Review: Liam Takes Manhattan (Elder Races #9.5)

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Review: Liam Takes Manhattan (Elder Races #9.5)Liam Takes Manhattan by Thea Harrison
Published by NLA Digital LLC on December 22nd 2015
Genres: Romantic, Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook
Pages: 76
Source: Author, Publisher
Sexual Content: None.
Reviewed by: Julia
4 Stars

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from a deep loss, the magical prince of the Wyr, Dragos and Pia’s son Liam Cuelebre, turns inward and withdrawn as he struggles to come to terms with who he is, along with the challenges that lie before him.Hoping to ease his heartache and offer comfort, a concerned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

Liam Cuelebre has never been a normal kid, and following the events of SHADOW'S END, it's clear this young dragon may not be any type of kid at all anymore. With his accelerated growth and highly unusual origins, Liam can be a tough character to relate to and believe in.  Harrison has carefully developed him through the Elder Races novellas, however, and from a cameo in DRAGOS TAKES A HOLIDAY to center stage in PEANUT GOES TO SCHOOL, his point of view has kept apace with his accelerated maturation. LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN marks another special milestone for him, his graduation from cute side character to "I need his book now" main attraction. LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN is an excellent chance to get a flavor for Liam's new, grownup narration and I can't wait for an entire book devoted to the young prince.

Series Titles:

Dragon Bound - 4/5

2. Storm's Heart - 4/5

3. Serpent's Kiss

3.5 True Colors - 4/5

4. Oracle's Moon - 5/5

5. Lord's Fall - 4/5

6. Kinked - 4/5

6.5 Dragos Takes a Holiday - 4/5

6.6 Pia Saves the Day - 4/5

6.7 Peanut Goes to School - 4/5

7. Night's Honor - 4/5

8. Midnight's Kiss - 4/5

8.6 Pia Does Hollywood - 4/5

9. Shadow's End - 4/5

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  • For a beautifully curated collection from another author who pens meaty, satisfying shorts, try Patricia Briggs's SHIFTING SHADOWS - 4/5
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