The Fowl Twins

The Fowl Twins

by Eoin Colfer


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One week after their eleventh birthday, the Fowl twins—scientist Myles, and Beckett, the force of nature—are left in the care of house security (NANNI) for a single night. In that time they befriend a troll who has clawed his way through the earth's crust to the surface. Unfortunately for the troll, he is being chased by a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, who both need the magical creature for their own gain, as well as a fairy-in-training who has been assigned to protect him. The boys and their new troll best friend escape and go on the run. Along the way they 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781368043755
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Series: Artemis Fowl Series: The Fowl Twins , #1
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 22,739
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eoin Colfer is the author of the New York Times best-selling Artemis Fowl series, which was adapted into a major motion picture from the Walt Disney Studios. He also wrote the critically acclaimed WARP trilogy, and many other titles for young readers and adults, including Iron Man: The Gauntlet, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, Eoin Colfer's Legend of . . . books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. In 2014, he was named Ireland's laureate for children's literature. He lives with his wife and two sons in Dublin, Ireland, where he is working on the next Fowl twins novel. To learn more, visit He is also on Twitter and Instagram @EoinColfer.


Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth:

May 14, 1965

Place of Birth:

Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland


Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987

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The Fowl Twins 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Yodarules12 17 days ago
So I have been a fan of Eoin Colfer since I found the Artemis Fowl books when I was 11, 16 years ago. I have always enjoyed his writing and I love delving into the world he has created. When picking up this book, the latest in the Fowl storyline, I was nervous and excited. I had no idea what to expect because it had been so long since he'd written about my favorite characters. Sadly, those characters don't make much of an appearance. However, the story was still very good! I don't think anything will ever compete with the original Artemis Fowl, but this book was definitely still a worthwhile read! The one thing I noticed about it compared to the originals, is there is more of a childlike feel to the story. Whereas Artemis Fowl came off very mature. I haven't decided if this is a good thing or bad thing yet, I'm still mulling that over! I definitely would recommend checking or out though!
Abartley09 20 days ago
Artemis Fowl was one of my favorite books series when I was younger. When I saw that a new book was coming out, I was stoked! I’m not surprised that a new book is coming out the same year as the movie, though. Interesting coincidence, right? Overall, I loved the feel of this book. The writing took me back and gave me nostalgic feelings of the originals. I loved how the brothers were complete opposites of each other, but used their talents to compliment the others. One brother is super smart like Artemis, while the other twin is not necessarily a genius, but definitely has his own talents. The twins go off on their own adventure and even have their own nemesis’ to battle. The humor in this book was on point and I can’t wait to read what comes next!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Yet another fun filled yet distinctly Fowl adventure!
Sleepy 6 months ago
A return to the world of Artemis Fowl with all new characters and villains. Myles takes after Artemis in brainpower. Beckett is like an all powerful kid Butler. The twins are kidnapped, and need to use every tool at their disposal to free themselves. I really liked the first few Artemis Fowl books. He made a very interesting character as he worked his way from selfish criminal prodigy to a somewhat morally conscious being. Holly Short and the fairy's side of the story was also really absorbing. I have fond memories of the first few books. This book tried to build on all that history and top it. AF had some revolutionary tech, but they were reasonably feasible. But in the decade since those books, the tech evolved into sentient AIs, really weird human villains, and super smart/super strong 11 year old twins. It was reasonable for Butler to be so powerful, but it's a little too much for an 11 year old to take down entire teams of professional assassins in an eye blink. I can believe in child prodigies, but that together with another character's super strength was too much for me. I get that this is fantasy. It's supposed to be outside the normal realm of possibility. But even fantasy has borders, and this one went too far for me. It was like reading some exaggerated superhero comic. I didn't connect with any of the characters, because nothing they did was normal or relatable. Maybe I'm not the right audience for this book. It might be best for a young sci-fi/superhero/fantasy fan. There's a lot of action and a lot of punny humor. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 6 months ago
The Fowl Twins, written by Eoin Colfer, is a story packed full with magic and mischief. Two twin boys, Myles and Beckett couldn’t be more different, but the bond between them is unbreakable. Before I started reading this story, I was a bit skeptical, but now it is one of my favorites, even as a young adult. Any fan of Artemis Fowl will enjoy this book, but it is easy to understand even without the background of the series. As I read of the clever troll and his fairy-in-training escaping to the earth’s surface, I knew that many hijinks would ensue. I could imagine all the adventures the twins and their new-found friends would go on even before I read them and when I did, they surpassed all my imagination. While geared towards the younger/middle aged children, this book is enjoyable for all ages. Definitely a must read!
onemused 7 months ago
Witty, clever, and full of mischief, THE FOWL TWINS is a spin-off of ARTEMIS FOWL that easily stands on its own. The Fowl Twins have just turned eleven, and they are quite different/unique from each other. However, this is part of what makes them such a great team. One night, when they are home alone, they encounter a troll with a seemingly crazy story. This leads them on a crazy quest, complete with acronymed organizations, fairies, and nuns. These new characters and series easily stand on their own merit and are highly readable with or without having read the ARTEMIS FOWL series. What I loved: There are so many clever phrases and discussions here that make the book rather amusing all the way through- even for adults. The plot flows well and everything is very well described, making the whole world and the mythological creatures come to life. The twins themselves are quite unique and endearing, making them perfect main characters for this journey. Fans of ARMTEMIS FOWL and/or middle grade fantasy will adore this new spin-off. I will say that this book is better for older middle grade readers, due to length and some of the jokes and such that would make it suited to a younger YA/older middle grade crowd. Final verdict: Full of wit and enjoyable characters, THE FOWL TWINS is quite the fantasy action/adventure, and I would certainly recommend for older middle grade readers. Whether you have read the ARTEMIS FOWL series or not, this charming book is a great journey! Please note that I received an ARC. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous 7 months ago
There is something so unique and whimsical about the writing of Eoin Colfer. I loved getting to dive right back into the Fowl world. The characters are fun and quick. When you're reading this book you're mastermind brain suddenly wakes up and starts to try deciphering the clues that the twins are setting out for you along with their story. It was such a fun and exciting read. The entire book is filled with wit and charm. Every single chapter bursting with more color than the last. The characters were fun to get to learn about. The reasons that the reader falls for their charms so quick isn't because they are perfect, quite the contrary actually. I believe that we fall in love with them because we all like the little annoying quirks they have or the little things they do to keep their emotions in check; like counting until the crazy has receded. Overall this book was just such a warm and adventurous read and I can't wait to read the next one!
Renee7 7 months ago
This book was such a cute little read and really serves as a great Artemis Foul spin-off! I loved the cover art and how vibrant the colors are; it really made this book pop for me and really drew me in. I loved the writing inside and how nicely this book is written. It is not difficult to read or understand and would be perfect as a middle-grade book because it does hold your interest and it has a really intriguing premise. I hope there will be more Of these later because this book was such a fun and quick read! This book is a must read if you are looking for something easy and fun to read that will keep your attention and have you excited from all the crazy action, interesting characters, and the overall plot line.
madeline934 7 months ago
You know what, I was kind of embarrassed to be reading a middle-grade book at first, but who cares?? I loved it! It was exactly what I needed. It seems like every book I have read lately has been depressing, so this was a much welcomed change. I really like books by Eoin Colfer. I remember the first book I read of his was Half Moon Investigations and I absolutely loved it. Of course, the Artemis Fowl books were wonderful, too. But I loved getting to know Myles and Beckett! Their differences made for a perfect sibling dynamic. There was plenty of humor, some of which would have gone over my head if I was eleven years old like the protagonists. (An acronym called ACRONYM? Love it.) Overall, I would recommend this book to both kids and adults who are looking to relive some of their childhood.
SevenAcreBooks 7 months ago
