Hunting Ground - Alpha and Omega, Bk 2 Author:Patricia Briggs Anna Latham didn't know how complicated life could be until she became a werewolf. And until she was mated to Charles Cornick, the son -- and enforcer -- of Bran, the leader of the North American werewolves, she didn't know how dangerous it could be, either... — Anna and Charles have just been enlisted to attend a summit to present Bran... more »39;s controversial proposition: that the wolves should finally reveal themselves to humans. But the most feared Alpha in Europe is dead set against the plan -- and it seems like someone else might be, too. When Anna is attacked by vampires using pack magic, the kind of power only werewolves should be able to draw on, Charles and Anna must combine their talents to hunt down whoever is behind it all -- or risk losing everything...« less
I haven't read the Mercy Thompson books as I can't stand the first person narrative... But I love the Alpha and Omega Books so much, that I might just give those a try!
This was an awesome read! An amazing follow up to Cry Wolf :)
I'm not sure what else to say about it... I loved the continuing build up of not just Anna and Charles relationship, but them as characters as well! And I loved reading about the secondary characters, and the Big Bad wasn't at all who I expected! And the story itself was so good I had a hard time putting this down even for a few minutes!
I can't seem to stop Gushing, it's so good!
Now my only problem is that now I have to wait for the next one!
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Helpful Score: 4
Starts out slow but picks up. Gives great insight into the Patricia's world of werewolves. Takes place about a month after the first book. Charles and Anna are happily married. They travel to Washington for a meeting between the other great werewolf alpha's of the world to discuss Bran bringing werewolves to public attention in America. A few people that are atending the talks are attacked by vampires that seem to be using pack magic.
The book isn't as good as the first. I'm a huge Mercy Thompson fan and like learning more about the Marrok and werewolves. This book provides more info about werewolves of not only America but the Alpha's of the world. I was hoping that Adam from the Mercy series was going to make an appearence since he is one of the faces that Bran used for the Were's to come out. Quick and easy read that also has some history and legend of King Authur.
The latest Alpha & Omega book is an excellent read. Both Anna and Charles seem to be suffering from the ancient Chinese curse as they 'live in interesting times'. These two need some time off from the stresses of sorting out insane werewolves, killing black witches, and fighting off evil vampires and other parafolk to get to know each other and get a chance to understand their bond. This on the job training stuff is rough on both of them...
In this outing, Charles and Anna travel to Seattle to meet with representatives of wolf packs from elsewhere in the world. The subject of the conference is that the leader of the American wolves intends to 'out' the werewolf community in the near future. Charles has to talk - he hates it. Anna is surrounded by clouds of alpha testosterone - she hates it. Then things start to get really bad - a pack of vampires attack and try to kidnap Anna, several murders occur - and one particularly horrific one is obviously intended to implicate Charles and to prevent Bran from revealing their existence.
Both Charles and Anna [and their relationship] make great strides while saving the day. Great action, great characters, page turning action and I didn't figure out the 'bad guy' in the first half of the book.
Read in order...
"Alpha and Omega" short story in the On the Prowl anthology
1. Cry Wolf (novel)
2. Hunting Ground (novel)
A great read I couldn't put down until it was finished. Patricia Briggs knows how to twist a tale so I couldn't predict it from one page to the next - which I love. I doubt you'll be able to trade for this book, IT'S A KEEPER ..you'll have to buy it or check it out of the library. If you also enjoy this book, then read her Mercy the Skinwalker series, which this is an offshoot of.
The big bad was well written, enjoyed figuring out what was happening. What made this book enjoyable was Anna. She has quietly gotten strong and assertive and I loved it! I like how Anna and Charles are slowly growing into their relationship.
Definitely interesting. I started by reading the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs first, so I'll definitely backtrack and read the Mercy Thompson series. Worth the read for sure. I'm interested to see where the next book goes, if there is one.