Book Review: “The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve”
The world’s smartest and bravest twin brothers are back for another hilarious, death-defying adventure in The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve. Author Eoin Colfer dazzles fans with humor, adventure, ghosts, clones, and a supernatural battle royale that will entertain all readers. It’s time for Myles and Beckett Fowl to take care of their nemesis Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye once and for all. Artemis Fowl’s younger brothers have proven time and time again that they don’t need their older brother for a crazy adventure.
While Myles Fowl is known worldwide for his intelligence, his brother Beckett is the warrior of the group who can talk to animals, be insanely smart when he wants to, and act silly. In the wake of the Artemis Fowl saga, Eoin Colfer achieved the impossible by revisiting a familiar world, but sort of remade the world for readers. The scenery is familiar and the name rings a bell, but everything about The Fowl Twins is separate.
In The Fowl twins get what they deserve readers are once again placed in a familiar world with a whole new perspective. Much like Myles’ unexpected communication with Ghosts, readers are provided with two characters who are far from a copy of their awesome older brother. Add in specialist LEPrecon Force Fairy Ambassador Lazuli Heitz, and readers won’t see a retreading of well-traveled roads.
Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye, Duke of Scilly, had it with the Fowl twins, especially Myles Fowl. Myles thwarted Lord Teddy on several occasions in the previous two books, and now the murderous Duke wants revenge. Colfer should receive an award for coming up with one of the funniest villain names in literature.
In this third book in the series, we see a relentless and aggrieved Lord Teddy pursuing the Fowl twins with the plan to eliminate the threat they pose to his ability to live forever. Concocting an evil plan using multiple clones of himself, Lord Teddy is on the verge of winning, but falls victim to a lower intelligence for the Fowl boys.
LEPrecon Ambassador Specialist Lazuli Heitz is an interesting character because in many ways she is the opposite of what we would expect from fairies. Placed in the role of special envoy between the Fowl twins and the Fairy People, Lazuli is less of a LEP officer trained to prevent the Fowls from inciting sneaky ploys, and more like a sister to the Brilliant Wayward Brothers.
It wouldn’t be a Fowl story if it weren’t for supernatural wonders, fairy magic, and impossible modes of travel. Colfer wraps the story with beyond real fantasy battles and a grotesque plan to remove a brain from its body and transfer the essence of one person to another body.
While our heroes undoubtedly reign supreme when the last page of the book is turned, Colfer has not only continued the joy of the previous books, he allows his characters to grow into maturity. The relationship between Myles and Beckett is a close one, but throughout “The Fowl Twins” readers have been able to laugh at the jokes of two boys as they both chart very different paths in life. Although they may veer in different directions, their love for each other is supreme, and the touching moments of brotherhood near the final battle show not only two brothers loving each other, but also two brilliant minds but different. For all the unreal situations the Fowls find themselves in, fraternal moments are the foundation of this fantastic story.
Readers of Colfer’s previous Fowl books will no doubt guess how the story will work out, but the joy of The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve it’s not to be shocked by the rapid changes in storytelling, it’s the thrill of escaping on an adventure that no human would be able to have, except through the lyrical narrative of the talented Mr. Eoin. Colfer.
Reading is meant to be an escape, something we should all do for fun. This mid-level novel is not only a great addition to a poultry tale library, but stands out because it is a great adventure that all readers will enjoy. Sometimes books are meant to be a joy, not a life-changing moment. The thrill of reading is alive and well with The Fowl twins get what they deserve.
As the title suggests, Myles and Beckett Fowl are sure to get what they deserve, and readers young and old alike will rejoice to be lost in the Fowl Twins’ schemes. How do boys escape evil and beat Lord Teddy? For this answer you will have to read this book.
The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve concludes the story of Myles and Beckett while leaving room for other adventures if Colfer wishes to return once again to the wizarding world.
The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve gets four golden fairy wings out of four, for making this reader laugh and lament the childhood days when magic was around every corner.
Originally scheduled for October 19 in North America, The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve will now be available to North American readers on November 23.
Bill Gowsell has loved everything Disney since his first family trip to Walt Disney World in 1984. Since he started writing for Laughing Place in 2014, Bill has specialized in covering Rick’s literary universe. Riordan, a retrospective of the Touchstone Pictures film library, and a variety of other Disney-related topics. When not spending time with his family, Bill finds himself at the bottom of a lake. . . Scuba diving