Peanut Goes to School

A Short Story of the Elder Races

This is another fascinating glimpse into the remarkable entity who has already displayed amazing talents. It is mind-boggling to watch his growth as he faces the challenges that unfortunately many children encounter but wonderful to watch a very Elder solution to some of them. Despite the fact that these three stories form a separate story arc, I suspect that the repercussions of events described here will have a fairly significant impact on future stories in the main series. This is a great way to get to know some of the intriguing and magical beings that populate the Elder world and likely to to whet your appetite for even more of these exciting stories.

“Peanut Goes to School” by Thea Harrison is the third story in a trilogy that centers around the Culebre family after the arrival of son Liam, the remarkable offspring they affectionately call Peanut. Despite his being only six months old, he is mature enough to attend first grade but he learns that there are quite a few things that he still needs to learn, not all of which is being conveyed directly by the adults around him. As a Culebre, there are layers of responsibilities inherent with growing up, but fortunately, he has his own talents plus quite a formidable backup team.

Book Blurb for Peanut Goes to School

This is a short story (15,100 words or 55 pages) intended for readers of the Elder Races who enjoy Liam Cuelebre, aka Peanut, as a character.

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.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2014 4.50