Friday, January 01, 2016

Liam takes Manhattan (Elder Races #9.5) by Thea Harrison

Author                    Thea Harrison 
Publication Date   22 December 2015 
Genre                       Paranormal Fantasy 

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Reeling from a deep loss, the magical prince of the Wyr, Dragos and Pia’s son Liam Cuelebre, turns inward and withdrawn as he struggles to come to terms with who he is, along with the challenges that lie before him.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 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 is going through what I guess would be the equivalent of teenage angst. He is no longer this little boy content with his family life. He has gone through another growth spurt and is now a young man. 

He is battling with himself and his Wyr side who doesn't take too kindly to Dragos' authoritative ways. Will this affect their father and Growing son loving relationship? After some serious thoughts, Liam decides on a course of action, daunting as it is. His parents are initially apprehensive but upon hearing his reasons for wanting to do what he plans, they reluctantly agree. Liam also shows his compassionate side by coming up with an unexpected but brilliant idea. 

This is a very short story which highlights family life as it is and that obstacles can be surmounted with love and understanding. I sure hope that this is a build up to Liam's prospective future. 

I write paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and other stuff. I taught myself to read when I was four. That was around the time I tried to ride my tricycle to work. I wasn't sure where work was, but I knew it had to be interesting if people went there every day. Now I combine my love of books with work, and I don't have to ride my tricycle to get there. My Elder Races series began May, 2011. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook!