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Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs

Book Title: Wild Sign

Book Description: “Mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham must discover what could make an entire community disappear — before it's too late — in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Alpha and Omega series. In the wilds of the Northern California mountains, all the inhabitants of a small town have gone missing. It's as if the people picked up and left everything they owned behind. Fearing something supernatural might be going on, the FBI taps a source they've consulted in the past: the werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham. But Charles and Anna soon find a deserted town is the least of the mysteries they face. Death sings in the forest, and when it calls, Charles and Anna must answer. Something has awakened in the heart of the California mountains, something old and dangerous — and it has met werewolves before.”

Book Author: Patricia Briggs

Book Format: Hardcover

Publisher - Orgnization: Ace Books

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Date published: March 16, 2021

Number Of Pages: 368

  • Writing - 9/10
    9/10
  • Development - 9/10
    9/10
  • Overall - 9/10
    9/10

Summary

Wild Sign is the sixth novel in Patricia Brigss’ Alpha & Omega series, and once again Charles and Anna are about to dive into a dark plot that will force them to fight for their lives.

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Wild Sign: A Tale of Vengeance and Magic

It’s time for us to sit down and talk about Wild Sign. Wild Sign is the sixth novel in Patricia BriggsAlpha & Omega series. This, in itself, spun-off from the Mercy Thompson series—a beloved werewolf and urban fantasy series.

Patricia Briggs - Wild SignIt’s hard to believe that Anna and Charles’ story has been going on for so long, and that they keep finding themselves in the center of all these messes. This time around, there is something from the deep wilds that is calling out.

Here, a town has gone missing. Since it is on property owned by the pack, that makes it a mess for Charles and Anna to clean up and investigate. Only, things are much less simple than anyone would have liked. For there is something ancient and hungry in those woods.

Writing

Unsurprisingly, Wild Sign is an intense and thrilling read. Charles and Anna always find themselves in the most dangerous situations, and this time is no different. Still, it is extremely refreshing to see a bit more of this world that Patricia Briggs has created.

Each novel provides a bit more insight. There’s always something new to learn. Here, a different sort of creature becomes the focal point, while witches and others make their appearances as well. And it all revolves around the past of two known secondary characters.

Obviously, that means that there are quite a few surprises in store. It’s always fascinating to see how these two handle all of the oddities that get thrown their way. On that note, it’s worth noting that this novel does bring up the trauma that is in Anna’s past. For that reason, this might not be the best read for everyone out there.

Wild Sign leaned heavily on musical themes, for a variety of reasons. Yet it made complete sense on every occasion and, overall, resulted in a totally unique reading experience. One that could practically be heard.

Development

Wild Sign is a fast-paced read, with something happening on nearly every page available. When not dealing with an active threat, there were things to learn, histories to dig up, and so much more. It’s the perfect novel for fans of either series, but especially for those who love Charles and Anna.

There were many threads that were further developed in this novel. Some were a long time coming (I won’t spoil them by listing them out here), but others were a bit more of a surprise. Still, it makes sense in the grand scheme of things and will give Briggs even more to write about in the future.

Speaking of, this novel does an excellent job of raising lots of questions. How the story will carry on from here. What will change, and how will this affect Mercy’s side of the world. Those are just a few of the questions that popped into my head while reading. I’m sure I will continue thinking of more, right up until the next book releases.

Conclusion

Wild Sign really was an intense read, right from the very start, and up until the very end. It’s a story that fans and characters alike deserved, and it did justice to many of the heavier tones that ran throughout this particular novel. These tones are not new to the series and have been a recurring theme in general.

Having read Wild Sign, it’s impossible not to look forward to any news about what is to follow. Presumably, we’ll be hearing from Mercy next, but who knows? Patricia Briggs may choose to surprise us.


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