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Hunting Ground

An Alpha and Omega Novel

Alpha & Omega Band 2

#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs invites readers to follow her into the seductive realm of the Alpha and Omega series…

Anne Latham didn't know how complicated life could be until she became a werewolf and was mated to Charles Cornick, the son-and enforcer-of 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...
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"Magnificent!...There are scenes in Hunting Ground that will melt your heart and make you pant and drool. If you're looking for a fantasy/paranormal series that will knock your socks off with nonstop action, character development, and romance, then the Alpha and Omega series is it...Patricia Briggs is pure bliss!"-The Romance Readers Connection

"A complex, supernatural mystery...good fun."-Locus

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"A terrific saga."-Midwest Book Review

"Briggs has created such a detailed and well thought out world that I am helpless to resist."-Fiction Vixen

"[Briggs] spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters and magic and, my, does she do it well...If you like action, violence, romance and, of course, werewolves, then I urge you to pick up this series."-USATODAY.com

"Interesting, fast-paced urban fantasy...[An] imaginative writer who always leaves fans anxiously waiting for the next tale."-Monsters and Critics

"Patricia Briggs is amazing...Her Alpha and Omega novels are fantastic."-Fresh Fiction
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Patricia Briggs, Jahrgang 1965, wuchs in Montana auf und interessiert sich seit ihrer Kindheit für Phantastisches. So studierte sie neben Geschichte auch Deutsch, denn ihre grosse Liebe gilt Burgen und Märchen. Patricia Briggs hat erfolgreiche und preisgekrönte Fantasy-Romane und die Mystery-Saga um Mercy Thompson im Portfolio.
Patricia Briggs graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German. She worked for a while as a substitute teacher but now writes full time. Patricia Briggs lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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  • She observed him from her chosen cover, as she'd done twice before. The first two times he'd been chopping wood, but today, after a heavy snowfall appropriate for the third week of December, he was shoveling the sidewalk. Today was the day she'd take him.
    Heart in her mouth, she watched as he cleared the snow with carefully controlled violence. Every movement was exactly the same as the one before. Each slide of the shovel was strictly parallel to previous marks. And in his fierce control, she saw his rage, tamped and contained by will alone-like a pipe bomb.

    Flattening herself and breathing lightly so he wouldn't see her, she considered how she would do it. From behind, she thought, as fast as possible, to give him no time to react. One quick movement and it would all be over-if she didn't lose her courage, as she had the first two times.

    Something told her that it had to be today, that she wouldn't get a fourth opportunity. He was wary and disciplined-and if he weren't so angry, surely his senses, werewolf sharp, would have discovered her hiding place in the snow beneath the fir trees lining his front yard.

    She shook with the stress of what she planned. Ambush. Weak and cowardly, but it was the only way she could take him. And it needed to be done, because it was only a matter of time before he lost the control that kept him shoveling to a steady beat while the wolf raged inside him. And when his control failed, people would die.

    Dangerous. He could be so fast. If she screwed this up, he could kill her. She had to trust that her own werewolf reflexes were up to this. It needed to be done. Resolution gave her strength. It would be today.

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    Charles heard the SUV, but he didn't look up.

    He'd turned off his cell and continued to ignore the cool voice of his father in his head until it went away. There was no one who lived near him on the snow-packed mountain road-so the SUV was just the next step in his father's determination to make him toe the line.

    "Hey, Chief."

    It was a new wolf, Robert, sent here to the Aspen Creek Pack by his own Alpha because of his lack of control. Sometimes the Marrok could help; other times he just had to clean up the mess. If Robert couldn't learn discipline, it would probably be Charles's job to dispose of him. If Robert didn't learn manners, the disposal job wouldn't bother Charles as much as it should.

    That Bran had sent Robert to deliver his message told Charles just how furious his da was.

    "Chief!" The man didn't even bother getting out of the car. There weren't many people Charles extended the privilege of calling him anything but his given name, and this pup wasn't one of them.

