"Superb storytelling!"

The second Alpha and Omega book starts just a few weeks after the events of Cry Wolf. Anna is still coming to terms with her relationship with Charles, and learning how to be an omega wolf, whereas Charles is learning to readjust his life, and animalistic side, to Anna. In the midst of this, Charles' father, Bran, wants to go to Seattle to be at a gathering of international werewolves to discuss whether they want to "come out of the closet". Afraid of the consequences of his father attending this gathering, Charles decides to go in his place... and takes Anna.

The gathering begins as expected, until Anna is attacked outside of their hotel. There is a race to determine who is behind this attack, and why, before more attacks occur.

I loved this book starting with Chapter One and until the last page, wishing it didn't end so quickly. As with many Patricia Briggs books, the plot is sometimes difficult to ascertain from the beginning. But, the story begins to tell itself, moving seamlessly between the mysterious to the romantic. I kept guessing at who was behind the attacks and what would happen next in response to this storyline. Also, I loved watching Anna grow into herself, becoming the person she wants to be with the help of Charles. Watching Charles around Anna is sweet, and they act as a couple would. It is as if I know them since everyone knows a couple that acts like Charles and Anna. They have a lovely relationship, one that is in the early stages, and I look forward to more stories of their life together and the mysterious events they encounter.

In my opinion, Patricia Briggs is one of the premier storytellers of the fantasy genre and Hunting Ground highlights her amazing abilities as an author.

Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted October 4, 2009


This will be the second book in the Alpha and Omega series, featuring Anna and Charles. It's set on a slightly earlier time-table than the Mercy books.

Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son—and enforcer—of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf who opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles’s reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer—or Charles will take the fall.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Hunting Ground
(Alpha & Omega: Book 2)
by Patricia Briggs

Ace Books
August 1, 2009
Available: August 25, 2009
ISBN #044101738X
EAN #9780441017386
304 pages
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Other Books by
Patricia Briggs

Fair Game
Down These Strange Streets
Home Improvement: Undead Edition
Naked City
River Marked
Silver Borne
Silver Borne
Strange Brew
Mercy Thompson Homecoming
Bone Crossed
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Cry Wolf
Iron Kissed
On the Prowl
Blood Bound
Moon Called
Raven's Shadow
Dragon Blood
Dragon Bones

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