Charles father, Bran, the Marrok of the US werewolf packs has decided to send Charles to Seattle to talk to the European packs about how he will soon reveal the existence of werewolves to the world. Whether the European packs like it or not they have no control over Bran so they’re having to deal with it. It’s Charles’ job to try to work out compromises, possible loans and maybe even immigration issues with the packs from across the sea. The talks are being mediated by a local fae, Dana.
When Charles is in talks Anna is off shopping with the Seattle packs second, Tom, and his wife, Moira. While out and about they are attacked by vampires. So begins a series of events that will test Anna and Charles relationship as well as their strength.
Yet again Patricia Briggs has brought us an incredible story. This book was no less wonderful, in my opinion, than Cry Wolf. New players were brought in but never did it take away from Charles and Anna – and the book is ultimately about them.
Anna in this book is put to several tests. She’s facing beings she only just learned even existed, she’s meeting another Omega and learning to deal with Alpha’s in an original way. She’s learning not to be so afraid – of life and of love. She’s got this amazing inner strength. She just thinks she’s a coward, but when truly put to the test she always comes out on this side of powerful.
Charles is once again one of my favorite characters. He’s so patient with Anna even though he wants to attack. He loves her so darned much and it shows in so many different ways. He’s never been a talker, but when Anna starts to discuss matters in their relationship he always opens up to her. I just love him! lol
If you liked A & O and Cry Wolf I think you’ll like Hunting Ground as well. Good addition to the series.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5