Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Alpha and Omega Series by Patricia Briggs

104. Alpha And Omega (On the Prowl Anthology) by Patricia Briggs B
103. Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs B+

"Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack.and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member - and as his mate."  -- fantasticfiction.com

I'll blog about these two together because Alpha and Omega was a short story in the On the Prowl Anthology and is the prologue of Cry Wolf. If you’re starting Cry Wolf, better read the short story first. In Alpha and Omega we learn about Anna and how she has been traumatized in her life as  wolf. She sees a dead body who he recognizes as one killed by her pack and so bravely calls Bran, the Marrock(leader) of all the wolves for help. Bran sends his son and enforcer Charles, who learns that Anna is an Omega as well as his mate. A&O ends with the confrontation with Anna's Pack and Cry Wolf starts immediately after. In Cry Wolf, Anna is moving to Montana to join Brans pack. Before even settling in, Charles is needed to look for a rogue wolf in the mountains and takes Anna with him. Little did they know that there is much more involved, dark magic that has been haunting one of the pack is closing in and only Charles and Anna could prevent disaster from happening.

Having read the previous Mercy books, I am eager to learn more about the world that Briggs has created. With Mercy who is living away from the clan, we have an image of a shifter walking among other magical creatures. With the Alpha and Omega Series, we are smack dab in the middle of the clan and the rules the clans live by. With Anna, who is a newcomer in the Marrok's clan, we get an inside view of the working of the pack and also get a clearer picture of the Marrock and his past. All in all, was a great and fast read for me. Can't wait for the next one.


Ladytink_534 said...

Love this series! The Mercy books are slightly better but that doesn't stop me from wanting Hunger Games to come out soon!

D. Shawne said...

yes, Mercy is much more edgy I think but Alpha and Omega is worth following! I cant wait for Hunger Games!