To mark both National Twin Day and the upcoming release of The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), we have an exclusive read of Colfer himself reading from the first book in his new series.
The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer is publishing in hardback (RRP £14.99) and e-book (RRP £9.99) on 5 November 2019 from HarperCollins.
Check out the video below:
The new fantasy series sees Artemis’s twin brothers at the helm of a dangerously fast-paced adventure. With their brother, criminal virtuoso Artemis Fowl, away on a five-year mission to Mars, the younger Fowl children, 11- year-old twins Myles and Beckett, have been left alone at the Fowl family home.
One day, the twins manage to accidentally get caught up in an interspecies dispute when a troll burrows out of the Earth’s core right in front of Beckett’s eyes! In the events that follow the boys are shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened and even temporarily killed but, despite their differences, the twins find that there is no force stronger than the bond between them.
The Fowl Twins features Eoin’s trademark humour, prescient technological inventions and modern re-telling of fairy folklore. The book can be enjoyed as a standalone by readers new to the Fowl universe and will be a welcome return to a familiar world for existing Fowl fans.
Speaking of his new book, Colfer said: “For the past five years my brain has been filling up with zany ideas, exotic creatures and sarcastic comments, so I decided the only way to clear my head was to put it all down in book form. The Fowl Twins is in effect the dark corners of my mind splurged onto the page, which is hopefully more fun than it sounds.”
The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer is publishing in hardback (RRP £14.99) and e-book (RRP £9.99) on 5 November 2019 from HarperCollins. Pre-order now.