Now Briggs begins an extraordinary new series set in Mercy Thompson’s world—but with rules of its own.
INTRODUCING THE ALPHA AND OMEGA NOVELS...
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.
Montana born author, Patricia Briggs, has worked her way into a very successful author of fantasy novels. She chose to live mostly in the Pacific Northwest which is not typically the hotbed of authors, but she has managed to live a quieter life and still become a New York Times bestselling author. Her most famous series, Mercy Thompson and the Columbia Basin Pack, we're fictional residents of the area in which she resides, the Tri-Cities Washington.
From 1990 on, Briggs has published 17 novels beginning with traditional fantasy, then in 2006 moving to urban fantasy. A unique mark of her novels is that even in a series, each novel can serve as a stand-alone story without leaving the reader to wonder what happens next.
Briggs also writes the Alpha and Omega series, and they are set in the same environment as the Mercy Thomas series. The most recent of that series debuted in 2012, and came in at #4 on the NYT bestsellers list.
Briggs still lives in Washington state with her husband and children. They have a small herd of horses that they enjoy.
This book might have been Ok if it had begun with a summary of the first half of the story which was published as a short story in another bookOn The Prowl. You are left to figure this out on your own without any clues except that you're in the midst of some action with people you don't know. Having read the Mercy Thompson books, I knew the hero and his father. I had no idea who or what the heroine was. I was 3 or 4 chapters in before I began to follow the story line. With this introduction, I doubt I'll seek out any more books in this series. I felt this showed total disregard for the reader on the part of the publisher.
If you're a fan of Mercedes the V.W. mechanic, you'll love Anna the omega werewolf. Patricia Briggs has found a winning combination - I hope she keeps it going for a good long while.
This book picked up right where the novella Anna and Charles from On The Prowl left off and kept on moving. Anna now living with Charles in Montana is stil trying to adjust to life after her terrible experience with her Chicago pack. I love how Briggs slowly builds the trust and romantic relationship between Charles and Anna with out rushing it. This story gets you more involved with the wolf pack and you get more on the story of the Marrok and why he killed and ate his mother. A great beginning to a new series. I even liked this better than her Mercy series.
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