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4.0 out of 5 stars
Good, not Great, 1 Oct 2006
The Artemis Fowl series is amazing as and well deserving of the praise that it has recieved. The first three were superb, very original. However, although the Opal Deception was good, it wasn't as great as the first three.
The opening was inventive and had the 'unputdownable' quality of the first three books, but towards the end the story became rather predictable and I found myself hoping there was some kind of twist, which there wasn't. However, overall it is still a great and interesting read, if not matching the very high standard set by the first three Artemis Fowl books.