Koboi, remember her from the arctic incident? Well she’s back with a bigger and better plan.

With the teaser that was left for us in the previous book, I jumped at the chance to read it. There were many questions that needed answering, but most of all I wanted to know about Artemis. This book feels a lot more plot driven, but it’s a well thought out story. The nefarious plans are mind-boggling and surprisingly successful in some sense. Add to that a multitude of changes that occur and we have a book that changes the tone and slant of the series.

If the first three books dealt with Artemis’ change from bad to good, then this book is the turning point. It could have tipped either way, back his old ways of being a criminal mastermind, or using his intelligence for good. I’m not sure what’s going to happen in subsequent books, but I am definitely looking forward to see how good Artemis Fowl can be.

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