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Read Hunting Ground (Alpha and Omega #2) online free from your iPhone, iPad, android, Pc, Mobile. Hunting Ground is a Fantasy novel by Patricia Briggs. Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2). Home · Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) Author: Patricia Briggs Hunting Ground · Read more. 1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs invites readers to follow her into the seductive realm of the Alpha and Omega series.
Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Anyone could be a traitor or an assassin. Pages with related products. Lotus says: Endeavour Award Nominee
Briggs is one of my favorite authors, although, damn, I wish she wrote faster. Such an inherently imbalanced world set in our present day becomes more and more unpalatable for me everytime it comes up.
Rape is not titillating. It does not make characters inherently more wise or more complex, and it is nothing but depressing to have this represented as the expected norm. Rape is a disturbing thing to read about, there is no barometer of what it is to go through.
The inability of the male wolf to sexually dominate or control the female leads to a completely different dynamic between the sexes, one much more positive for the females. Both series are wonderful. I was so glad to see you liked this series. When I saw the thumbnail of the cover I was cringing to see how you would rip apart a book I really liked. But I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe the dill-hole from HuffPo should have read this book before he made the generalizations he did about Romance Heros.
I object to a number of the statements in that paragraph. Which would indicate that she had more than a bit of power over him. If I remember right, all of the other female weres in this pack, aside from Anna, were killed or driven off because the psycho was worried that one of them would challenge her for her alpha position.
As for Anna, her status as an omega and how that affected the wolves around her and what that meant to pack hierarchy, in general, and her messed up pack, specifically, had everything to do with why she was turned and then mistreated so heinously. Again, as I stated, this was presented as an aberration and beyond both the norm and the pale and ensured that they the pack leaders and anyone that participated in the abuse would die as soon as the Marrok found out and they knew it.
So to imply that Briggs has set up a world where the female werewolves are basically sexual slaves of the males is not true and does a serious disservice to the actual text. If you are implying that rape is used for titillation in these books, I heartily disagree.
It could be argued either way as to whether or not it was necessary in the Mercy Thompson series, but given the plot, the villain, and the set-up, I felt that it was true to the book. It showed that it can even happen to smart, capable, physically-superior women. In the Alpha-Omega series, rape was a part of the abuse along with beatings and psychological and emotional abuse that was used to control her. The abusiveness within the pack was a part of why she was made into a wolf to begin with and lays a foundation to show her inner strength in overcoming all of that horror.
Personally, I see her ability to put that aside as much as she does and to love and to allow someone to love her in return as a triumph.
It could be read as a woman overcoming years of living in an abusive relationship. You said it better than I ever could and I completely agree with all of that.
I love both sets of books, although I like the Alpha and Omega series more.
Of course, there will be conflict and difficulty in that new relationship. But I expect that and look forward to it. Out of over a hundred alphas, the list of Alphas that Bran gives Mercy is only about a dozen or so.
This world is a very violent place and many people die or are injured and have to deal with those injuries. I also really enjoy how the female characters deal with that violence. Instead of taking an Anita-like attitude of fighting violence with even more violence, Mercy has learned to have an outwardly docile appearance while being stubborn as a mule.
At a con around Halloween, I got to see Briggs, and she said that she was asked for a novella from the Mercy universe and she decided off the cuff to do one about Charles. I put in a plug for a Bran book, but she says she has no idea. Lotus does have a point to some degree: There are plenty of venues in which to explore issues of gender inequality, but why in werewolf romance, when wolves are one of few species that do not have gender inequality?
Male and female wolves do not compete directly for status. There are two separate hierarchies, one for males and one for females. Competition within the sexes female vs. They may eventually strike out on their own, forming a new pack, or try to increase their status within the existing one as they grow stronger and the alpha pair grow older.
Especially when real-life wolf society has a much more interesting model that can be drawn from. Anyone know of any werewolf books that use the actual structure of wolf societies separate hierarchies, equal power for males and females as their model? Those are the books I want to read. And why did everyone who heard about that new, young werewolf girl hesitate over which pack she should go to? I remember right, all of the other female weres in this pack, aside from Anna, were killed or driven off because the psycho was worried that one of them would challenge her for her alpha position.
