Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega #2)
Anna and Charles have just been enlisted to attend a summit to present Bran’s controversial proposition: that the wolv ...more
Every once in a while, it feels so good to jump out of the romance genre and jump back into some Urban Fantasy/PNR. Patricia Briggs is one of my go to authors when it comes to these types of books. After listening to the first book in this series (Cry Wolf), I decided to do book 2 in audio as well. I’m happy I did. It was fast listening and the narrator did a great job voicing Anna and Charles.
Hunting Ground takes place in Seattle. If you’ve read the Mercy Thompson series, you remember that bo ...more
“Anna 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. ...more
“She was his and he hers.”
“Women are the bloodthirsty sex. We get the reputation, but it is only because the women stand behind us, and say, 'Kill it. Squish it.”
One month after they are mated and married, werewolves Anna and Charles must travel to Seattle to oversee a conference where the wolves discuss the issue of becoming open to the public. While they are there, hired vampire assassins begin attacking the Omega's, human and wolf.
This one took me a while to get throug ...more
They are sent by the Marok to attend a meeting in Seattle with werewolves around the world. Bran, the Marok and Charles father has decided to publicly announce to the world the existence of wolves. The gathering is to discuss the idea and persuade the packs that this is a good idea.
I love seeing this mystical and magical world that the author has created evolving with the introduction of new and inte ...more
I will freel ...more
HUNTING GROUND had a lot of interesting morsels in it from both a mythology and a story standpoint; readers get to learn about fae, vampires and dragons (!!!), witness firsthand how Bran’s decision to bring the werewolves out to the public came to be, and observe the continuing evolution of Anna & Charles’ relationship. No author does light/dark quite like Patricia Briggs, and this audiobook really emblazoned that fact by putting these preternaturals’ best and worst ...more
Anna was abused by her first pack which features heavily in the story as she tries to overcome her emotional sc ...more
1) Loved the story. The relationship keeps developing between Charles and Anna and I think that it's the first time I've been able to actually see so clearly how a relationship progresses in a series.
2) In this book we have fairies, vamps, trolls, wolves. All the nice nasties I love in my books.
3) I wanted more Bran!:(
4) For some reason I didn't like Ric at all.
5) I loved Moira and Arthur.
6) The book was fast paced and well-written. I wasn't bo ...more
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The best book of the Mercy Thompson series yet. We are back with Charles and Anna, newly matted and trying to learn each other's ways, when a conference of the strongest leaders of the Wolf packs around the world meets in Seattle and our newlyweds go to it as hosts. From the first moment they step onto Seattle soil their lives are in danger. Anyone could be a traitor or an assassin. They can trust no one! Things are tense, people die, lines are ...more
And Anna is the perfect example of that. I remember complaining back in the Alpha &Omega novella that she was too skittish and broken. But she has come so far in s ...more
There was a huge cast of characters in this book and it was interesting to lear ...more
I know I'm all gushy right now, so let me get to my review:
The continuing story of Charles and Anna, newly mated werewolves tentatively learning to trust their feelings and the truemate bonding that holds them together. In Hunting Ground, Alpha of Alpha's Bran sends his son Charles and his new daughter-in-law ...more
Huntung Ground is set just before the werewolves come out to the public and Charles and Anna go to a meeting with all the European werewolves to soothe some fears...not that it works out that way of course. I thought it was a little better then Cry Wolf, mainly because I found the story a bit more interesting there was more to get into as it was slightly more complex.
It also shows Charles and Anna's developing relationship. Part of ...more
For her sake, he would destroy the world
I have no idea why I can’t simply get into this series. I try and try and try and I keep on getting bored and trying to postpone reading it. I managed to do it by parts, which sucks for me. I like to read my books from start to finish and focus on them. Hunting Ground was a side-read to three other books. This explains why I can’t even write a proper review for it. I can’t remember much. I also skimmed a lot, which is why I won’t even bother with getting ...more
CHARACTERS: Charles and Anna and a mix of secondary characters (including Moira and Tom, introduced in the prequel Seeing Eyes, a short story in the Strange Brew anthology). ...more
Buddy read with Maru
3rd read: August 2014
Buddy read with Jo
2nd read: 13-15 November
This is one of the best series I've read this year, I am so glad that I did :)
I can't say more then that I really love Charles, Anna, Bran and all the other secondary characters. The confidence that Anna manages to regain slow and steady is another of the things I enjoyed reading.
