The Beginning! Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 10 Comments

The Beginning! Alpha & Omega by Patricia BriggsAlpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha and Omega #.5
Narrator: Holter Graham
Published by Penguin Audio on February 5, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 2 hours, 25 minutes
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads

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.

I wish I hadn’t waited so long to start this series. This is one of the best novellas I’ve read as it accomplishes the goal of effectively introducing the characters and provides an exciting story.

Anna Latham is a seemingly submissive wolf who has suffered abuse from her pack in Chicago. After recognizing a werewolf in the news as one from her pack, she bravely contacts The Marrok (werewolf king) who dispatches his son Charles, an Alpha who serves as his enforcer, to investigate what’s going on in the pack.

The story was exciting and Charles is absolutely intriguing as the ultimate über Alpha. Anna emerges as a much more interesting character than she was at the beginning and I’m looking forward to following the development of their relationship.

I’ve read the Mercy Thompson series through River Marked and this fills in some gaps. I liked Holter Graham’s depiction of Charles as well as the rest of his performance. I’m committed to listening to the rest of the series.


Note: Jennifer has reviewed the next books in the series. I’m just starting now that I know it’s critical to finish this one before continuing Mercy Thompson.


About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

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10 responses to “The Beginning! Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs

  1. Woot! I adore this series – possibly more than Mercy… Shh! Don’t tell her, we met first 😉 I haven’t listened though, good to know its a good audio too! I hope you enjoy the rest.

  2. Oh yes, these are winners all around! I’ve loved every single entry as well as those on the Mercy’ s series. I agree, Holter Graham is fantastic!
    Thanks Jonetta.

  3. This was the only story in Briggs’ Alpha & Omega series that I read instead of listened to, but it was what convinced me to get caught-up on these books, so it was a win either way. After checking out your review I kinda want to backtrack now cuz I just LOVE Holter Graham’s narration!