First edition of The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer. In book #4 of the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis plans to rob a German bank, unaware an old enemy is plotting her revenge.
Written by Eoin Colfer. First American edition, first printing, 2005. Talk Miramax Books, an imprint of Hyperion Books for Children.
Who is Artemis Fowl?
A criminal mastermind.
And he is only twelve years old.
....Artemis combines the astuteness of Sherlock Homes with the sangfroid of James Bond and the attitude of Attila the Hun."
From the jacket:
"After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. Any goodness he had grudgingly learned is now gone, and the young genius has reverted to his criminal lifestyle.
Artemis is in Berlin preparing to steal a famously well-guarded painting from a German bank. Little does he know that his every move is being watched by his cunning old rival, Opal Koboi. The evil pixie has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis is at the top of her list...
Once again, it's up to Artemis Fowl to stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding - only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him."
The symbols that run along the bottom of the pages throughout the book are Gnommish, the language of the fairies, which Artemis believes the Egyptians may have borrowed.
Artemis Fowl series (+ also available at The Charmed Bookshop):
The Actic Incident
The Eternity Code
The Opal Deception+
The Lost Colony+
The Time Paradox
The Atlantis Complex+
The Last Guardian
Read more about author Eoin Colfer and Artemis at The Guardian.
Condition*: Fine/near fine. The dust jacket shows only minor shelf wear.
*Based on guidelines of the Independent Online Booksellers' Association.
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