1ast read: July 2012
Anna still has some issues with the abuse she suffered at the hands of her old pack. I love how Patricia Briggs ...more
This was just perfection in an audiobook. The reader, Holter Graham, again slammed-dunked it with a spot on narration. The way he does each voice so distinctly and uniquely and manages to give each sentence the right tone... I just love it. I only want to listen to this series in audiobook.
This is the rare breed of UF with a heroine who is not the least bit annoying. She is strong and drama-free and I could read about her all day long. I liked that the focus of the story ...more
I never thought this would be that series for me. I picked it up on a whim wanting something different, something fun, and something involving werewolves, something I really don't read all that often.
Before I knew it I was pretty hooked on the series. There was just something so alluring about Anna and Charles' relationship that I couldn't help ...more
Hunting ground continues about a month after Cry Wolf. Anna and Charles are still new to being mated, and all it involves.
Also life as the pack’s Omega and Enforcer is never easy, and they have been enlisted by Bran their leader, and Charles’ father, to attend a summit where Bran’s proposition that the werewolves should reveal themselves to the humans will be presented. But not all the Alphas are happy with this plan, and danger is surrounding Anna and Charles. They will have to use everything...more
Hunting Ground is the second book in the "Alpha & Omega" series, written by Patricia Briggs and continues with the story of Charles and Anna. In this book, they go to a summit in Seattle in Bran's place (after much arguing on Charles's part), where they must deal with the concerns of the European werewolves concerning Bran's plan to make werewolves known to the world. And, let me tell you, it's quite the violent ride. There is much death and underhanded sneakiness in Hunting Ground, ...more
1st Read March 2014 - Rating 5 * - Review HERE
2nd Read December 2015 - Rating 5 *
Since it's been nearly 2 years since Ange & I buddy read this series last we decided we're well overdue another read in the run up to the release of Fire Touched next March.
I love this series so much! The characters, the world building just everything about these books makes them a comfort read for me. Along with Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels series this is probably my most reread series & ...more
“Women are the bloodthirsty sex," said Ric sadly. "We get the reputation, but it is only because the women stand behind us, and say, 'Kill it. Squish it.”
Hunting Ground had a little of everything from relationship growth to a crime in which Charles ends up the prime suspect. Witches, Fae, Vampires and plots abound. While Briggs’ gave us several suspects, I will admit to piecing things together before the reveal.
“Charles looked at her thoughtfully.” People talk to you," he said. "That could be us...more
Second book in the Alpha & Omega series, or rather third, since the novella that is part of the “On the Prowl” anthology is, if not essential, then enlightening to the better understanding of the characters.
In Hunting Ground, the Marrok has decided that it’s time to bring the wolves out of the closet to the world but the European Alphas object strongly. When a meeting with the European leaders is set in Seattle, Charles and Anna attend it as Bran’s representatives. The mated couple is still ...more
It was really interesting to find out about all the other werewolves. I loved Tom and Moira together a ...more
I continue to be mesmerized by the Alpha & Omega and Mercy Thompson Series! Patricia Briggs your imagination rocks! Adding an element of legend and world werewolf and other supernatural politics to her already intriguing and well developed Urban Fantasy world which expands over both these series, Hunting Ground further explains the political climate and hidden motivations of a number of this world's leaders as they continue to g ...more
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Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a na ...more
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She looked lost, but his da laughed. He'd known the old man, too.
"He called me 'He Who Must Run into Trees,'" Charles explained, and in a spirit of honesty, a need for his mate to know who he was, he continued, "or sometimes 'Running Eagle.' "
" 'Running Eagle'?" Anna puzzled it over, frowning at him. "What's wrong with that?"
"Too stupid to fly," murmured his father with a little smile.”