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All Twig Starfig wants is to settle into mated life with his wizard and be a good leader to his clan. No drama. No heartache. A happily-ever-after fit for a dragon. Or half-dragon, at any rate.

Instead, Twig and Quinn get roped into a new case involving missing orc stones. Yes, those really are a thing. Twig’s dad is on the PR warpath...again. Quinn's little brother can't seem to stop pining over their housemate. Someone - or something - seems to be following them. And getting quality time alone with his wizard is more difficult than keeping one’s virginity at an incubus party.

To make matters worse, Twig's old enemies start dropping like fairyflies, and they find themselves smack in the middle of an inconvenient murder investigation with a certain red fury as the main suspect. With everyone in Lighthelm convinced of Bill’s guilt - and by Twig’s association - Starfig Investigations is on the case.

Is there no one in the Elder Realm who’s fairy and impartial?

©2021 Meghan Maslow (P)2021 Meghan Maslow

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Everything I hoped it would be!

I absolutely loved this book. The new character additions as well as old friends were great and the ending was so neat and tidy. I hope Bill gets his HEA soon. I already can’t wait for the next instalment!
Greg Boudreaux was as perfect to listen to as always.

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Excellent Mystery!

I hope there will be more Starfig Investigations!
I wanna find out the connection between Leo & Bill
and quite possibly, Zac & Dandy!
Finally, thank you for teaching the world of blended families

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Awesome

Love Tigg Quinn and there assorted family this book had me hooked from the first words. Now I am waiting on Leo to get his H E A. Love the author and the narrator. 5 Stars

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I love Twig and Quinn!

This author knows how to spin a story! We’ve got snark, danger, sexy times and schmoopy moments, and lots of fun and found family. Starfig Investigations can’t help but get caught up in shenanigans. We also get to know Dandy more. I laughed out loud more than once but that isn’t to say it didn’t have its serious moments. <Snort> “tworc” 🤣 Fabulous story and Greg Boudreaux brings these characters to life like no one else.

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Good good

I really like this book, I have listen to the other books and they was great.

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Great time!

Solid, enjoyable, A good deal of happy. I enjoy spending my time not being constantly tortured With resisting forbidden love. I am happy to leave the environment of my youth behind. It is so nice to visit a world where you don't have to constantly have characters resisting their attractions. (Best of luck Leo!) Thank you for a fun time!

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Best of the series.

Quinn is finally less shrill. I liked him in this story. So, along with the growing menagerie, I pretty much liked all the good guys!

Good story, good narrator. Sorry not to see a book 5.

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Awesome series!

I usually get tired of a series before it ends, not this one. Awesome!

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Awesome!

Another great installment in an awesome series! Plus the usual stellar narration from one of the best in the business.

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Keep 'em coming!

These books are so over the top and entertaining, I always listen to them multiple times. Funny, imaginative stories with great characters that are somehow a bit complex despite being like, demons and faeries. One of the things I like about fantasy stories is that it gives less opportunity for authors to weave in dumb race and gender stereotypes, but some authors still manage it. (Gross.) Meghan Maslow hasn't given me a new ulcer yet in the 6 or so books of hers I've read. Thank you thank you for entertaining me without letting the real world intrude.

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  • Danielle Maria
  • 10-17-21

There's something rotten in Lighthelm!

It is such a treat to be back with Twig, Quinn and the clan. There's murder and mayhem afoot, and as usual Starfig Investigations is slap bang in the middle of it!

Twig and Quinn are trying to settle down to family life, but once again trouble comes knocking on their door. The opening scene is reminiscent of exasperated parents everywhere trying to get a few moments of alone time. Do make sure your earphones are firmly in place before hitting play! Before long they're dragged into adventure, dealing with disaster after disaster with style and humour.

It's a good thing that Twig is an (albeit reluctant) collector of creatures, because I become unreasonably attached and don't want to let them go! Newcomer Dandy - or Dandelion Cupcake Sparkles McGee to give him his full moniker! - is all kinds of delightful and a fantastic addition to the series.

I loved catching up with the gang, and particularly enjoyed seeing Zak more relaxed and secure in his home, though still pining after Bill. He and Dandy are utterly adorable when they're able to just be carefree teenagers. It broke my heart when Zak spoke to Twig about the problems he has interacting with people, but it also warmed my heart to see the bond between the two. This clan is the ultimate found family. They're all still dealing with the abuses and neglect they each have suffered at the hands of those who ought to have cared for them, and yet they have formed such a tight-knit team offering each other stability and support.

