Deny All Charges (Fowl Twins 2) – Eoin Colfer


Kindle Edition | Released 20 October 2020 | 337 pages
The second Fowl Twins adventure, a spinoff of the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series, starts with a bang–literally.

Artemis’s little brothers Myles and Beckett borrow the Fowl jet without permission, and it ends up as a fireball over Florida. The twins plus their fairy minder, the pixie-elf hybrid Lazuli Heitz, are lucky to escape with their lives.

The Fowl parents and fairy police force decide that enough is enough and the twins are placed under house arrest. But Myles has questions like: Who was tracking the Fowl jet? Why would someone want to blow them out of the sky? What is the bigger picture? These questions must infuriate someone, because Myles is abducted and spirited away from his twin.

Beckett and Lazuli must collaborate to find Myles and rescue him. Their chase will take them across continents, deep underground, and into subacquatic super villain lairs. They will be shot at, covered in spit, and be at the receiving end of some quite nasty dwarf sarcasm.

Will Beckett be able to come up with a genius plan without a genius on hand? – AMAZON

The adventures of the Fowl Twins continue in this fun-filled second book of the series. Eoin Colfer has another winner here and has well and truly settled back into his beloved world of Artemis Fowl. Myles and Beckett have had their wings clipped after their destruction of the family jet and they’re determined to find any way they can to regain the freedom they once enjoyed. That means finding any way to interpret the new rules to be in their favor. But that’s when their own plotting embroils them into a problem of epic proportions.

When Myles is unexpectedly abducted, we join Beckett and Lazuli on a mission to find him. But because of the new rules they must follow, they need to make do without the technology they’ve come to rely on. As with book 1, Colfer has put together a funny and exciting adventure full of quirkiness, action, and delightful characters. The humor is spot on for the audience and funny to someone such as me who is just a little older. Teamwork is an underlying theme. The differences between the twins is what shines as their greatest strength. It’s a lesson that we’re all different and that doing what we’re good at can compliment the strengths of others around us.

I love how the story moves, the pace is on point and there’s never a dull moment. The baddies in this one are the Horteknut Seven, a band of seven dwarves who are led by Gveld Horteknut and her very loyal second-in-charge Gundred Horteknut. The two main villians have a deep connection, but even that has its own problems that need to be resolved. The rescue of Myles leads Beckett and Lazuli through all sorts of twists and we enjoy plenty of funny moments along the way. The climax has all the thrills and danger we need, and there’s an unexpected twist that I know readers will lap up. The Fowl Twins series has gone from strength to strength, I can’t think of anything in book 2 that would disappoint Artemis fans. Keep an eye out for book 3, which is due later this year.

BONUS – Here’s a little vid I found in which Eoin Colfer chats about his new series The Fowl Twins.

This is another winner. The Fowl Twins has gone from strength to strength with this second book. I can’t think of anything in it that would disappoint fans. Recommended for anyone who likes a book that excites and also makes you laugh.

“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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11 responses to “Deny All Charges (Fowl Twins 2) – Eoin Colfer”

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    I’m glad to hear the second book in this series is as fun as the first! The twins definitely sound like a mischievous bunch, and I’m curious whether that helps them, hinders them, or both after one of them gets abducted. Thanks so much for the great review!


    1. They are a great team. Thanks for dropping by for MMGM.

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  3. I need to jump into this series. I never read Artemis Fowl. May just begin with the twins. Lots of great buzz about this new series. Enjoyed your review. And, thanks for including the author interview as it makes me even more determined to start the series.


    1. Thanks for dropping by for MMGM. I am a long way behind on the Artemis Fowl series myself, so starting with the twins may be a great introduction for you into the Fowl world.


  4. I love the AF series, but I’ve been hesitant to read about the twins. Do the books really compare to the original series?


    1. I’ve only read book 1 of Artemis Fowl and fully intend to read the rest. My assumption is that the full AF series is as good as the first, and I’d put these in the same bucket as AF book 1. I love the way Eoin Colfer can blend funny detail into his writing without bogging it down.


  5. The enticing cover puts this series on my list of must reads. Your review pushed it right to the top. Thanks for featuring on MMGM.

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    1. Go on Greg… you know you want to read this series 🙂 If the cover is talking to you, then the story will be just what you need 🙂


  6. Never a dull moment is pretty high praise for a book. I never read the Artemis Fowl books, but I sure am hearing a lot about this series. Thanks for telling me about this. I will try to get to read some of these.


    1. If you haven’t read AF then this may be a good introduction into the Fowl world. It happens after the AF books and briefly refers to some things from them. But having not read them all myself, it didn’t hinder my enjoyment or understanding of these books.


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