Review: Liam Takes Manhattan by Thea Harrison

Author: Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races #9.5
Release Date: December 22, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 76
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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Warning: This story contains a major spoiler from SHADOW’S END (book #9, released December 1st, 2015). If readers do not want to be spoiled, they should read the stories in order of their release dates.

This is a short story (15,000 words or 50 pages) intended for readers of the Elder Races who enjoy Liam Cuelebre as a character.

Reeling from a deep loss, the magical prince of the Wyr, Dragos and Pia’s son Liam Cuelebre, turns inward and withdrawn as he struggles to come to terms with who he is, along with the challenges that lie before him.

Hoping to ease his heartache and offer comfort, a concerned Dragos and Pia offer him a gift, something he has desired for a long time. Liam’s response has a ripple effect across all of New York. Soon miracles of all kinds start arriving just in time for Christmas, along with a visit from a mysterious person who gives Liam hope and a vision of his future.

LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN is the third part of a three-story series about Pia, Dragos, and their son, Liam. Each story stands alone, but fans might want to read all three: DRAGOS GOES TO WASHINGTON, PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD, and LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN.

Elizabeth's Thoughts
I have been salivating for the final book in this miniseries of The Cuelebre Family. We get such a holiday treat from Ms. Harrison with this way-to-short-I-wish-it-were-longer-but-I’ll-read-anything-she-writes story.

Liam is growing up FAST. Well, his body and his dragon is anyway. He’s still relatively young in every other area and his dragon is pushing him to mature faster than his mind can. Liam is struggling with the immense power his Wyr form holds and he is experiencing some monumental growing pains.

Pia and Dragos often struggle with parenting, especially since this is new territory for everyone. There are a lot of surprises in this short read and instead of commenting on them, all I can say is that this is a greatly anticipated read and I loved every word of it!

I am so excited to see where the Elder Races will go next. The dynamics are constantly changing and I’m absolutely fascinated and completely enthralled. Thank you Ms. Harrison for this wonderful read. Happy Holidays to you as well!

I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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