Review: Be Fairy Game( Starfig Investigations #2) by Meghan Maslow

Rating: 5🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

They’re baaacckk!

When a simple ‘find & fetch’ case throws private investigator Twig Starfig and newly-minted wizard, Quinn Broomsparkle, into the middle of an EBI murder investigation, it’s just another day in the Elder Realm.

If murder were Twig’s only problem, he’d be the luckiest half-dragon in the land. Murder he can handle. Fulfilling his promise to his scheming, power-hungry father to run for a seat on Lighthelm’s city council? Meh, he’d rather face a demon with a toothache.

On top of their case going sideways, and Twig running for a council seat he really doesn’t want, Twig and Quinn are forced to face some unpleasant realities about their budding romance, while still learning how to handle the wizard-familiar bond they now share. Throw in a red fury with abysmal taste in boyfriends, a ghost pirate-parrot who drinks too much, a murderer who will stop at nothing to get what they want, a host of new friends and enemies, and you’ve got a situation where no one is safe and everyone is Fairy Game.

Be Fairy Game, next book in the Starfig Investigations series by Meghan Maslow, picks up after the events that occurred to bring Half dragon half fairy PI Twig Starfig together with his lover and not as yet formalized mate, wizard Quinn Broomsparkles.

Now with their assistant, the demon Red Fury Bill, and Pie, ghost pirate parrot with a taste for the tavern, it’s another client that’s claiming their attention away from the personal issues they’ve yet to address about their complicated relationship.

Maslow is really such a great writer. Each story in this series builds on the preceding one, growing ever richer in its foundation universe, new characters, and expanding relationship dynamics within the current family and couple structures.

Here with what seems to be a simple case of find a object brings about absolute chaos in the very best (meaning murderous, hilarious, shocking, and surprisingly poignant) way. Maslow’s great blending of high fantasy (Fae, orcs,selkie etc) with horror (vampire professors) meshes so well together along with other beings we’ve yet to put names to. Honestly we need more of Cookie.

Combine breath-taking, white knuckle action with rollicking great sex, whimsical names, and storylines that are getting increasingly layered and complex and you have characters, story, and a series that’s positively addictive.

I need to know more about the relationship between Auric, Twig’s master manipulator of a father and his fierce Fae guard . A whole book as a matter of fact.

Plus there’s Leo, the EBI agent, lithe, highly intelligent and somehow always in the middle of things. Hmmmm.

Honestly the Elder Realm just keeps getting more snd more fascinating with each story and character. Plus Twig and Quinn’s relationship still has so many unanswered questions.

Onto His Fairy Share next!

Then I’ll be begging for more. I can already tell. It’s that type of series.

Need a new fantasy book and series? Start here. Highly recommended.

Starfig Investigations:

By Fairy Means or Foul

Be Fairy Game

His Fairy Share

Fairy Impartial – coming in September

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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