The last Artemis Fowl book came out in 2012, having lit up the pre-teen market in the 00s with a complex antihero, aggressive fairies and futuristic thriller plots. Fans of Eoin Colfer – or their younger siblings – will be relieved that the Fowl name rides again. In The Fowl Twins Artemis’s younger twin brothers, Myles and Beckett, are home alone on their fortified island examining a miniature troll when a deranged nobleman starts shooting and a Spanish nun arrives with Inquisitorial intentions. Colfer’s playfulness is in full swing, as puns fly and physics bends to the machinations of the twins, who are just as bad (or should that be good?) as Artemis. It is, inevitably, the start of a new series.