I was first introduced to Eoin Colfer through the Artemis Fowl book series when I was stocking my first middle school classroom. I instantly fell in love with Colfer’s take on elves, dwarves, and all fairy beings. When my son declared that he will ONLY read graphic novels I was very grateful to learn that the series had been adapted to graphic novel form so I could share my love of Artemis and Butler’s adventures. Now Reader Friends, we have Artemis’ little twin brothers Myles and Beckett Fowl and their adventure is just as fun and action packed as their big brother’s. Raised on bedtime stories of the Fairy People, Myles and Beckett are still shocked to discover that they’re big brother’s tales were based in truth. Faced with an evil old man who believes he has discovered the fountain of youth, the Twins inadvertently become friends with a troll and a pixel while dodging bullets, kidnappers, and all around evilness. This action packed story is sure to keep even the most reluctant reader wanting to learn how the Fowl Twins save themselves from one dangerous situation after another. The Twins are opposites in looks and demeanor. Myles, incredibly intelligent, sharply dressed, and quite full of himself, feels himself to be the leader of the two. What he fails to recognize is that Beckett has his own unique intelligence. His ability to learn languages grants him the gift of speaking to animals-and trolls. Beckett uses other’s low expectations of him to his advantage and manages to save both he and his brother more than once. I really like the character of Lazuli and her coming of age story as a mixed heritage fairy, a Pixel, and how that unique heritage gives her some very important magical powers. Full of fun, action, adventure and fairy lore, The Fowl Twins will make an excellent holiday gift for your favorite middle grade reader. Thank you to Bookish First and the Publisher for the opportunity to read and review this title. All opinions, and mistakes, are my own.
YourDreamComeTrue 7 months ago
I’ll start off by saying that this is one of those books that will entice new readers to the Artemis Fowl series and world, but one that will also bring back old readers to this world for the chance to go back to their younger years when they read the Artemis Fowl series the first time. Spinoffs are tricky. Sometimes they are great in theory, but when carried out kind of ruin the continuation or just end up being totally unnecessary. Other times they end up just making the continuation the grandest thing there is to offer and not only does it bring back old readers, it introduces more, and that’s the goal of any great book or series. The Fowl Twins is in the latter category. If you’re looking for a book to thrust you back into your childhood, or back to the time you first read Artemis Fowl, then this is the book for you. If you’re looking for a book that will grab a hold of you and open a new world, go read Artemis Fowl, then come back and read this when you’re done (and also know that I hate you for being able to read this without a wait. Ha!).
ReadbyRed 7 months ago
Now that Artemis Fowl is off, traveling the universe, it is time for Myles and Beckett, the Fowl twins, to have some adventures of their own. A simple discovery by Beckett of what appears to be a toy leads to the crazy adventures contained within the pages of The Fowl Twins. Along the way the twins meet a small but tough fairy, an even smaller (and stronger) troll, a nobleman with very un-noble intentions, and a nun who is none too pious. The Fowl Twins was a truly entertaining book that I can’t wait to share with my children. While it is a middle school book, it is far from lacking; it is a great, well-written story from beginning to end. I loved all the clever play on words and acronyms as well as the jokes sprinkled throughout the pages of the story. If you have a middle school student who enjoys a good story filled with magic and adventure, wonder and luck, along with some well thought-out plans, steer them towards The Fowl Twins!
AdventuresofaBibliophile 8 months ago
I am of course not really the target audience for this book, but I think it was incredible. Such a fun time I read Artemis Fowl this year and it was really good. I enjoyed my time, but I feel that this new book was far superior! Eoin Colfer has a knack for writing extremely charming characters, and incredibly funny dialogue, that transcends age. I think adults (because I supposedly am one) and children can both enjoy. I am a character driven reader, so it was wonderful to read about the Fowl twins. Their personalities were wonderfully fleshed out, I never once felt the characters responded outside of their true selves. I adored hating Bleedham-Drye. Best MG villain EVER! I wasn't as taken by Lazuli, but there is still time. Holly left big shoes to fill. All in all, it was a wonderfully journey into the younger Fowl's lives! I received this novel for free from the publisher through BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review.
SimplySusan 8 months ago
Humor + Adventure + Science = A Great Book! I chose to read this book because my son enjoyed the Artemis Fowl series so much. I hadn't not read the series but he was excited that a new avenue was opening up so I decided it was time for me to take the leap! And what a leap! With the bad guys belonging to a group whose acronym is ACRONYM or a villain named Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye, I quickly realized I was dealing with a quirky and humorous story. Add to that Myles and Beckett, two twins that are the most untwinlike twins I've ever read about. I can easily see how relatable this series can be for any young person with or without a sibling they like or dislike. Something for everyone! And then the fairies and trolls were introduced! While I worried that this would go the way of a more fantasy-driven book, it kept very much in the tweener-aged adventure genre with the mythical creatures adding just a bit of fun and unpredictability. I'm glad to see a second book is in the works. I may not go back and read the Artemis Fowl series, but I definitely want to keep up with his twin brothers' adventures!
