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Triple Review: Dragos Family Album Trilogy, #2 by Thea Harrison (@TheaHarrison)

 

 
Dragos Goes to Washington

 


Elder Races, #8.5

 

Thea Harrison

 


Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Teddy Harrison LLC
Date of Publication: October 12, 2015
Number of pages: 180
Word Count: 40,000
Cover Artist: Frauke Spanuthe

 

 

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Dragos Cuelebre, Lord of the Wyr, needs to throw a party without maiming anyone. That isn’t exactly as easy as it might sound.

After the destructive events of the last eighteen months, the Elder Races are heading to Washington D.C. to foster peace with humankind. Not known for his diplomacy skills, Dragos must rely on his mate Pia to help navigate a battlefield of words and polite smiles rather than claws. With Dragos’s mating instinct riding close to the surface, his temper is more volatile than ever and the threat of violence hovers in the air.

Then the human spouse of a prominent politician winds up murdered and Dragos and Pia must race against time to hunt down those behind it before they are held responsible for the crime. (40,000 words; 174 pages)

For fans of DRAGON BOUND and LORD’S FALL, the latest novella in the Elder Races holds passion, peril, political intrigue, and revelations that will change Dragos and Pia’s lives forever.

DRAGOS GOES TO WASHINGTON is the first part of a three-story series about Dragos, Pia, and their son Liam. Each story stands alone, but fans might want to read all three in order as they will be released: DRAGOS GOES TO WASHINGTON, PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD, and LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN.

This has been an great series; full of interesting characters,wonderful action, and crazy suspenseful romance all set in an alternate universe where the Elder Races live side by side with humanity. But Dragos is the biggest, baddest Alpha there is being a centuries old dragon, and as the start of the series, him and Pia hold a special place for me. I adored the first Dragos Family Album trilogy of novellas set between books 6 & 7 and so when I saw that we were getting another trilogy I grabbed them up quickly.

Dragos is the leader of the Wyr Race, and due to his being the only dragon for centuries, he wields an enormous amount of power and influence. There are many that don't like it, but there it is. Due to the events taking place in the overall story arc of the series, I think the author makes a wise choice in spotlighting Dragos to help set up a new story arc. We get both a sneak peek in on the Cuelebre's (who continue to remain a personal favorite) and an over view of where the series is heading next. This was a fun story and I gave it 3 stars.

 

 


Pia Does Hollywood

 


Elder Races, #8.6

 

Thea Harrison

 


Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Teddy Harrison LLC
Date of Publication: November 17, 2015
Number of pages: 180
Word Count: 42,000
Cover Artist: Frauke Spanuthe

 

 

 

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After making a diplomatic pact with humankind and the other leaders of the Elder Races, Pia Cuelebre, mate to Dragos Cuelebre, Lord of the Wyr, reluctantly heads to Hollywood to spend a week with the Light Fae Queen, Tatiana, before the busy Masque season hits New York in December.

Dragos has never let the lack of an invitation stop him from doing anything he wanted. Unwilling to let his mate make the trip without him, he travels to southern California in secret to be with her.

But when an ancient enemy launches a shattering assault against the Light Fae, Dragos and Pia must intercede. The destruction threatens to spread and strike a mortal blow against all of the magically gifted, both human and Elder Race alike.

Working with the Light Fae to neutralize the danger, Dragos and Pia find their deepest vulnerabilities challenged and their most closely held secrets threatened with exposure.

PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD is the second 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.

Pia has come a long way from her initial introduction. She had to, to be able to stand toe to toe with her dragon mate. If you read the Dragos Goes to Washington, you know that Pia is pregnant again. If you didn't read it, maybe this tasty chunk of knowledge will assist with picking it up. *wink*  Of course, Dragos isn't going to let her go to La La Land by herself, especially not in her condition. But he does go in secret, all set to enjoy some prolonged time in his wyr form, while keeping a eye on his mate. Yep, you know those plans aren't going to work out. This book was nice juxtaposition to the first one, and by the time it was over I was salivating for the next one. I gave this book 3 stars.

 

 


Liam Takes Manhattan

 


Elder Races, #9.5

 

Thea Harrison

 


Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Teddy Harrison LLC
Date of Publication: December 22, 2015
Number of pages: 76
Word Count: 15,000
Cover Artist: Frauke Spanuthe

 

 

 

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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 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.

I received this book early in ARC form, took one look at the warning about a major spoiler and laughed in derision. Spoiler? Bah, I needed to read Liam's story, he's been a favorite since he was still a fetus, for heaven's sake. Yeah. Um. Really wished I hadn't done that. Not because it truly spoiled book 9, Shadow's End, but because I went into this book with the wrong mind set. It's hard to believe that Liam has grown up so much in such a short time, but he is a predatory wyr; the apex predator you could say. It's a bit sad that he has lost some of his innocence and shine, but you can already see the kind of man he's going to grow into. I can't wait to read more of Liam's adventures. I gave this book 3 stars.

Thanks to Netgalley and Thea Harrison for the opportunity to read and review the story.

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