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

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Elder Races #9.5
Thea Harrison
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal - Novella
December 22nd 2015


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Reeling from a deep loss, the magical prince of the Wyr, Dragos and Pia’s son Liam Cuelebre, turns inward and withdrawn as he struggles to come to terms with who he is, along with the challenges that lie before him.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



~ 4 Liam Takes Stars ~

Liam Takes Manhattan is a shot story in the Elder Races series by Thea Harrison.

This short is meant to be read after Shadow’s End. Yes, their are spoilers for Shadow’s End in this story, so read the novel first or be warned.

I enjoyed the insight into Liam. He’s such a unique being that it puts him in a tough situation. Add in that he is now a teenager in less time then it takes other Wyr to grow and you have a character trying to find their place in the Wyr world and battle the growing pains of being a teenager/adult. He is currently at a crossroads, feeling lost in all areas of his life and wants/needs to find out who he is.

By the end I was left wanting more. The ending does an abrupt end at a point when things are just getting more interesting. Many readers will probably not like this. I am hopeful the author will finish where the plot was going with another novella.

If you love this series, it’s a must read. It’s told so well and flushes out a characters that has become one of my favorites the day he was conceived.

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4 comments on “Review: Liam Takes Manhattan (Elder Races #9.5) by Thea Harrison

  1. Oh a serious cliffhanger.I am curious after reading the blurb. I will check out the first book 🙂
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    • I have enjoyed the Elder Races series. Its a nice adventure and Liam is a very unique character, but being the first of his kind, kinda makes him a distinct individual. It’s an interesting world with each character adding an exclusive aspect to the plots. I hope you get a chance to check out the first book in the series and enjoy. It’s one I look forward too.

  2. I haven’t listened to this one yet. I own it and will be listening to it soon. I’m mixing them in between a few review books.
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    • It was good. I love Liam and watching him grow up and all the challenges he faces. I do recommend reading or listening to Shadow’s End first. Some big things happen that affect everyone and they talk about them in Liam Takes Manhattan. I don’t think you want to be spoiled for Shadow’s End. Thanks for stoping bye. Always a pleasure.