Life of a Miner - Jamie McFarlane

Life of a Miner

Artist Jamie McFarlane

  • Release Date: 2016-05-15
  • Genre: Adventure


Two young orphans, Priloe and his sister, Milenette, managed to escape a lifetime of enslavement with a lot of help from Liam Hoffen, Privateer. As grateful as Priloe might be, he can’t imagine why Hoffen would give up his family to go careening around the stars, when family is all he’s ever wanted.

A chance encounter with Silver, Liam’s mother, offers Priloe a new life on the family’s asteroid mining operation. He seizes the opportunity, not realizing that trouble is just around the corner. Before he has his feet under him, he’s dragged into a mystery at an abandoned mining claim.

Though just a kid, Priloe has a lifetime of difficult decisions behind him, but those he faces now could well separate him from the family he’s desperate to join. When another’s life hangs in the balance, he must make a choice, no matter the consequences.

Life of a Miner is a quick, enjoyable read that was originally conceived, written, and released on Jamie McFarlane’s blog at


  • A great side story

    By Roger-C
    This is a great side story involving several of secondary characters from Privateer Tales including Big Pete, his wife Silver, Priloe and his sister Milenette, the Lichtin and a new character Demetria. It takes place after Priloe and Milenette are adopted by Pete and Silver but before and with no reference to, umm, other big character-impacting events in the series (how's that for telling those "in the know" where this is without giving any spoilers?). It's a cute story as a stand alone. For anyone who has read the series it's pure fun. Same hallmarks of great writing, character development and strong plot as found in all of Jamie McFarkane's Privateer Tales books, it has more of the feel of the original Rookie Privateer than any other series book. Recommended for anyone. Strongly recommended for those who have read the series up to the point when Priloe and Milenette were introduced.