I write because it makes me smile. I read because it makes me think.

It’s not too late!

Pella and Dorn, children of the same mother but different fathers, each on a dangerous path, neither aware how much their lives will change in the days ahead. Inept henchmen have failed time and again to detain Pella and deliver her to those who wish to use her for revenge or to further their own ends. All Pella wants is to reconnect with her mother, unaware her mother’s life has changed in ways she could never imagine.


At the conclusion of Thunder Prime: Fog Island, Pella Soames is twelve, an orphan, it would seem, the victim of circumstances beyond her control. But she has no intention of remaining a victim.

Now an adult with a transport business of her own, Pella uses all the resources available to find out if her mother is alive and captive of the Chandorian Brutus Tauk. But getting on Chandor isn’t all that easy. Getting information is even harder. And she must take on work to support her quest. She and her crew of four move people and cargo across the known universe, a lucrative business that gets in the way of Pella’s goal, to find her mother…

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Access to all episodes of Hunter’s Light, Pella’s Quest. When the book is complete, you will receive a signed print copy. Episodes will post weekly on Friday.


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Some of the players

Pella Soames, Captain of the Polaris

The Polaris crew
• Gouyen Walker, First Pilot
• Aoife (pronounced Eva) Blake, Navigator and meditech
• Magda Ivonovich, Engineer and weapons tech

Goodwin Harp, the mysterious leader of New Way
Bahn Graeland, Harp’s aide

Trish Soames, Pella’s mother, bondmate to Brutus Tauk

Dorn, human kinder of Trish and Tauk

Trish’s other kinder:
• Wil’Fane
• J’Ag
• Andrea
• Me’Anna
• Feiree

Bart Casey, the son of Jake Casey and a thorn in Pella’s heart

Brutus Tauk, a Chandorian overload, the man Pella is sure holds her mother captive

Fitz, a mysterious Brolotagan

Otto, a huqzzl ordered to guard Dorn

Ardis Durec, AWORI chieftan and captain of Raptor

Ellianna, a fem kinder of the house of Beric’Tor Chandor Warren

Ja’lu and Gol’du, brothers with unusual characteristics

Kobi Arbruster, a Malchorian Galactic Security section commander who is also a follower of The Way.

Ariane Jaleese, Abra of the Society of Way Keepers, and Bartholomew Casey’s grandmother.

Ezra Casey, Ariane’s bondmate and Bart’s grandfather.

To find out more about these characters and their roles in the story, subscribe to Hunter’s Light, Pella’s Quest today and receive a free PDF copy of my chap book of poetry, Lines, Poetry in Notion.

(NOTE: Kinder is pronounced kender and means child)

New subscribers will receive a PDF of all the content up to day of subscription, and when the book is complete, will receive a paperback copy signed by the author. That would be… tada… moi.

NOTE: This is a work in progress. Feedback is welcome. The final published book may contain revisions and will include corrections to context, grammar and spelling. Happy Reading!


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Sharon Vander Meer loves to write. In addition to writing the episodic novel “Hunter’s Light, Pella’s Quest,” she has written four other novels: Blind Curve, Finding Family, Future Imperfect and the Ballad of Bawdy McClure. She has also written a book of inspirational readings, Not Just Another Day. Her books are available at amazon.com or by contacting her directly at sharon@oneroofpublish.com.

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