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Sara's Review: Liam Takes Manhattan (Elder Races #9.5) by Thea Harrison

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Released: December 22, 2015

Genre: Fantasy

Length: 55 pages

Format: ebook , paperback, Audiobook

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 Reeling from a deep loss, the magical prince of the Wyr, Dragos and Pia’s son Liam Cuelebre, turns inward and withdrawn as he struggles to come to terms with who he is, along with the challenges that lie before him.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

Four Boundless Stars

The blurb reads, there is a HUGE spoiler, it’s right at the beginning of this book, so if you haven’t read book 9, Shadow’s End, you need to stop here and do that; the first few paragraphs of this book, will spoil Shadow’s End. You have been warned, and I am going to talk about my review, like you listened and read book 9.

I have said it before, my favorite books are the ones with Dragos, Pia and Liam, and that hasn’t changed. In book 9 there is a death of one of the sentinels and Liam wants the opportunity to take his place. This all happened in the end of book 9, so you should be caught up at this point.

In this book, Liam Takes Manhattan, this is the fallout of what happens with that decision. Technically, Liam isn’t a year old, but his dragon is pushing him to grow up supper fast, and he is almost a full grown man. His parents, Dragos and Pia, are still treating him like a little boy when he isn’t. Liam acts like a rebellious teenager that wants to stretch his wings, literally. Through it all he still remains the same boy/man I’ve grown to really like, and this was a great addition to his story.

Overall I give Liam Takes Manhattan 4 Boundless stars, I really enjoyed it.

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