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Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, Book 1) by Patricia…

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, Book 1) (edition 2012)

by Patricia Briggs, Todd Herman (Illustrator)

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Title:Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, Book 1)
Authors:Patricia Briggs
Other authors:Todd Herman (Illustrator)

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Anna is battered but not broken and Charles is the perfect mate for her!! I love this side series to Mercy Thompson! So well written and the pace is wonderful!! This is a great start to what I am sure will be a favorite series!! ( )
  grapeapril75 | Oct 18, 2014 |
I’m a big fan of the Mercedes Thompson series and was intrigued by Charles and Anna’s short story in the anthology On the Prowl.

Charles and Anna are polar opposites. Anna was made a werewolf against her will, her status as an Omega and her ability as such were kept from her, she was brutalized by her pack to keep her submissive and was forced to sever all ties with her family for fear of their safety. Charles on the other hand is an Alpha and assassin for his father the Marrok, the leader of all the American werewolves.

When Charles found out about Anna, he killed the Alpha of her pack and brought her home with him. Charles and Anna’s wolves are attracted to one another and I can sort of understand why. Anna’s wolf wants someone strong to protect her from more harm and someone who will not hurt her. Charles when confronted with Anna finds he doesn’t just want to be a seemingly unfeeling murderer anymore. He sees the opportunity for more and attempts to make Anna feel safe. He does his best to protect her and to be honest even when it could cost him her affections. He even goes so far as to seek advice from Asil, a very old wolf with a grudge against him, whose former mate was also an Omega.

Anna is a mess, she’s physically very thin and emotionally scarred by her experiences with her former pack and finds herself in unfamiliar territory with a stranger she is attracted to. It is incredibly difficult for her to trust and to remain calm in the presence of dominant wolves due to her past negative experiences with them. She has low self-esteem and constantly doubts others’ especially Charles’s feelings and intentions towards her. Anna sometimes uses her wolf to give her courage and during one of these times she decides to become Charles’s mate and sleeps with him. However it turns out the bonding didn’t work as planned, her wolf bonded to Charles but her human side was still unsure which showed the next morning when she becomes nervous around Charles again. It’s only when Charles and Anna are alone in the wilderness searching for the rogue werewolf that Charles and Anna become more comfortable with one another.

Walter gives Anna a purpose to her life. He is a Vietnam veteran who hides in the wilderness after his flashbacks led to him killing a civilian. During his time there he protected a hiker from a werewolf attack and in turn became one himself. His memories haunt him night and day so when he approaches Charles and Anna, she sees he is hurting and reaches out to him with her gift of giving a sense of peace and he falls into a dreamless sleep. He in turn becomes very protective of Anna which Charles accepts without challenge because he realises it’s not sexual.

Another very interesting character is Asil. He is haunted by his mate’s death and is worried that at his age he could lose control of his wolf at any moment and persistently seeks the Marrok’s mercy by asking for his death. The Marrok refuses and has continued to refuse for the past 15 years, he doesn’t believe Asil is as close to insanity as Asil feels he is. Cry Wolf dealt with his obsession with the past and his inability to see anything beyond his own nightmares. I noticed that Sage spent the most time with him and wondered whether there would be any romance between them in future books. She seemed to be waiting for Asil to look up from his roses and notice her interest in him. Good thing she seems patient!

Even though we have Samuel in this book, the link between this Alpha & Omego series and the Mercedes Thompson series is Bran, the Marrok. My question over his loveless bond with the awful Leah was answered but I found it saddening. Due to his evil mother he compromises his own happiness to protect the wolves.

I know someone with post-traumatic stress disorder so I was impressed with the way Walter and Anna’s characters were portrayed. I’m going to be honest. I didn’t care too much about the story. I cared about the characters and the way their lives unfolded in the pages. This book for me was about character development which was portrayed extremely well by Patricia Briggs.
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  Cynical_Ames | Sep 23, 2014 |
I see this as a spin off series of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson sereis. I also think this one has a whole lot more "relationship" and "romance" issues going on. Not in a bad way by any means, just that the relationship between the two main characters seems to be a main vein that runs through the entire story. Where as the Mercy Thompson series has romance but I don't feel like its the main focus.

This series really should be read along with the other series to get the full depth of everything thats going on (Just in my opinion) though it isn't necessary to read both. But it does offer a lot of insight into the pack of werewolves that Mercy Thompson was raised in.

Lovers of werewolf fantasy will seriously enjoy this series.

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  Pabkins | Jun 24, 2014 |
A spin off of the Mercy Thompson series we see a different side of the world that Briggs has created. Frustrating at times because so many of Briggs female characters are brutalized and abused, I will be interested in seeing how the series goes. ( )
  NicolefromCarmel | May 5, 2014 |
I've debated picking up one of Patricia Briggs' books for a while, and I was not disappointed, as the book was an enjoyable read.

Briggs' has laid an excellent foundation for her paranormal setting. I think it was one of the strongest aspects of the book, on just how solid of a world she created as well as meshing into to the real world. Her interpretation of werewolves was also interesting, although some things weren't explained as much as I would have liked in this book, I think more of what I want will, be answered further on in the series. I enjoyed the story, but I did find I was missing something. I'm not sure if it's because I haven't read the Mercy Thompson books yet, or if it was something else, but I felt l was missing important plot pieces.

The characters were fairly well done, although I did find that some of their quirks, habits and inner thoughts were becoming repetitive after awhile - especially with Anna and Cornick. They're traits were sometimes overdone, especially considering it's already been established, on who they are, what drives them, what hurts them etc. On the plus side, the characters development is excellent. It's a natural development that is very fitting in the story, and I think by the time the I read further into the series, the characters will be very fleshed out, and likely some of my initial issues with them will be gone.

Overall it was a good read and I look forward to reading the rest of the series and the Mercy Thompson series.

Also found on my book review blog Jules' Book Reviews - Cry Wolf ( )
  bookwormjules | May 3, 2014 |
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This book is related to the Mercy Thompson series, but will have Charles and Anna from the previous short story "Alpha and Omega" in the anthology On the Prowl.
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Now Briggs begins an extraordinary new series set in Mercy Thompson’s world—but with rules of its own.


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, 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 one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

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After years at the bottom of the pack, Anna has learned never to trust dominant males, until Charles Cornick, the enforcer and leader of the North American werewolves, declares her his mate, revealing her destiny as an Omega wolf.

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