    Charles stopped shoveling and looked at the other wolf, let him see just what he was messing with. The man lost his grin, paled, and dropped his eyes instantly, his heart making the big blood vessel in his neck throb with sudden fear.

    Charles felt petty. And he resented it, resented his pettiness and the roiling anger that caused it. Inside him Brother Wolf smelled Robert's weakness and liked it. The stress of defying the Marrok, his Alpha, had left Brother Wolf wanting blood. Robert's would do.

    "I . . . ah."

    Charles didn't say anything. Let the fool work for it. He lowered his eyelids and watched the man squirm some more. The scent of his fear pleased Brother Wolf-and made Charles feel a little sick at the same time. Usually, he and Brother Wolf were in better harmony-or maybe the real problem was that he wanted to kill someone, too.

    "The Marrok wants to see you."

    Charles waited a full minute, knowing how long that time would seem to his father's message boy. "That's it?"

    "Yes, sir."

    That "sir" was a far cry from "Hey, Chief."

    "Tell him I'll come after my walk is cleared." And he went back to work.

    After a few scrapes of his shovel, he heard the SUV turn around in the narrow road. The vehicle spun out, then grabbed traction and headed back to the Marrok's,
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 320
Altersempfehlung ab 18
Erscheinungsdatum 01.09.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-441-01738-6
Verlag Penguin US
Maße (L/B/H) 16.9/10.7/2.5 cm
Gewicht 155 g
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„Charles und Anna ”
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 29.06.2011
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„Charles und Anna ” "Hunting ground" ist der 2. Teil (eigentlich der 3. wenn man die Novelle mitzählt) aus Patricia Briggs Alpha und Omega Serie um Charles und Anna. Der Marrok hat entschieden, das die Werwölfe an die Öffentlichkeit gehen werden. Er schickt Charles und Anna zu einem Treffen mit den anderen Werwölfen aus Eur... „Charles und Anna ” "Hunting ground" ist der 2. Teil (eigentlich der 3. wenn man die Novelle mitzählt) aus Patricia Briggs Alpha und Omega Serie um Charles und Anna. Der Marrok hat entschieden, das die Werwölfe an die Öffentlichkeit gehen werden. Er schickt Charles und Anna zu einem Treffen mit den anderen Werwölfen aus Europa um die richtige Strategie zu besprechen. Die beiden kommen sich auf der Reise näher und es wunderschön beschrieben, wie Anna langsam Ihre Ängste ablegt und sich Charles öffnet. Ich liebe diese Serie sehr und bedaure, das Mrs. Briggs erst im Februar 2012 den 3. Teil veröffentlicht. Wer sich für gute Werwolfgeschichten mit Liebe begeistert kommt an Alpha und Omega nicht vorbei. Anmerkung zum Cover: Anna würde niemals mit 2 Pistolen durch die Gegend laufen ..das passt so gar nicht !!!

um einiges besser
von dunkleNacht am 11.02.2010

Der zweite Band der Alpha und Omega Reihe hat mir um einiges besser gefallen, als der Erste. Dies könnte unter Umständen daran liegen, dass die Erzählweise in diesem Band an Fahrt gewinnt. Man sollte den ersten Band allerdings gelesen haben, um wirklich ein Verständnis für die Beziehung von Anna und Charles zu haben. Es wird zwa... Der zweite Band der Alpha und Omega Reihe hat mir um einiges besser gefallen, als der Erste. Dies könnte unter Umständen daran liegen, dass die Erzählweise in diesem Band an Fahrt gewinnt. Man sollte den ersten Band allerdings gelesen haben, um wirklich ein Verständnis für die Beziehung von Anna und Charles zu haben. Es wird zwar einiges erklärt, allerdings kann man manche Charaktereigenschaften wahrscheinlich nur verstehen, wenn man den ersten Band kennt. Die Story in diesem Band wird straff und spannend erzählt. Die Figuren gewinnen an tiefe und Patricia Briggs Bücher werden für Leser, die schon einmal englische Bücher in Händen hielten auch auf Englisch zu bewältigen sein. Mein Fazit: An alle Patricia Briggs Fans: kaufen!