ultralurkykitty 9 months ago
I have never read the original Artemis Fowl books but now I absolutely intend to. The Fowl Twins is highly enjoyable, even if, like me, you have never read the Artemis books. The action is fast-paced and grabs the reader right away. The personalities of the twins are very different and highly engaging. There is a constant funny banter between them. There are a lot of moving parts: a villainous nobleman, a nasty nun, a fairy who is called a pixel (pixie/elf hybrid) and a small but highly destructive troll. Artemis also plays an advisor role from outer space. I really liked Lazuli, the Pixel. The action, pacing and clever gadgets remind me of the James Bond stories, but this book is age appropriate, of course. It seems that Mr. Colfer is a very imaginative fellow.
Bibliomatter 9 months ago
I grew up reading the Artemis Fowl series, so I was super excited to read this new middle grade book. It was nice to learn more about other characters in the universe and dive back into it. As a teacher, I'm always looking for books to add to my classroom library. I would definitely suggest this to my middle school students, who love adventure books. It's a real page turner. Best of all, this book is filled with humor that makes it perfect even for kids who aren't a fan of reading. The way it's written makes it accessible for students who short attention spans. Overall, I was very happy with this book. My only complaint is that I wish it was a bit shorter for the age group. Perhaps the series could have had more shorter installments.
OneThriftyReader 9 months ago
I loved this book! It's a totally fun and wonderful children's adventure book aimed at kids in grades 5 - 9. Remember the Artemis Fowl series of children's books? Weren't they great? Well, this book picks up where that series left off. The Fowl twins of the title are Artemis' younger twin brothers. The twins are left home alone for a night (why would anyone leave a Fowl home alone, you say?) and in that time they befriend a troll who has popped through the earth's surface and go on the run with him. The imagination, humor and sheer fun in this book are all you would expect from the author of the Artemis Fowl series. A worthy follow-up to a legendary series beloved by children all over the world. Disclosure - I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Zuzureyna 9 months ago
Fast-Paced and Fun! I really enjoyed the original Artemis Fowl books and was happy to find this book is on par with those. The story moves quickly, is full of adventure, clever humor, and even an endearing relationship between the twins, despite their opposite personalities. Speaking of personalities, I love that even the villains (or baddies as the book labels them) have fully developed personalities so we can feel their motivation and laugh at their foibles. I also love when magic comes into our real world and makes it more interesting. A tiny troll and a pixel (pixie/elf) definitely enlivened the situation. Eoin Colfer has a seemingly bottomless well of imagination to draw from. I look forward to the rest of the series.
gelm 9 months ago
Just as Good as the Original Series I won a copy of this book from BookishFirst. It was just as good as I remember the original Artemis Fowl books being! I love Eoin Colfer's style of writing in these books. It makes for a quick read. I loved the little glimpses that Colfer gave of Artemis, all grown up, still smart as ever, and on his way to Mars! The new characters are great as well. I loved too-smart-for-his-own-good Myles, athletic and unique Becket, the toy troll, and Lazuli the blue pixel with no magic. I had a suspicion about who Lazuli's angel was, and I was so happy that I was right. I love that Myles and Becket are constantly being underestimated because they are only eleven years old, but they always manage to surprise everyone.
Alliespeaks 9 months ago
I'll start by saying that while Artemis Fowl fans will love this book, reading the Artemis Fowl series isn't necessary to enjoy The Fowl Twins! Which is great because it's been like two decades since I originally read the Artemis Fowl books, so my memory is sketchy on them. I do remember loving the stories though and so I was super excited when I received an Advanced Copy from Disney Books! The Fowl Twins is a fun book. I love that Colfer slowly reintroduces the world of the Fowls for readers. That way new readers can get a sense of the world. I did love that this series is able to stand independent from the original series. We still get a glimpse into what Artemis is doing but the story is really all about the twins. The twins are completely different personalities, which did take me a minute to figure out who was who, but it adds a quirky sense of banter and humor to the story. Ultimately, the dynamic between the twins is well balance and well developed, Overall, the book wasn't as fantastical as I remember the original series being but it's still a really fun and fast read. It's perfect for middle-grade readers so if you have any young readers in your life this will be a great Christmas present for them.
