Saturday 28 June 2008
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 and being treated badly 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 Charles, son of the Marrok Bran, has recognised her as a pack member and as his mate.

Set in Mercy Thompson’s world—but with rules of its own Briggs begins an extraordinary new series about Anna and Charles the Alpha & Omega. Cry Wolf is the first full length story about the pair. The start sees them arriving back in Montana and not getting much time to settle in before they are off tracking down a rogue and the end sees them fighting magic that has never been seen before.

This isn't Anna & Charles first adventure together. They were introduced last year in a short story Briggs contributed to 'On the Prowl'. Fans who have already read anything from the 'Mercy Thompson' series will know enough about some of the characters in this series to get by. Any readers of 'On the Prowl' will know exactly what is happening in 'Cry Wolf' but anyone who hasn't yet read this novella should pick it up before attempting to read 'Cry Wolf' to know exactly what is going on.

Usually a fast reader this book took me longer to get through than normal. With alot of detail, explanations and information this is a book that needs alot of attention. Having read all of the 'Mercy Thompson' books and 'On the Prowl' I still had some problems remembering certain details that I felt I should have known. I felt slightly lost at times and wished the author had done some more recapping or a nice prologue to refresh my memory.

Any fans of this world that Briggs has developed will be happy to see characters such as Samuel making an appearance and finding out alot more about Bran. Bran by the way is my favourite character...of course he is Welsh like me...I only wish he would speak a few Welsh words sometime...Even Mercy Thompson gets a mention although she doesn't make an appearance herself.

This series is much deeper and darker than the 'Mercy Thompson' books and although there was some action this book had a different pace and style. Although this was a great read I know the next one will be better. This was the start of something good but I don't feel I really got to know the main characters well enough yet. Right now I like the 'Mercy Thompson' books more than this new series but know I will grow to love Anna & Charles too.

In conclusion, If you like any of the previous 'Mercy Thompson' books or have read the short story in 'On the Prowl' then mark the 29th of July (the release date of 'Cry Wolf') into your calenders or add it to your wishlist because it is a must read. If you haven't read the books mentioned yet then go do that and you will then be reaching for Anna & Charles and their adventures.

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posted by Unknown at Saturday, June 28, 2008 |


At 28 June 2008 at 12:50, Blogger shaunesay

Very nice! I enjoyed the Anna and Charles story in On the Prowl, so I'll be looking forward to this one!


At 3 July 2008 at 13:05, Blogger Unknown

I am really looking forward to the next Mercy Thompson to see how things carry on with her. The little snippets you hear about her in this book is a tease!


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