Sunday, December 18, 2011
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
From what I gather Opal Koboi was the leader of an uprising in the second book. Opal was defeated by the LEPrecon Unit with the help of Artemis Fowl. But as she was captured, she faked a coma. Currently she was held in asylum.
Opal managed to escape without anyone noticing and planned revenge herself against all who had foiled her plans.
First to go was Commander Root and Captain Holly Short. Captain Holly was framed for something that she did not do.
Meantime, continued on with his criminal ways after he and his bodyguard were mind wiped. He was trying to steal a famous painting. Unknown to him , he was being watched by his nemesis, Opal koboi.
Captain Holly Short came to his rescue just in time.
Despite not being able to recall who is Captain Holly, both of them teamed up against Opal.
And at one point of time, Artemis and his bodyguard, Butler, regained their memory.
At the end of the story, Holly Short was so frustrated that she didn't something unpredictable.
Overall it's an enjoyable book. I love the part where Artemis was very optimistic of everything eventhough they were in dire circumstances.
I hope this book won't be turning into a romance in the following instalments as there seems to be some under current going on between Artemis and Captain Holly. Maybe I just read the clues wrong.
Frankly am amazed that Eion Colfer put codes under each page of the book. It must have taken a lot of hard work and attention. Kudos to him.
It's not easy to write a fantasy novel let alone with an added excitement for readers.
I am sure there are plenty of die hard fans for Artemis Fowls Series who are delighted to dechiper the codes. Hence I cheated and read up the translation of the codes in www.goodreads.com.