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Fair Game (Alpha and Omega) Hardcover – March 6, 2012
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“Patricia Briggs is amazing…Her Alpha and Omega novels are fantastic…Go read Fair Game!”—Fresh Fiction
"In a word, brilliant."—Night Owl Reviews
“The story line, characters, world…everything is so unbelievably well developed…I loved every page of it.”—Bitten Books
"A fantastic thriller."—Genre Go Round Reviews
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs lives in Washington state with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses.
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In this book, Anna is concerned because Charles has been having to act as the Marrok’s sword, killing werewolves who are out of line. Since coming out to the humans, Bran is not giving the wolves second chances and some of the kills are weighing heavily on Charles, and Anna seems to be the only one who sees it. She is scared of the torment Charles is inflicting on himself and he is not letting her share in his burden.
They are sent to help the FBI on a serial killer case, where three werewolves were among the most recent victims, but the killings have spanned several decades. Bran hopes that by giving Charles a chance to solve this and be a hero that his weight may be lessened.
I don’t want to give away any details and that is enough about the story to get you going. If you want to read more, buy a copy! You won’t be disappointed!! Patricia Briggs stories are gold!!
One note of caution, there are scenes depicting serious violence. They are done as descriptions rather than first person experiences which would have made this book horror.
My sincere wish is that Patricia Briggs will revisit Charles and Anna with more Alpha and Omega books in the future. Her Mercy books are quite good, but these are my favorites out of all my books (and I have plenty!)
It's not often that I leave a review, since I've been reading these books since the publication of the very 1st Mercy book, this is one of the few. These two series, both following the same timeline in differing locations, bring my imagination and education of folklore to bare. Increasing each with fun and including females characters I enjoy reading along males who, while dominant, arent overbearing.
Also, public sex is never necessary.
So here is what I like:
Here in Fair Game, Charles and Anna have matured in their relationship. They have, in many ways become more confident in each other. In this book Charles is struggling with his role in the werewolf world, as enforcer. This story picks up a few years after the last book. The werewolves are out and all the political issues that are a part of that swirl around in the plot. In many ways it was a good move to jump ahead. It gave some depth to the story that would have maybe been boring if we had to follow along as they figure things out in their relationship. In many way, Anna is the strong one here in this book. The years have given her confidence in herself and in her relationship and her role as Omega. However, throughout this whole series Anna's Omega status seems a little bit of a red herring. I like the idea but it seems to be played up as important when I get the feeling that it kind of isn't as important as Briggs keeps telling us it is. Show, don't tell. When it really counts Anna doesn't seem to use her supposedly awesome power to help herself. If is so awesome it seem it should do something when the chips are down. But all that said, Charles' struggles have made her his champion rather than the reverse. She really does have power but it is the power of a woman in love defending her man and fighting for a relationship.
Most others have gone over this story and so I won't beat it to death here. Read some other reviews to get a larger picture. However, a word of warning to those looking for a easy paranormal read: This is not it. This is a dark world Charles and Anna inhabit and they are dealing with dark powers and evil men. I had to take breaks from reading and read something lighter. And I like Bones, have read Patricia Cornwell and other dark murder mysteries. Maybe I am getting old, but the visuals here in this book were disturbing and heartbreaking. It deals with true evil. I felt a little haunted by it. So read with caution.