Her jealousy of other women was seen as a sign of her unhinged mental state. Oh, and Charles only came to investigate because of the boy who was killed. Not because rapist are punished. Again, I have to go back to that young, female werewolf. Sorry, I probably should have been more clear. I was trying to ask what the point of including a high likelihood of being raped in any world-building scenario was.
But wait! You have not one but two females with a much better than average chance of making it thanks to innate abilities that allow them to NOT have to submit to being abused by higher ranking pack members. Since their eventual reward for being both strong and born gifted is also eventual rape, rape that is nearly impossible to overcome even with tremendous strength of character and armies of supporters, what chance does a normal woman ever have even a female werewolf?
Or to die. Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors, and these two series are great examples of what a fantastic author she is and what she can do with her characters. Well, at least the first one. It would still need good characters, plots, etc. The wolves are much more practical. In a weird way the wolves play matchmaker and thrust them together to see if they can work it out.
It certainly helps that there is an almost instant attraction there, but Anna and Charles, due to their backgrounds, probably would have messed it up themselves if left to their own devices.
The wolves helped. The bad news is , I did not hate it. I mean, come on, a 2-star book that isn't rant-worthy? Who's ever heard of such a ridiculous thing?! What a complete, total rip-off! This is outrageous! This cannot be, Patricia Briggs! This will not do! View all 37 comments. There's just something addictive about these books It just popped up in my Kindle last night and I opened it and the rest is history.
Charles an Alpha werewolf who acts as his father Bran's enforcer rather than being the head of a pack and his mate Anna, an Omega werewolf, are sent on a mission to Seattle, to a meeting of Alpha werewolves from England, Spain, France and elsewhere.
Bran is planning to go public with the fact that There's just something addictive about these books Bran is planning to go public with the fact that there are werewolves among humans; others strenuously oppose this move. Charles convinces Bran to let him represent Bran at this gathering, due to a premonition that Bran's going would result in his death.
But now death is stalking Charles, Anna and others, and - other than the fact that a secretive and unusual gang of vampires is involved - no one knows who is behind the attacks and why. Meanwhile the werewolf meetings are going off the rails, primarily because of one French werewolf with a long and bloody history.
Patricia Briggs slowly builds the tension in this story, intertwining the mystery with the development of her characters. Charles and Anna are still working out their relationship, and both are troubled by their respective pasts in different ways. It's a bit slow-paced, but still interesting, and with a great ending. I love how Patricia Briggs pulls in monsters from actual folklore and weaves them into her plots!
Didn't leave much of a review the first time I read Hunting Ground see below so I'll add a bit more now. As Charles says, there are no negotiations, Bran has already decided that this will happen, because too many of the wrong people know of their existence and have used it as blackmail with th 4. As Charles says, there are no negotiations, Bran has already decided that this will happen, because too many of the wrong people know of their existence and have used it as blackmail with the wolves.
When they come out, that can't happen anymore, and they can try and control how the world sees them. So this gathering of Packs from all over the world is a chance to hear concerns and for Bran, the Marrok, to offer aide to Packs who request it to ease the transition.
Lots of posturing from other Alphas is expected and much attention is focused on Anna, being a rare Omega and the Mate of Charles. Charles' reputation as the ruthless enforcer of his father, the Marrok, makes him taking a Mate all the more interesting.
But they encounter more than just harmless curiosity. Vampires attack Anna, using what appears to be Pack magic, and they have to wonder is this a plot to foil Bran's plan to reveal the Wolves existence or is there more going on here?
I LOVE this series so much! Anna and Charles go through some bumpy times early in their relationship, since their wolf-half decided their mating before they really got to know each other. Each have insecurities and vulnerabilities, and sometimes because they don't want to look like a needy fool to the other so they kept their concerns to themselves causing some unnecessary misinterpretations.
They make progress, bit by bit, making my heart melt for them a little more with every chapter. They are so very in love, and their new relationship will take some time to sort out, but that's okay, because they have time.
Lots of time! I love that Anna is gaining more confidence and ends up being a fierce protector of Charles in many ways. Charles understands some of Anna's insecurities, thanks to the brutalization she suffered at the hands of her previous Pack, and he's so protective and supportive of her overcoming her fears and replenishing her self-confidence. What she accomplishes in this installment really shows Anna's an intelligent, powerful, instinctively protective force. Holter Graham is an excellent narrator!
