Charles Cornick, with his Omega mate Anna, has been left in charge of the pack while his father, the “Marrok,” is out of the country. A panicked phone call out of the blue sends Charles and Anna on a mission where Anna’s painful past intersects with a powerful enemy. Patricia Briggs reaches out to take her readers on a wild ride guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Someone with expensive surveillance equipment has been spying on the pack. To add insult to injury, they are armed with a powerful weapon that even has the power to fell Charles himself. Unfortunately for Anna and Charles, their mission turns FUBAR from the moment they arrive on the mountain top, leaving them unable to save the old couple, one of whom is a powerful fae lord.
It’s Anna’s Omega powers that play a strong role in this story, as she first uses her powers and perseverance, along with her mating bond and Charles’ pack powers, to save an old wolf who has been fighting evil for decades. She brings a dogged persistence as she does all she can to support her husband and even saves him a few times when he gets in over his head, because he underestimated the evil that is hunting them.
I am awed with Ms. Briggs’ imagination as she weaves in witchcraft, skin walkers, body walkers, and shape shifters into her colorful cast of characters. This series featuring Charles and Anna is a deeply insightful series that gives us action adventure plus a relationship that deepens and grows with every book.
In her bestselling Alpha and Omega series, Patricia Briggs “spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters, and magic and, my, does she do it well” (USATODAY.com). Now mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other–one that lurks too close to home…
They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok’s pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm.
With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf–but can’t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills–his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker–to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn…
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