Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf

Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf

by Patricia Briggs
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Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

A companion novella to Cry Wolf—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels.
Reluctant werewolf Anna Latham finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack—and inspires a power in Anna she’s never felt before...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440644627
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/20/2008
Series: Alpha and Omega Series
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 86
Sales rank: 10,397
File size: 240 KB

About the Author

Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and the Alpha and Omega novels.

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Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 574 reviews.
Boomer572 More than 1 year ago
First off, let me say this is not a novel so stop complaining about its length. It is, as advertised, a short story. The story may only be 78 pages but it is totally worth the three bucks. Briggs actually wrote this story before begining the Alpha and Omega series. It prequels the series and tells how Anna and Charles (the main characters) met. Anna, who is an Omega wolf is lving in the Chicago pack and being physically, sexually and mentally abused. One day she see's a boy's picture in the paper telling about his disappearance. She recognizes the boy because a member of her pack took him. So, Anna calls The Marrok (leader/commander of of the wolves)and he sends over his second in command/executioner Charles. Charles is also The Marrok's youngest son. Anyway, when he first meets her, his wolf immediately recgonzies her as his mate. Briggs writes this part very well. Charles's wolf knows Anna is his mate but Charles's human part, though very attracted to Anna, has a little 'catching up' to do. Charles and Anna investigate the missing boy, try to find out what happen, etc. Meanwhile, Charles investigates what is up with the Chicago pack because something is very wrong. The pack leader didn't file reports when some of his wolves died or went missing, etc. The story mainly focuses on Anna and Charles' romance/mating. But, the missing boy and other stuff make the story all more suspenseful and exciting. I know, I know, that's alot of stuff to be happening in such a short story but believe me; Patricia Briggs does an amazing job. The story was wonderfully written, the characters were fascinating and insightful. Great story I highly recommend it. Try reading the prequel then the series. The first book of the series, Cry Wolf, picks up exactly where the short story left off. So that was pretty cool. But if you have read the other books first, that's cool too. I did, well because, I didn't find out about the prequel to after...Great story! Enjoy! :))
book_crazy17 More than 1 year ago
This is a great Story!!!! But what i did not know is that i have already read this story!!! It is in a book of short stories by various authors.. On the Prowl is the name of the book it is already in so if you have read that book, dont buy this one because it is just the same story!!!
fantasy-buff More than 1 year ago
This short story is worth every penny you'll spend on it. It is the start to a series by the same name and is fantastic. It inertwines with the author's other series, Mercy Thompson, enough to give you a sense of famliarity with what's going on. This is a very good read and if you like werewolves and verious other fantisical creatures, you should read it as soon as possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the official start of the Alpha and Omega series so make sure to read this before starting Cry Wolf. Very good start to a very good book and series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best series I have read in a long time. Have read the Novella and the two books after it three times and enjoyed them immensely each time. So happy the third book is coming out while I am on vacation so I won,t have to read in pieces.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellence. Patricia Briggs is a genius whose works leave me relentlessly needing more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buying next book now
christalvp More than 1 year ago
This was great, especially considering that it is a short story. I have read the all of the Mercy Thompson books, so know a bit about Charles and Anna, but I am just starting their series. It was great to learn how they met and to get much better acquainted with them. I thought they were both wonderful characters, and I enjoyed the storyline. I'm looking forward to seeing where the next books take them. Anna Latham was turned into a Werewolf against her will. She has been treated very poorly by her pack, and she is made to feel like a submissive and worthless wolf. When she reads an alarming news article that she knows connects to her pack, she contacts Bran "The Marrok" Cornick, the leader of the North American werewolves. Bran sends his son, Charles, to investigate the goings on in Anna's Chicago pack. When Charles meets Anna, he is immediately drawn to her, and knows his wolf has selected her as his mate. Charles recognizes Anna as a rare Omega wolf, not a submissive. He is appalled and angered at how she has been treated by her pack, and they begin to get to know and care for one another as they try to unravel the secrets and misdeeds of the pack. I loved this one! Charles and Anna are both great, and I really enjoyed the way this story picked up right as Moon Called ended. I loved the interaction between Charles and Anna, and I appreciated the way that Bran was so accepting of Charles' quick attachment to her. As a fan of the Mercy Thompson Series, I have been looking forward to reading the Alpha & Omega books, and after this short story, I am even more thrilled to read them.
DreamDancer69 More than 1 year ago
I'm new to Patricia Briggs and was looking into getting the first book of the series then saw everyone talking about this "short story" and thought that would be nice to see if I like her first, lets just say I loved it! and will def be buying the others in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought and downloaded this book to my nook. I was all set to read the novella when I opened it up on the nook to find out that it was really "Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe" by Charles Seife. Oh my! Ready to read about werewolves and to have a cosmology book thrust upon me, how rude! Had to call and get a form submitted for review of the content, try to get a refund, and who knows when the correct book will be back for download in the future. Hope others don't get caught in this trap!
Readsromance More than 1 year ago
This is basically the first couple of chapters in Cry Wolf. You will be paying twice for the same chapters. I like the story in Cry Wolf --not too happy to realize I am re-reading the same chapters I just paid $2.99 for.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Patricia Briggs brings her characters to life. The story is set with the idea that all our storybook creatures are well and alive living side by side with you
Anonymous 9 months ago
Sha has not written anything I have not liked. I have all her books and this one has joined the ranks also. One of the few authors I watch closely for the next book!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I love Mercy books, but this series is so good. While Mercy's books are 1st person, these are 3rd person. I love the growth in the relationship Charles & Anna
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patricia briggs books are very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Patricia Briggs !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great seque into Charles and Annas new life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample is only 6 pages long and ends on the table of contents. Im hesitant to buy in case it is a reprint of Cry Wolf since the discriptions are the same. It would have been nice to have even 1 page of actual story just to get a taste or feel for what I was considering to buy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fine story with strong protagonists. Excellent plotting shades the tale.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Alpha & Omega is the prequel to Cry Wolf of the Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs. It was originally written as a short story in On the Prowl along with three other short stories. This story showed how how Charles and Anna met. We get the gist of it in Cry Wolf, but this short story goes into more detail. Poor Anna. She was turned against her will, and she's been put through hell by the werewolves of her pack for three years, so she's scared and not quick to trust Charles when he shows up. I like how you can already see her strength and confidence starting to poke back through though. This girl is made of some tough stuff. And Charles? It seems he was pretty intense from the beginning. He has to be. He's his father's enforcer. The bond between the two characters is pretty instantaneous. There's something different about Anna, and Charles has helped her learn more about herself and werewolves in the short time they've known each other than she learned from the last three years of being a wolf in her current pack. I'm glad I picked this up. I read Cry Wolf and Hunting Ground years ago, before I was reviewing books. I forgot how much I enjoyed these characters until I finished Alpha & Omega. Now, I'm jonesing to re-read those books and the rest of the series. When I read them this time, I'll review them all as I go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book so far and i cant wait to get the full version of it and i recomend this book for all teens who are into a thrilling good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Toooo goooodddd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it and loved the way it lead right into cry wolf
Tangen More than 1 year ago
bookshelves: werewolves, mercyverse, reread This is the background on Charles and his Anna in a miniseries devoted just to them. Excellent writing and characterization unusual in such a short piece. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story I will read the rest of the series .