He brings both Anna and Charles to life. I've already starting listening to the next installment. Review first time through: I'm loving Charles and Anna a little more with each book. View all 4 comments. Sep 23, Rachel Reads Ravenously rated it liked it Shelves: We get the reputation, but it is only because the women stand behind us, and say, 'Kill it. Squish it. While they are there, hired vampire assassins begin attacking the Omega's, human and wolf. This one took me a while to get through.
I'm normally a huge Patricia Briggs fan, but for some reason this series isn't hitting it for me like the Mercy Thompson series did. What I loved: I think the development of the relationship between these two characters is the only reason I will continue to read this series. Together and separately, Anna and Charles are some of the more interesting and unique characters I've read in a long time.
But Briggs has a way of doing that. I suspect that finding an unoccupied bedroom will be easier. I am constantly wowed at the incredible job this author has done in creating this unique urban fantasy setting. Very few authors have done this for me. I want to go and visit! Hopefully without becoming prey. It was Washington State, enough said. That place is awesome! What didn't work: OMG the pacing was so off with this book!
It would go really slow, and then really fast, but then mostly slow and I had a hard time getting through this book. We get it already, when dominant werewolves are around each other shit is about to go down. Stop using 50 pages to reiterate something that happened, but you can't tell at once because all of the wolves have to pull their dicks out and measure them. So overall, I liked this book, but I didn't love it. View all 33 comments. Aug 09, Mel rated it really liked it Shelves: First I'd like to comment that the description on Goodreads is not a good description of the contents of the book you'll see what I mean after you've read it and does not match the description on the book jacket, which is a much better summary: 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. Cry Wolf was a decent read. But what I loved about the book was the romance, which pretty much centered around Anna and Charles getting to know each other and learning to trust each other, after their wolves had decided to mate.
Charles and Anna are now married as also their human sides have accepted to be mated. The deepening of their relationship is an ongoing process in the book and is beautifully worked out.
Their ability to see one another for what they truly are, is the strength in their relationship. Which is a great accomplishment by Briggs considering the fact that she absolutely does not glorify the supernatural creatures she writes about. Quite the opposite: But suddenly it seems like Anna is the key figure in everything he does, and it makes you wonder how he was able to pull off the job all by himself so very smoothly the years before.
Still, the plot was very entertaining and nicely worked out. So again, a very decent read by Patricia Briggs.
Will round it up to a full 4 stars this time. View all 19 comments. Hunting Ground continues with Charles and Anna, newly mated and working on their relationship.
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 Hunting Ground continues with Charles and Anna, newly mated and working on their relationship.
I love seeing this mystical and magical world that the author has created evolving with the introduction of new and interesting and total believable characters…the wolf packs from countries outside America and their dynamics and of course we get to see the regulars as well.
This is a fast paced, action paced story filled with some unexpected twists and revelations — I was certainly kept guessing!!!!!! View all 6 comments. 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: 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 Urban fantasy readers.
I am glad I took my time reading this. I think there are so many levels to this novel that I could miss if I breezed through. I like how simple Briggs writes. Not a lot of nonsense, extraneous prose that bogs down the story. Despite her concise narrative, she conveys so much, filling the novel with an emotional power. Her characters have a distinct feel to them from other writers.
I like that she puts their flaws out there unashamedly, and it makes you love the characters even more. I will freel I am glad I took my time reading this. I will freely admit I like the scary hero that everyone fears, but the one woman who looked into his heart and feels safe with him, and is not afraid to love him.
I think that Anna and Charles have that sort of bond that is symbiotic. It doesn't really apply to call it yin and yang, but there are elements of softness and strength coming together. Truly though, their strengths complement each other. And they aren't trying to modify each other to make a more comfortable fit for the other.
It's more a matter of growing in their knowledge of each other, and growing together. I find their relationship very fascinating and fulfilling, and that's another reason why I read this book slowly. The storyline was very good as well. A lot of intrigue here, to see who was trying to destroy the Marrok's plan for an alliance when the werewolves reveal themselves to the world.
