frabjousarcher, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by frabjousarcher)
Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite books. I only picked it up this year though it has been around since 2009. This book has a very hopeful feeling about it. Anna explores her bond with Charles and they both learn important things about the person they are mated to. There is danger, as there always is in a Briggs novel, but true love does triumph in the end! The plot is engrossing and keeps you yearning for more, but what I really loved were the scenes with Anna and Charles discovering new things about each other, falling more in love with each other, learning that because this person is here, it is okay to be who they are, even if they don't like it themselves, because their other half does. This is the hopeful part, that though you may think you are a monster or in some way not good enough for the person you're connected to, as long as they see you for who you are and still love you you can overcome anything. A truly joyful and encouraging theme. I enjoyed "seeing" Moira and Tom as well from "Seeing Eye" in this book, I hope I can read more about them in future books in the Alpha and Omega Series that Patricia Briggs writes so well. I am looking forward to "Fair Game" coming out in March of this year.
S.Williams, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by S.Williams)
Patricia briggs is such a great writer!I first started this series with Alpha and omega cry wolf but soon found that to start the series you half to start with the book of short stories called on the prowl,then cry wolf followed by hunting ground.All are awsome reads it follows annas fight to live (on the prowl),to deal with the changes soon after meeting her mate charles a alpha,enforcer, and the son of the marrok(bran north american werewolf leader)-(cry wolf)And to live her new life and to love if she can stay out of danger long enough.(hunting ground)
Epiphyllum, August 26, 2009 (view all comments by Epiphyllum)
Hunting Ground is great fun and I recommend it highly. Anna and Charles are marvelous characters and I enjoyed reading about the progression of their relationship. The storyline felt better constructed than that of Cry Wolf and I didn't have issues with inconsistencies. A trip to Seattle is now required to see if the Troll really exists. Warning: I called in sick so I could finish reading Hunting Ground.
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Briggs has created the perfect tie-in to her Mercy Thompson series. Hunting Ground is the second Alpha and Omega book and expands the supernatural world Briggs introduced in her Mercy books.
The Alpha and Omega series features Anna Latham, Omega mate of Charles Cornick, the son of the "Marrouk" (the alpha wolf of all werewolves). Omega werewolves have the ability to "calm" Alpha werewolves, making them highly prized by the packs. However, they are very rare, which makes Anna the target of another Alpha who covets her abilities. Throw in a fae Gray Lord whose motives and actions are questionable ("never trust the fae") and Hunting Ground is a truly satisfying read.
Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the sonaand enforceraof the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charlesas 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 killeraor Charles will take the fall.
Anne 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'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...
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