Kelsey Bickmore 9 months ago
I was lucky to get an ARC of this exciting spin off of the Artemis Fowl books! The Fowl Twins are just as much fun as their older brother, Artemis Fowl and I enjoyed following along with them on their adventures that began with a simple mistake of thinking that a toy troll was just that, a toy (that Beckett thought looked like Angry Hamster). Their story is a bit different from Artemis' because Myles and Beckett are not criminals but they still get into just as much excitement! I found myself liking Myles a bit more at first because he is similar to Artemis in thought processes and such and Beckett just seemed a bit off the wall and dim which was off putting. Luckily that changed when Beckett shows that he has hidden depths and so I was able to enjoy the story and cheer them along with Lazuli as they try to keep Whistleblower out of the hands of a hunter and a nun.
Shobizreads 9 months ago
In this new series, we head back to the world of Artemis Fowl to meet his younger twin siblings, Beckett and Miles. Beckett and Miles go on adventure to stop the evil Lord Teddy from reaching the Fountain of Youth. During their adventure, they must overcome a lot of obstacles while saving the fairies. The main characters, Beckett and Miles, have clashing personalities and in this hilarious adventure they overcome kidnapping, being hunted and save a troll. If you loved the original Artemis Fowl series, you'll love this one. This is a fun action-packed read for middle-grade readers and upper elementary-aged readers. This new series provides younger readers a window into the world of Artemis Fowl created by Eoin Colfer.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The Fowl Twins are on an adventure that rivals those of their brother Artemis! Meet Myles and Becket, their big brother is away for a while and Myles and Becket are holding down the fort with new friends and new foes. When the head of the Fowl family is away and the house (yes, the house) is in charge of keeping an eye on the Fowl twins, all sort of adventures begin. A villain that wants to live forever, a house that is developing opinions of its own, a twin that is a tad bit regimented in life and one that is the exact opposite--they play off each other and are each others best friends and always have each others back. Eoin Colfer's writing is spot on, great word play, great character development and a story that never stops. I couldn't put this book down. If you like Artemis Fowl, you'll love the Fowl Twins!!
thegeekishbrunette 9 months ago
I will start this review off by saying that I have not read any Artemis Fowl books before reading this one. I have only read one other book by Eoin Colfer and that was his new Fantasy book for adults. I don’t think it is necessary to read the Artemis Fowl books to understand this one since it was still easy to understand everything. After reading two books by this author in the last month I can say that I just don’t think this specific author is for me. Although he creates interesting plots and characters, I still find myself not engaging very well with the books. This one was a lot better than the Adult Fantasy one but it still missed the mark for me. The beginning of this one was a bit slow and involved quite a lot of information. I also felt that the writing style didn’t fit the middle grade audience either. In just a couple of pages there were a lot of big words, including scientific ones, that even I don’t understand as an adult. Myles and Beckett may be twins but they are definitely different from each other. They compliment each other and I thought that was a great aspect about them. They were fun to read about but I didn’t find myself ever really connecting with them or their story for the most part. The other characters were okay but again, they just left me needing something more. The book does have multiple point-of-views and this is always a nice touch. My only complaint with them is when they switch in the same chapter. It always leaves me having to go back and reread parts to make sure I am understanding the switch correctly. As for the plot, it was fun and I liked that it included trolls and fairies. I feel like a lot of kids would like that aspect because who doesn’t love those types of mythical creatures? Overall, it was a good read. I think a lot of kids and even adults who enjoy Artemis Fowl will like this book. Personally, I don’t think the author is a right fit for me. Arc provided by publisher through giveaway.
Juinnye 9 months ago
A couple of years ago, as an adult, I devoured the entire Artemis Fowl series and loved them. Mr. Colfer combines the world of fairies and humans with colorful characters, action-packed prose, and acerbic dialogue for highly entertaining reading! When I found out there was a spin-off from the original series, featuring Artemis' younger twin brothers, I jumped on the opportunity! I was especially tickled to learn that Mr. Colfer based the twins' characters off of his own sons. The twins (very different but equally hilarious), along with a whole new cast of quirky characters, get into trouble and mayhem near the Fowl's new residence. A troll, a fairy and two dastardly villains carry the twins on an epic adventure across several countries, with enough twists, turns and sarcasm to keep people of every age riveted. Eoin Colfer does it again! Another five stars for me.