Alpha and Omega Hardcover – 31 Oct 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
But Patricia Briggs explores the opposite end of the spectrum in the novella "Alpha and Omega," which also serves as a springboard for her new series (a sort of spinoff in the same universe as the Mercy Thompson series). It's a tightly written, open-ended little story about an abused Omega werewolf and the unexpected love between her and a very powerful alpha.
When a boy is kidnapped by her abusive pack, a terrified Anna finally dares to call the Marrok, the leader of all werewolves. He ends up sending his son Charles Cornick to deal with the troublemakers, and Charles is shocked when he realizes that Anna isn't a super-submissive wolf -- she's a rare Omega wolf, and the disgusting Leo and savage Justin have been abusing and molesting her all over the place.
And now Charles is determined to change all that, especially by showing Anna the way a werewolf's life is REALLY supposed to be, about her status as an Omega, and the connection between them. But there are some truly nasty secrets at the heart of the Chicago pack and the strange absence of female werewolves -- and now that Anna knows who she is, she isn't going to take it lying down.
"Alpha and Omega" is set in the same world as several of Patricia Briggs' other urban fantasy stories (most notably the ongoing Mercy Thompson series) -- for example, the ancient werewolf lord known as the Marrok seems to hang over this novella like a thundercloud. But the opening novella of the Alpha and Omega series works quite nicely as a story on its own, with new characters and problems.Read more ›
The story is about Charles and Anna. If you've ready any of the Mercy Thompson books by Patricia Briggs you will already know and love the world these stories are set in, and you will have already met the very scary (and deeply lovely) Charles (Say that with a massive sigh!!)
Anna has been badly abused, in every way by the pack that changed her against her will, and despite being terrfied calls the Marrok about the death of a young boy. At that point Charles is sent to investigate, and we end up with what has become one of my favourite stories. Go on, treat yourself.
Good little book to give the reader explanations on how this couple got together.
It was great to see more of charles, he's always been a bit of a mystery so far but this sereis focusses on him and Anna. they have a different feel to the Mercy series but the same fabulous writing and plots that Patricia Briggs does so well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this series. Well written absorbing & fun characters & great story linesPublished 6 months ago by A. P. Bristow
I read this after reading Cry Wolf and I'm really glad I did. Cry Wolf felt like it came in part way through a story and this clarifies a few things about what had happened prior... Read morePublished 11 months ago by L
I really enjoy Patricia Briggs. Another branch to the Mercy series. Just as good. Well worth readingPublished 13 months ago by JmN
Really like this series by Patricia Briggs, waiting for the next one to come out in March 2015Published 17 months ago by Wato2
As with all patricia's books they keep hooked til your done and eagerly awaiting the next release.
Bring on the next one.