Review: Liam Takes Manhattan



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Reeling from a deep loss, the magical prince of the Wyr, Dragos and Pia’s son Liam Cuelebre, turns inward and withdrawn as he struggles to come to terms with who he is, along with the challenges that lie before him.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

Warning! Mild spoilers below.

We’re given a chance to see what goes on in Liam’s mind and readers will soon discover that despite being prince to the Wyr Nation, Liam’s not happy. Not to mention that being son to Dragos also means living in a suffocating environment. After the events in Shadow’s End, now more than ever Liam is struggling on what kind of man he wishes to be and wants to be able to make some of his own choices about his life. So when Liam decides to do something behind his parents back, he and his father butt heads. Of course, that’s natural. What parents don’t want to let their kid leave the next?

Overall, Liam Takes Manhattan was a great read to end the Cuelebre family novella trilogy. Now I’ll admit there was not any action or battles but we do see the internal battles Liam fights everyday since his  growth spurt began. I’ll be looking forward to where Thea Harrison leads Liam in future stories. Who knows? We might get an entire novel about the new adventures Liam will have!






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