Dragos Cuelebre is no longer the only dragon.
Dragos’s son Liam Cuelebre (a.k.a. Peanut) is springing into existence, reminiscent of the first of the Elder Races who were born at the beginning of the world. At just six months of age, he has already grown to the size of a large five-year-old boy. He can read, write in complete sentences, and his math skills are off the chart.
A white dragon in his Wyr form, Liam also holds more Power than almost anyone else. In an effort to give him a taste of normality, no matter how fleeting, his parents Pia and Dragos enroll him in first grade.
They hope school will help teach Liam how to relate to others, a vital skill that will help him control his growing Power. But school has a surprising number of pitfalls, and relating to others can be a tricky business.
When a classmate is threatened, Liam must quickly learn self-control, how to rein in his instincts, and govern his temper, because there’s no doubt about it—he is fast becoming one of the most dangerous creatures in all of the Elder Races.
Liam is one of the most powerful of his kind and also one of the rarest. With a dragon for a father and a mystical mother (no spoilers here!), he was always destined to stand out but his rapid growth spurt has put them all in a quandary. What do you do with a baby who has grown to the size of a five year old? With the rate of Liam's accelerated growth, it's clear that soon he will leave his childhood behind, but for now his parents want him to enjoy what's left of his childhood. The solution is simple; let him go to school to learn what it's like to associate with other children but the playground may not be the best place for a young dragon to spread his proverbial wings! Children can be cruel and Liam is about to take a crash course in schoolyard politics!
I loved this! Yes, it's short but I don't care as it was delicious to just peak into the lives of my favourite family! Dragos is still coming to terms with recent events but always has the time for those he loves. Pia is so happy to have her husband and son but the thought of her baby going to school is almost too much. I adored the way Ms Harrison captured that awful feeling of dread as Liam walked away; it's just a heartbreaking moment for any mother.
As for our favourite, Peanut, well it's odd because he is so articulate for a child and indeed the other children in this story seem quite worldly too, but his inexperience and naïveté shine through. We even get to meet his first crush! What can I say, I'm a huge fan of this series. It's short but entertaining and as usual I was enthralled. More please and I hope it's soon.