The Fowl Twins (Book 1) – Eoin Colfer


Kindle Edition | Released 5 November 2019 | 496 pages
Criminal genius runs in the family…

Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day – just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl.

A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain . . .

Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape, get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily) . . . and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins.

The first book in the blockbusting new series from global bestseller Eoin Colfer. – AMAZON

I know I’ve been late to the Artemis Fowl party (I’ve only just started the series in the past 6 months), but now along comes a new spin-off series starring his younger twin brothers. And as soon as I started reading The Fowl Twins I was hooked.

With Artemis out of the picture (he’s off to Mars), Beckett and Myles step in to keep us entertained with an adventure that’s so full of action and fun it was hard to put down. I’d call them twins on opposite extremes. One is methodical, super-smart and in control, the other is a little rough around the edges, haphazard, and gifted with a connection to animals.

Eoin Colfer has put together a wonderful set of characters in this new series, and his way with words is something that never ceases to impress me. He’s a master at keeping the story going along at a perfect pace, and the skill to add in odd details and quirkiness that seem to effortlessly flow. I found the storytelling and characters very addictive. The plot was full of twists and turns and I found myself reading it any chance I got.

Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye, the age-defying Duke of Scilly Isles is such an entertaining villian that I probably liked him more than I should. He reminded me a little of the Dick Dastardly type character from my childhood. Added to the mix is a tough nun called Sister Jeronima Gonzalez-Ramos de Zarate of Bilbao, head of an international organization called ACRONYM that investigates magical creatures. These two villians work with and against each other toward their own nefarious goals.

For those of you who have read this far, here’s a little surprise from the man himself.

This is a wonderful start to a new series that builds on the familiarity of its hugely popular predecessor. Eoin Colfer is a master of words and he never ceases to impress me. The Fowl Twins is funny, energetic, exciting, quirky, and difficult to put down. Highly recommended.

“Axel Rhodes is Indiana Jones meets Percy Jackson in this addictive and exhausting time travel adventure.”
“This story is unique, action-packed and exciting … I was totally hooked” – THIS KID REVIEWS BOOKS
Warning: Readers of this series will:
  • Travel through time. If you suffer from motion sickness, you may experience some uncomfortable symptoms.
  • If you currently suffer from boredom, you will experience un-boredom.
  • If you have a tendency to laugh-out-loud, you will annoy others.
  • If you like action and adventure, strap yourself in for the ride of your life
  • Please have a safe and comfortable place available for a rest once you have finished
  • If you are a chicken, then please move on.


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12 responses to “The Fowl Twins (Book 1) – Eoin Colfer”

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    I haven’t read the Artemis Fowl series, so I didn’t realize there was now a spin-off series! I can imagine fans of the first set of books will be very excited, especially since it sounds like this new series is very well-executed. Thanks so much for the great review!

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    1. There are quite a few books in the Artemis series so it sounds like you’d have plenty of catching up to do. Maybe start the twins series and you’ll be caught up on that one in 2 books. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. I haven’t read the Artemis Fowl series. Thank you for including the video on his new series, The Fowl Twins. This series is certainly going to be popular among readers! Like Colfer’s way with words. Excellent review and thanks for the introduction. Have a great grandson not quite old enough for this series, but will keep it in mind for another year or so. Know he’d love it!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Glad to put this one on your radar and I hope your grandson enjoys it when he’s a little older.


  3. I loved the Artemis Fowl series and read all the books. This spinoff series sounds like one I’d really like. Thanks for featuring it.

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    1. Well done on reading them all. I have a way to go to catch up on the Artemis books but I’ve already read the second twins book so at least I’m up to date with this series. I’ll be posting a review on book 2 soon.


  4. Thanks for telling me about this series. They sound like fun books. I have some young friends who will probably become fans. I haven’t read any of the Artemis Fowl books, but I know they were terribly popular. Thanks for the review.

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    1. I hope it’s a winner for your friends and I hope I’ve inspired you to give them (and Artemis) a go too. Thanks for dropping by, it’s really appreciated.
      Here’s a tip – Disney recently did an Artemis Fowl movie – don’t judge the books by that if you watch it 🙂

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  5. I haven’t kept up with every book in the Artemis Fowl series, but I certainly enjoyed the ones I read, and other books by Eoin Colfer: he’s a great writer. I like the idea of twins, so I might check this one out, since my library will certainly have it!

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    1. I’m very late to the Artemis party so I have a number of books to go to catch up. If you enjoyed Artemis then I’m sure you’ll like the twins. Thanks for visiting. I’ve become an Eoin fan and he’s even liked and retweeted some of my Tweets and Insta posts. It’s nice when someone so successful takes the time to connect with their readers.


  6. I’ve read the Artemis Fowl books and enjoyed them all. I can’t wait to dive into this new series. Your review and the video put this immediately on the top of my future read list. Thanks for featuring on MMGM

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    1. Greg, you are impressive having read the whole Artemis series. I’m sure you’ll love the twins series too. I like it when I discover little extras (like the video) that compliment a review. Thanks so much for visiting and including me in your MMGM links.


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