As we continue the celebration of the Commonwealth, we're talking about shapeshifters, today.
Actually, they're called the Hoveni -- that's the plural form.
A single one is a Hoven.
If it's an adjective, as in the language or an artifact, it's Hovenu.
But that's not all you need to know about the Hoveni.
They've been living in hiding for centuries. Ever since colonists from First Civ -- or, as they called themselves, the Central Allied Worlds -- landed on the planet Gemar. The Hoveni welcomed them, helped them settle, lived in peace.
Unfortunately, the Set'ri decided the Hoveni were less than Human, therefore they had to be exterminated. All that genetic prejudice the Set'ri have been carrying around for centuries ... it makes them think they know better than Fi'in what belongs in the Human genome and what has to be eradicated.
But like one of my heroes in a Downfall story remarked, if Fi'in didn't want that genetic material in there in the first place, he wouldn't have put it there. And it must be Fi'in's plan, and Fi'in must consider the Hoveni Humans, because they can interbreed with Humans.
Centuries later, after living in hiding, fighting genocide, the Hoveni are trying to find each other -- using an action/adventure entertainment series, Hoven Quest.
The book about how the series was made, and the problems the Hovenie got into as a result, Hoven Quest, was an EPIC Award finalist.
The book of the "episodes" of the series, The Meruk Episodes, was an EPIC Award WINNER!
Have you read Meruk's adventures?
Which one is your favorite?
There are 10 stories altogether, and I'm working on the next volume, 11-15.
What would you like to see happen next in Meruk's quest to find Hoveni and unite them to live in safety?
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