Welcome to Thursday Throwdown, where books or characters (or whatever else I come up with) meet head-to-head in the arena.
Today, since I recently finished a binge-read of Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series and am currently more than halfway through a binge-read of Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, I thought I’d match up two sexy alphas. Adam Hauptman is the alpha of the Columbia Basin (Washington) Wolf Pack, while Curran Lennart is the Beast Lord who rides herd over 1,500 or so shifters of different packs in a dystopian, magic-laced Atlanta.
Who’d win in the fighting ring? As the second or third most powerful werewolf on the planet, Adam is a formidable fighter, but in a fair fight (which is the only kind these guys would have), no way he would be able to best Curran, a werelion whose shifted form is seven feet tall. Adam could do a lot of damage, but I think Curran would ultimately prevail.
Who’d make a better mate? Well, they’re both dead-sexy, of course. In human form, neither is a particularly big guy. Adam is dark-haired, with high cheekbones that give away his Slavic heritage, but isn’t particularly tall or heavy. Curran is only about 5-10 or so, although heavily muscled, with blond hair and golden eyes (if they get really gold, get out of his way). They’re both stubborn and bossy and, well, alpha. Both have decent social skills, but I think Adam edges Curran out in the quiet moments. So I’m giving this round to Adam.
So, weigh in with your votes, and one commenter will be chosen at random to receive a $5 Amazon gift card (or equivalent from Book Depository if outside the U.S.). The wolf or the lion?