"another great Urban Fantasy series"

It is a complicated life being a werewolf and Anna Latham knows this better than most. However she didn't know how dangerous it could be until she mated with Charles Cornick, son and enforcer of Bran, the leader of the North American werewolves. Being an Omega only makes her werewolf life just that little bit more confusing. Certain rules have to be followed, emotions blocked and alot of packs want their very own Omega.

Bran has a controversial proposition he has made to the werewolves all over the world. He believes they should all reveal themselves to the humans. A small summit has been organised to talk about the werewolves coming out but for certain reasons Bran can not attend. Anna and Charles take up the job and find themselves in Seattle trying to turn around the decisions of the wolves who are dead set against the plan.

Although it seems like there are more people against the outing of the wolves. Anna is attacked by vampires and people are getting hurt or turning up dead. So Anna and Charles combine their powers and talents to try and hunt down the one responsible for the attacks or they could lose everything.

Hunting Ground is the second book in the Alpha and Omega series and it is much better than book one, Cry Wolf. However in saying that I also have to say that I am not yet in love with this series as much as I am in the Mercy Thompson books. They may be set in the same world but the style and characters are wide apart from each other.

In this book the emotional relationship that Anna and Charles are growing into really interested. New couples usually seem to be in the honeymoon phase for a while but they are still getting to know each other and their limits. The whole werewolf politics and ways are still, in alot of respects, a mystery to Anna and it is fascinating to read about how she is coping with everything. The plot in this sequel to Cry wolf, didn't have alot of Bran in it but did expand on characters. Hopefully some of these will appear in future books and help build up this series.

I did enjoy this book but as I mentioned before this isn't my favourite series by the author. If you are a Patricia Briggs fan then this is a must read. However if you are a Mercy Thompson fan you may be slightly disappointed. All in all this is a brilliant author and another great Urban Fantasy series. I look forward to more Alpha and Omega books and following Anna and Charles through their life together.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted October 15, 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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