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Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception Need. . .more. . .pixie. . .dust. Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series — about a young, nefarious Irish mastermind and his adventures with fairies &...Artemis Fowl: The Opal DeceptionSci-fi and Fantasy, Fiction Need. . .more. . .pixie. . .dust. Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series — about a young, nefarious Irish mastermind and his adventures with fairies &...2009-08-01Hyperion
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
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Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception

Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Fiction; Author: Eoin Colfer; Publisher: Hyperion

Need…more…pixie…dust. Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series — about a young, nefarious Irish mastermind and his adventures with fairies — has always been staunchly uncute. The elves and centaurs Artemis runs with (and often runs a-fowl of) are technology-toting, gizmo-obsessed bad-asses. But in this fourth edition, Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception Colfer is practically channeling Tom Clancy. Fowl and wary elf Holly Short reteam to keep a ”murdering pixie genius” named Opal Koboi from pitting humans against fairies. The characters — especially sarcastic Artemis, now 14 — are still a blast, but Colfer seems too dazzled by all the gadgetry and explosives jammed into this tale.

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