"Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception" is the fourth phenomenal book in the legendary "Artemis Fowl" series by Eoin Colfer. Arch-Criminal Artemis Fowl's mind has been wiped. Now someone wants him dead. Artemis Fowl is the only boy ever to have discovered an armed and dangerous fairy race living below ground. He just can't remember any of it. But Artemis needs his memory back - and fast - because a power-crazed pixie is out for revenge, secretly scheming to overthrow the Lower Elements Police. If only Artemis' one fairy ally, Captain Holly Short, wasn't on the run. Everyone is depending on him. And with Holly gone, Artemis is depending on a flatulent dwarf. Things are about to explode..."Hugely satisfying - not to be missed". ("Irish Independent"). "Engagingly vivid, exciting and witty". ("The Telegraph"). "Fast, funny and very exciting". ("Daily Mail"). "Artemis Fowl" was winner of the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year Award and Children's Book of the Year at the Children's Book Awards. It is shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award. Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland.
He began writing plays at an early age and, as an adult, continued to write. "Artemis Fowl", his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards.