5!Bat Review: Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs

March 10, 2015 Review 0

5!Bat Review: Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia BriggsDead Heat by Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha & Omega #4
Published by Penguin on March 3rd 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic, Urban Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
Sexual Content: Sex scenes.
Reviewed by: Julia
5 Stars

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way...

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.

In DEAD HEAT, Patricia Briggs' takes us back into her world of werewolves and shapeshifters, fae and elementals, humans and the mortal dangers that come when cultures collide.  And while the magic and violence was well written and fascinating, it was the relationships that stole the show.

Charles and Anna have long been my favorite window this world, an honor Mercy Thompson did not give up lightly.  Through Anna's marriage the reader learns more about the impact a werewolf's longevity, exploring the changes Charles as lived through in hundreds of years.  DEAD HEAT reveals post his past relationships and his passions, with as much time devoted to horse culture as was given to mystical foes.

At the close of FAIR GAME, Briggs fundamentally changed the power balance of her world, shattering the treaty between fae and human.  And while DEAD HEAT explores more of the relationships and past of Charles and Anna, the consequences of the fae human conflict are still central to the story.  As per usual, Briggs offers the complete package, a book with interesting world building, lovely characters, and stakes that could not be higher.  DEAD HEAT is a great addition to the series.

Series Titles:

0.5  Alpha and Omega (On the Prowl)

  1. Cry Wolf - 4/5
  2. Hunting Ground
  3. Fair Game - 4/5
More Reviews: Similar Titles:
  • For the series that first introduced us to Patricia Brigg's werewolves and shifters, try the Mercy Thompson series.
  • For another supernatural couple that rights wrongs and battles monsters, check out Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series.
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