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Alpha and Omega Hardcover – 31 Oct 2009

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 105 pages
  • Publisher: Subterranean Press; Sgd Ltd edition (31 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596062878
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596062870
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,815,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Mar. 2010
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A lot of urban fantasy makes a big deal about alpha werewolves, often on the assumption that "alpha" means big, strong and sexy among wolves.

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.
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I first read this as a short story in "On the Prowl" and was completely blown away. I made the mistake of lending it to my sister, and yes, you guessed it she never gave it back! So I was really glad to see it released as an ebook.
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.
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There is nothing wrong with the story line, its the fact that the description is misleading. It is (as another reviewer stated) the first three chapters out of On The Prowl, which I already own. I had seen the review about it being the story that was in "On The Prowl" but because according to the description the book is 352 pages long, I assumed it was a much more detailed edition of the story than the original, boy was I wrong, it is exactly the same and surely the book description should be changed because its not even 100 pages long.
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Excellent writing but very misleading information on Amazon. The page count is hugely inaccurate and there is no description. I bought this novella purely on the author and luckily it paid off. But I am left wanting more and not wholly in a good way.
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This is a fab series and the next one, Dead Heat, is due out in March. Time for a reread- which made me cry even though I have read this book many times! The characters are great, the storyline is excellent and the romance between Anna and Charles is lovely. Read it and start a new addiction!
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I was very glad to get this novella, as I had read the books following this one and wanted to find out, how the stories began.
Good little book to give the reader explanations on how this couple got together.
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Charles, Bran's son and Pack enforcer has alwasy been something of a scary, mystery figure. He likes it that way, he's a loner by nature and by keeping aloof it makes his job of enforcer less emotional if he has to kill a wolf. Its a tough job, but he's done it for a long time and Bran relies on him and his neutral nature to do whats right. Then he meets Anna, who's been through unimagionalble trauma. Remeber poor Mac from the first Mercy novel? Well this si where he started, changed by force by a pack who's frankly gone really far astray from what it should be. chalres has been sent to investigate and what he finds out challenges him and his wolf, especially when his wolf decided Anna is his. charles would have liked to take time but for once the wolf isn't going to wait....
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.
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Anna thinks she is a submissive werewolf until she meets Charles. You really need to read this novella before reading Cry Wolf. It sets the scene well and makes you care about the characters more. I began reading Cry Wolf but it was confusing because of all the references to events in this novella.
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