If you're looking for fast-paced, breathtaking action, with a generous sprinkling of humour and a huge dollop of heart, look no further than a Maslow! I'm already looking forward to the next book!

What can I say about Greg Boudreaux that hasn't already been said many times over? Greg is a gold standard narrator, the narrator of every audiobook lover's dreams. I was not the only person who waited to experience this book wrapped in Greg's own brand of magic. I have several titles narrated by Greg, and each narration is sheer perfection. The man never seems to have an off day! I cannot imagine this series without him.

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  • Larissa
  • 06-24-22

Another terrific Starfig adventure

Meghan Maslow delivers another highly entertaining story in her Starfig Investigations series with Fairy and Impartial. Here, we get to see increasingly implausible, crazy things happen, and yet they are entirely believable in the context of Twig and Quinn. These two are veritable magnets for trouble coupled with a complete inability to keep their nose out of other people’s business, particularly if it affects someone they care about. Like Bill, their resident, domesticated red fury demon and BFF. Or Zak, Quinn’s younger brother. Or Dandy the Tworc (yes, apparently there is such a thing as a twinky orc). Or even Auric, Twig’s nosy, manipulative father.

The best part of Fairy and Impartial is the continued expansion of the Twig found family to include more “unique” creatures. For example, a character from My Fairy Share makes a reappearance in this book because “She’s come to apply to be part of the clan.” Twig is the Pied Piper of supernatural creatures. They can’t help but be attracted to his charisma, kindness, and fierce loyalty. Every member of clan Starfig is someone or something who is considered different from the norm and treated negatively because of it. The Twig clan not only offers respite from that, but it also offers the love and acceptance of a family. Twig and Quinn even charm Leo, the EBI elf agent who is called upon time and again to investigate the Starfig Investigations team when they get embroiled in magic and mayhem. Which happens all. the. time.

As we’ve come to expect in this series, Maslow shows stellar worldbuilding and well-crafted, highly endearing characters. Her writing is crisp and witty, even laugh-out-loud funny at times. It’s a joy to be transported into such a colorful, exciting, utterly wacky world with supernatural creatures and plenty of magic.

Greg Boudreaux continues his narration of this series and, as usual, does a superb job. He can do vocal acting like few others and his effortless style puts that attention squarely on his skilled embodiment of the characters he portrays. I highly recommend enjoying this story in audio format. It has everything: love and steam, action and drama, mild angst, suspense, humor, heartwarming relationships, and endearing, unforgettable characters - and Greg Boudreaux. What more could you ask for?

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  • gary
  • 06-24-22

Great addition to the series

Wonderful to be back in Twig's perspective for this book. Some great new characters have been introduced, while others are only starting to be fleshed out. There are many characters and scenarios still to explore in these books. I do hope there is a book five. Great book. Try it

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  • PL
  • 06-14-22

Absolutely fantastic

Quinn and Twig took on a new case for an Orc who was funny and intriguing.

The team has gotten bigger with the addition Zac, Quinn’s younger brother. Whatever was happening between Zac, Bill and Leo had my eyebrows raising with curiosity.

Fantastic book- I would highly recommend it but be sure to read the other books first.

Narrator was absolutely brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed his performance.

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 01-01-22

Enjoyable Story

The story premise is good and the characters are likeable. The narration was good too.

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  • Kindle Fairy
  • 11-12-21

awesome

great story, great narration. loving this series about creatures who feel like outcasts in their own cultural groups finding a place with each other, also there is action and mystery too

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 10-18-21

Love this series, loved this!

The fabled Orc Stones have gone missing and mouthy tworc (twink/orc) Danny hires Starfig Investigations to find them - if only fairy/dragon Twig Starfig didn’t hate orcs so much! This had all the usual fun, adventure, magic, and mayhem. I love an ensemble cast and with each story, Fig’s clan has taken in more stray magical beings who are special in their own way and don’t fit the norm. Despite all the subplots and craziness, I also enjoyed the strong and tender bond between Twig and Quinn - it shines through in each book. Audio narrator Greg Boudreaux is so amazing, he has so many distinct voices up his sleeve - I can always tell which recurring character is speaking before Greg tells us who said the words. Gosh I wish this series would go on forever!