Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, "The Supernaturalist," "Eoin Colfer's Legend of Spud Murphy "and" Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth, "and "The Wish List." He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
In his fourth adventure, Artemis Fowl's career is in peril because all memory of the fairy people has been erased, and Opal has framed Capt. Short for murder. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Gr 5-7-Identity fraud is at the heart of this fourth book in the series. To all appearances, Opal Koboi, pixie and archenemy of the fairies, is under close surveillance as she lies in a coma. Artemis Fowl, the brilliant 14-year-old criminal mastermind, has had his mind wiped clean of all knowledge of fairies, and, therefore, of all prior goodness he has learned. When the real Opal escapes and leaves behind a DNA-perfect clone of herself, her revenge against all those who opposed her commences with deadly fury. Among the barrage of high-tech gadgets and continuous action sequences and plot twists are moments that give even Artemis Fowl pause as he contemplates friendship, responsibility, and death. The prose is clunky and the characters speak in clich?s, but those who enjoyed the earlier books won't care. The humor (heavily dosed with flatulence jokes) and creativity carry the narrative through the tight spots and impossible situations.-Farida S. Dowler, Mercer Island Library, WA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.