Being a Protector isn't easy.
It was great to take part in the mission that has created a lot of turmoil for Merrick. You get to experience his thoughts and the actions he takes. It gives more insight to the challenges that have to be taken by a protector. So glad so many questions are answered by taking this journey.
Great to have more insight into Merrick and how he feels and thinks.
I'm not sure how I could love Merrick even more than I did, but this definitely cemented it for me. There is no easy path for him and I am so glad for this peek into what he has been through. All the pieces fall so perfectly into place when you know what didn't fit into the main storyline. It's so nice to have the details fleshed out and understand the full complexity in the background.
I loved this book! It allows us to see the where the choice Merrick made in “The Parting” came from! It also explains a bit more about who Merrick is and the type of missions he takes on as a protector. So many twists and turns, a great read.
Katie is so good at digging deeper into her characters’ personalities, problems and triumphs and then sharing extra insights with us via short stories. Merrick’s short story/novella is rich with scenes showing us challenges Merrick faces after the end of the War of the Networks. We learn about a mission that separated Merrick from Bianca. Merrick learns more about love, loyalties and factions lusting for power. “Merrick” is a good enhancement to The Network Saga series and a lead in to “Rise of the Demigods”. There’s so much more to come. Accept the mission and read all of the Network books and short stories!