I was so excited to receive a review copy of Eoin Colfer’s new book The Fowl Twins last autumn. My sister was obsessed with his Artemis Fowl books as a teenager so out of curiosity I picked one up myself. I was instantly hooked and have loved them ever since. It took me far too long to get around to reading this one but I’m glad I finally did.
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.
Starting this book was like stepping back into a familiar world. Artemis himself wasn’t around and neither were Holly Short or Butler but this book fits right in with the original series and I felt very at home there. I loved Myles and Beckett and NANNI was just genius.
The plot is full of twists and turns and although I saw most of them coming it didn’t at all detract from my enjoyment of the book. After all, it is aimed at children significantly younger than I am! This is a fun and exciting start to a new series and I am already eagerly awaiting the new book.
The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers