A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,693 ratings

Quarter Share Publisher's Summary

What if we sent freighters instead of frigates?

In a universe run by corporations, where profit matters more than life, how can an orphan with no skills, no money, and no prospects survive?

When Ishmael Wang's mother dies in a senseless accident, he's given a choice: leave the planet on his own, or the company will remove him. To avoid deportation Ishmael finds work as a mess deck attendant on an interstellar freighter.

Find out what Ishmael must do to earn his Quarter Share.

©2013 Nathan Lowell (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Quarter Share

    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575

    In a universe run by corporations, where profit matters more than life, how can an orphan with no skills, no money, and no prospects survive? When Ishmael Wang's mother dies in a senseless accident, he's given a choice: leave the planet on his own, or the company will remove him. To avoid deportation Ishmael finds work as a mess deck attendant on an interstellar freighter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nathan vs Jeffrey

    • By Marc on 09-29-16
    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 05-10-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 605 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Half Share

    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 2
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    It's a time of change on the Lois McKendrick. Sarah Krugg joins the crew, and Ishmael Wang moves to Environmental. After getting accustomed to life aboard a solar clipper, Ishmael must learn a whole new set of skills, face his own fears and doubts, and try to balance love and loss in the depths of space. Both Ishmael and Sarah must learn to live by the mantra "trust Lois".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Already heard it Paid for it anyway It's that good

    • By Philip on 07-15-16
    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 2
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 06-14-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 494 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • Full Share

    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 3
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381

    The Lois McKendrick runs headlong into trouble when a routine in-system transit goes bad. Ishmael and the rest of the crew must scramble to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it in order to keep the ship alive. Learn more about the officers and crew of the Lois McKendrick as they struggle to keep their ship, and discover how Ishmael finds out how wrong he's been about what it means to be a spacer in this latest Trader's Tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Feel good series

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-24-16
    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 3
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 08-16-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 404 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Double Share

    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 4
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341

    In his first assignment as an officer, Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself fresh out of school, wet behind the ears, and way out of his depth. Aboard the William Tinker the senior officers are derelict and abusive, the crew demoralized and undisciplined, and change unwelcomed and dangerous. Can Ishmael use what he learned aboard the Lois McKendrick to help the crew find the ship's heart? Or will he discover that bucking the system may come at too high a price?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Creditworthy

    • By Linda Luella on 09-20-16
    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 4
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 363 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • Captain's Share

    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 5
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 340

    A good captain protects his crew. Who protects the captain? A shuffling of cabins puts Ishmael Horatio Wang in command of the worst ship in the fleet. He learns that being captain doesn't make you infallible and that life in the captain's cabin is filled with new kinds of challenges as he tries to keep the ship moving, the crew out of trouble, and turn a profit to earn his Captain's Share. In a ship where the officers outnumber the crew, can he keep everybody happy? Welcome to the SC Agamemnon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nathan Lowell !

    • By Tracy McMahon on 10-24-16
    • A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 5
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 10-11-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 365 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 6

    • Owner's Share

    • Trader's Tales from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 6
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 427

    When Diurnia Salvage and Transport undergoes a change in management, Captain Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself adrift in a sea of red ink and intrigue. He dives in only to find that he is over his head in a universe where cutthroat competition takes on an all new meaning. What tragic price will Captain Wang pay for his Owner's Share?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is going to be a classic series

    • By Craig on 11-24-16
    • Trader's Tales from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 6
    • By: Nathan Lowell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 462 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99