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Fair Game (Alpha And Omega) (edició 2012)

de Patricia Briggs

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"It is said that opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son--and enforcer--of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant Alpha. While Anna, an Omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind. Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles. Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial-killer case. They quickly realize that the last two victims were werewolves, and identify others originally thought humans as fae. Someone is targeting the preternatural. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights.."--… (més)
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Títol:Fair Game (Alpha And Omega)
Autors:Patricia Briggs
Informació:Ace Hardcover (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 304 pages
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Fair Game de Patricia Briggs

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People as old and powerful as he should never be given someone to love. For Anna he would destroy the world.

Fair Game continues the story of Anna and Charles, this time to Boston, getting themselves involved in the investigation of a supernatural-hunter serial killer who's been killing people (including Fae and werewolves) for decades.

Characterwise, decades (centuries ?) as the Marrok's hatchet man are catching up with Charles and he has some all too literal ghosts of deeds past to deal with. As old as he is, he's not entirely used to having someone to lean on, so he does a pretty good job of trying to shove Anna away. Luckily, she knows a thing or two about working through issues and isn't about to give up on him that easily.

So far as the serial killer plot goes, it feels like Briggs took a fairly standard one (is that a thing?), added in a bunch of supernatural elements, and cranked it up to eleven. There's more than a dash of the Fae about (especially in the ending) and of course the werewolves. There are enough clues that you can potentially figure out who's on which side before the characters do, but only just. It's well done.

And then... the ending. Some authors tend to fall into a trap where they keep writing the same story over and over again. They have to reset everything by the end of each book, so that they can start the next in a safe space. Let's just say... The changes to the status quo when it comes to the Fae in Frost Burned make far more sense when you read this book first. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |





'Fair Game' is the third novel-length episode of the spin-off series from the Mercedes Thompson series. This series is a comfort read for me. I'm restricting myself to one book a month so that I don't gobble them all down too quickly.

The last book, 'Hunting Ground'established Anna in a stable relationship with Charles. This book starts by looking at the burden Charles carries for being the Marrok's enforcer in a time when greater than normal discipline is needed because the werewolves have just publicly declared themselves. To ease the pressure, the Marrok gives Charles the opportunity to be a good guy for a change. He sends Anna and Charles to Boston to collaborate with the FBI in hunting a serial killer whose targets are known to have included werewolves. The Marrok puts Anna in charge and sends Charles as her escort

It was good to see Charles' vulnerable side for once and I enjoyed watching the FBI trying to figure out how someone as small and young and unthreatening as Anna having authority over the very-intimidating-to-be-with Charles.

One of the things that draw me to Patricia Briggs' books is how well she draws characters. Anna and Charles both feel real to me. She also has a highly developed magic system in her books. I realised as I read 'Fair Game' that one of the things that make the magic so convincing is that it emerges from the characters themselves. Their attributes and behaviours are fundamentally shaped by the kind of magic they use so if you believe in the characters, it's inevitable that the magic will feel real. In this episode, I was reminded of just how unpleasant the witches in this world are. I think they're the scariest of the creatures.

This is quite a dark episode. The serial killer's victims are raped, tortured and disfigured before they are killed. Patrica Briggs manages to bring the horror and the evil of that home without glorifying the killer or making us sit through protracted scenes of violence. Once again she demonstrates that humans who give way to fear and hate can be more monstrous than the vampires, werewolves or Fae.

I've come to the Alpha and Omega books after having read all the Mercedes Thompson books. As they share a timeline and I'm years behind on the Alpha and Omega books, I occasionally get to see something I knew about portrayed in a different light. In 'Fair Game' I finally get an up-close view of what led to the Fey declaring themselves to be a sovereign nation, separate to the USA and to retreat to their territories. Now I know what happened, I'm amazed they showed such restraint in their dealings with the government.

I admired the way Patricia Briggs delivered a good hunt-the-serial-killer story while expanding her world-building and continuing to develop the main characters.





The one thing I dislike about these books is the covers. The English cover the blue one) has absolutely nothing to do with the story. It makes Anna looks like a leather-fetish assassin. The American cover (the red one) isn't quite as bad. Anna looks OK but is that seriously the best that they can do when drawing a werewolf?

Anyway, despite the covers, I'll be back for the next book, 'Dead Heat" next month.
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  MikeFinnFiction | May 20, 2021 |
Just as good as the first time. I originally read this book, but this go round I picked up the audiobook and loved it. Wasn't sure on the male narrator, but WOW was he good. Brought everyone to life. I just loved the mystery and the personal struggles Anna & Charles have. ( )
  angelsgp | May 14, 2021 |
Fair Game is by far my favorite in the Alpha & Omega series. I read this back in 2012 and listened to the audiobook in 2017.

Fair Game has the perfect blend of action, character development, and romance. This novel opened up the door to other supernatural creatures. We see Anna and Charles get involved with a human FBI member and others to solve the murders happening.

Anna has changed and gown since the beginning of the series. She’s slowly developing into a strong women/werewolf as she begins to realize her worth. Charles is a favorite character, I just love reading about him and I love how narrator Holter Graham brings Charles to life. Just having both Anna and Charles POV was great. We are showing that he issn’t the monster everyone thinks he is and Anna can take charge of a situation and stand tall now that she is more comfortable in her skin.

The plot is strong and the setting is fantastic. Briggs blends action and romance splendidly. What I enjoy is how blended everything is and I also enjoy that Briggs doesn’t over do the romance scenes. She has just the right amount and makes them count.

Aug. 2017 Audio Listen: I really love Narrator Holter Graham. He does s superb job narrating the Alpha & Omega series. He is perfect for the characters and his voice is wonderful to hear. He brings the characters to life. It’s wonderful!! Just listening to this audiobook for Fair Game made me want to try out my favorite series by Briggs, the Mercy Thomson series, in audio. As for Fair Game it was amazing and it felt like the first time reading!

Fair Game is undoubtedly a strong novel in the Alpha & Omega series. I adore Briggs writing and loved Holter’s narration. I highly recommend the Alpha & Omega series as well as the Mercy Thompson series. Both are wonderful reads!!

Rated: 5 Stars

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  angelsgp | May 14, 2021 |
Well structured fun. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
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Fair Game is the 3rd book in the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs. If you want to read these books in order and have not started them yet, I would recommend starting with the short story titled Alpha and Omega in the book On the Prowl.

Charles is the enforcer and son for the leader of the North American Werewolves. It is a job that has changed dramaticlaly now that werewolves have come out to the public. Charles is becoming conflicted about enforcing new rules and expectations of werewolves everywhere. When his mate, Anna, is sent to help law enforcement find a serial killer that is now murdering werewolves he finds himself dangerously close to the edge. Anna is an Omega and can calm the wolf inside. Can Anna convince Charles to let her help when it is the man that is in trouble?

I really liked Fair Game. The deepening of the story line to this whole world has me craving the next book (don’t want to give spoilers so I really cannot say more). Anna has grown as a character and it great seeing her keep everyone in check. The story flowed very well and the ending was great! I would recommend reading this series in order, although I do think that Fair Game could be read interdependently as well.
 

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Briggs, Patriciaautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Briggs, MikeAuthor photoautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
DeFex, Annette FioreDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
del Rosario, KristinDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Dos Santos, DanielAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Enzweiler, MichaelCartographerautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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"It is said that opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son--and enforcer--of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant Alpha. While Anna, an Omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind. Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles. Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial-killer case. They quickly realize that the last two victims were werewolves, and identify others originally thought humans as fae. Someone is targeting the preternatural. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights.."--

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