Never underestimate the power of a brokenhearted witch.
Six months ago, war gripped all of Alkarra.
Witches died, government structures fell, and all Networks were on the brink of devastation. Bianca Monroe and her father, Derek Black, brought the world back from the edge of disaster by defeating the Almorran Master, Mabel.
New problems have begun to take root.
When the High Priestess of the Northern Network, Farah, dies, her sister steps up in her place. Geralyn, a notoriously suspicious and cautious witch, calls all Northern Network delegates, Masters, and Guardians back home.
Bianca’s first love is tested with a brutal new challenge—reality. Can the bond that Merrick and Bianca forged through loss, grief, and betrayal last now that post-war life has settled in?
Or will the battle for life and love continue to wage their power?
The Parting is a standalone short story in The Network Saga. It’s best read before the first book, The Lost Magic, or any time afterward.