Release Date: August 25, 2009 | Penguin Audio on August 25, 2009
Pages: 286 (Mass Market Paperback) / Audio Length: Approx 8 hours
Narrator: Holter Graham
Source: Library via Overdrive
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Date: October 8, 2014
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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...
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..
The last installment our hero and heroine had a nasty evil witch to contend with. This time its rouge vampires running around using pack magic, a backstabbing Grey Lord, wolf politics and all kind of shenanigans including kidnapping attempts and murder. Why? Power. It's always about power with immortals.
It was pretty entertaining to see some new characters. We meet another Omega, Issac. He's with the Italian pack, and I think we'll be seeing him in future books. I hope so anyways. Anna, Charles and several members of the Emerald City Pack trying to figure out who has sent rouge vampires after Anna and why. The British pack Alpha Arthur and his wife Sonny (a would be Omega had she been turned), get swept up into the mix of it as well. Nothing good comes of that. A blind white (aka good witch) Moira, and her mate the Emerald City Pack's second step up and really help Charles and Anna in a few tough situations.
As always, Charles under estimates Anna as does everyone else. They still perceive Omegas as weak like submissive wolves, but boy are they wrong. Not only does Charles underestimate her, they are still experiencing growing pains as a couple mostly because of his Alpha and protective nature, but I believe they will get it together eventually.
When it came down to the "who done it", I was a little bit surprising. I liked that because it's pretty hard to catch me off my game, I usually figure it out.
Briggs does a great job taking us into their world and explaining all of the idiosyncrasies of wolf pack life and politics all while keeping the pace up and the story interesting. I also enjoyed the narrator, Holter Graham as well. While I still find that his interpretation of Charles is still a bit nasally sounding, none the less I still enjoy listening.
As before, I like being able to point out where the Alpha & Omega world crosses with Mercy Thompson world. I will happily continue on with this series. I hope there are many more books to come.
What do you think of the Alpha & Omega series?
Happy Reading and Listening,