The suspense was done cleverly, because you look at the key players, think someone looks likely, but look away to focus on someone else, and then you realize that things aren't the way they seem. I liked how she kept me guessing. The werewolf parts are fantastic as usual. Just utterly fascinating.
Another thing to appreciate from all angles as I read. And throw some faerie and King Arthur stuff in there, and I start thinking this story is tailor made for me. This is my kind of urban fantasy. Naturalistic characters with identifiable motivations, enough grit to keep my heart beating fast, a heroine whose strength comes from within, and who grows right in front of my eyes, for Anna is a phoenix who rose from the ashes.
A to-die-for hero who makes me sigh even as he makes others shudder with fear. But then you see his soft spot is his Anna. How can I resist that? Just the right dose of romance that fits into the story so well, it neither distracts or detracts from the fantasy elements. Everything my heart desires, except the book was over, and I still wanted more. I love you, Patricia Briggs. View all 56 comments. Feb 01, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 crossed What will happen with the plan to bring the existence of werewolfs out to everyone? Well , read it, you guys, it is worth it!
Recommend it to all who love shapeshifters and vampires, a bit of internal pack politics, and compelling main characters. Have fun reading! January Re-read. Buddy read with Sarah January Re-read: Buddy read with Sarah December re-read: Buddy read with Sarah This is such a romantic story.
Charles and Anna are still really new in their relationship here, so we get a lot of time with them figuring it out. And unlike a lot of romantic stories - it's not all figured out between the sheets. Sex is an important part of any relationship, and definitely one thing that they're figuring out here, but it's not the only thing - the January Re-read.
Sex is an important part of any relationship, and definitely one thing that they're figuring out here, but it's not the only thing - they talk, and they get to know each other a lot better in this novel. I appreciate all the time we spend with both of them as they become even closer. And seeing Anna grow and become even more comfortable in her skin is incredibly satisfying.
The plot moves quickly, and is just the right amount of intricate. I liked all the further information we get as a result of what Charles and Anna are up to, and involved in. It's also unexpectedly funny. Much like Charles. I love how no one expects him to have a sense of humor, and he works to keep it that way, but he's constantly kidding and joking with and for Anna. I'm loving this series re-read. Previous review: The pacing of the story is tight and moves along quickly, and we really get a chance to delve into the politics of the werewolves - around the world.
At the same time we get to know Charles and Anna even better, and watch their relationship grow, which is my favorite part. Anna still has some issues with the abuse she suffered at the hands of her old pack. I love how Patricia Briggs handles this, it's not a constant fear, but it comes through at random moments and overwhelms her.
She struggles against it, and talks herself past it frequently, but that's not always possible. It's shown beautifully at the beginning, Charles is drawing deeper and deeper into himself and his frustrations, and Anna has plans to bring him out of it by ambush. There's still that ingrained moment of hesitation about making him mad, what a much larger, more dominant wolf could do to her.
Logically she knows he would never hurt her, and she knows that in her heart too, but it's hard to overcome what years of abuse will drill into a person. Even worried about that, Anna does it anyway - because she loves Charles.
Seeing their relationship grow, and deepen, is a true joy. The comfort, and easiness between them continues to grow. That she can tease him, tickle him, and have fun with him shows just how far Anna's come. That Charles plays with her, shares private jokes, and can generally be a "lovebird" is perfect. I also really love how they're both adjusting to each other.
They talk about it at one point and Anna asks if Charles is as confused as she is, and he says that he's not, but that he's differently confused because he'd had so long to settle into himself and being alone that the transition is different for him. Charles isn't a big talker, doesn't always trust his words to be what he wants them to be, but I love that he makes a real effort for Anna when she needs it.
The mystery part of it is interesting, though I don't think it's hard to figure out who the ultimate "bad-guy" is - I can't recall if I did my first time reading it. Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son -and enforcer -of 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. Charles's 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 killer -or Charles will take the fall.
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Please try again later. Hardcover Verified Purchase. We finally meet other wolves. This book is interesting because you finally get a sense of how other wolves and packs are run. While Bran has created the ultimate hierarchy in the US we see that Europe is more factions. We also get to meet another omega!
He is new, but at least Anna doesn't feel so alone.