Gaia's Brood

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Airships, floating cities, and Steampunk adventure. Let the fabulous Nina Swift sweep you into her incredible dystopian future. Join the fabulous Nina Swift ducking and diving her way through a dystopian future via friendship, adventure, betrayal, and assassins. As Nina dives into the mystery of her mother’s past, she discovers the greatest secret of the age. More
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About Nick Travers

Nick Travers spent twenty-five years in the finance industry, working with some of the most prestigious financial service providers in the UK - helping rich people become richer. He’s seen how banks and financial institutions work from the inside. Now he writes about how ordinary people can break the cycle of bank exploitation and take control of their own finances.

“There’s no secret or magic to making money like the rich. You just need to understand the financial risks, learn how to overcome them, and use the right financial strategies.” Nick Travers.

Nick is also a part-time Sci-fi and Steampunk author - check out his Nina Swift Steampunk series and his Mervyn Bright Young Adult Space Opera series - both available on Amazon.

Nick always wanted to be that mystical figure, an author, from almost the very first book he read, but he didn't start writing seriously until his early 40's, to occupy his mind on long commutes to London. Now he spend most of his free time writing.

Nick is married, with three children - all daughters - and he lives with his family in the New Forest, on the South coast of England.

In addition to writing, Nick lists his hobbies as gardening (the variety that employs a large pair of choppers and requires him to sit around admiring the view), swimming (because it frees his mind and releases his imagination), cycling (because it's an exercise that takes him somewhere), juggling (because he can), and one day he would like to learn to play the piano (because the trombone really isn’t a solo instrument).

Nick has two websites:, where he writes about saving and investing for ordinary people. And, where he showcases his fiction books and blogs about the craft and business of writing.

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Reviews of Gaia's Brood by Nick Travers

Robin Bell reviewed on Jan. 28, 2020

This is a well written tale that carries the reader along and is hard to work out where it is going. I was thrown a few times by grammatical errors that a second round of proof reading would have sorted.
(review of free book)
Angela Guidolin reviewed on Oct. 12, 2016

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first steampunk book I’ve ever read and I’m hooked. As I agree with what the previous reviewers have written, including having to award only 4 stars for editing issues, I'm not going to bother you by repeating the same things.
I'll just add that what I've enjoyed the most is the amazing world the author has built and that I look forward to spending more time there with Nina and her gang.
(reviewed 79 days after purchase)
Kazaea reviewed on April 24, 2015

Twenty-one year old Nina Swift is in trouble.

Her ship is UNRELIABLE. Her crew is DISREPUTABLE. Her mission is NEAR IMPOSSIBLE. But her story is UNBELIEVABLE.

Oh. Did we mention she’s wanted for murder?

Nick Travers paints a wonderful vision of a dystopian future built from the cogwheel up. Gaia's Brood is filled with twists and turns that will leave the reader constantly guessing, before bringing it back for a shock ending. I definitely look forward to reading more in this series. (There will be more RIGHT?)

I had to dock a star because of a few editing issues, but all-in-all a good read.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Brian Guthrie reviewed on April 4, 2015

An amazing romp through an equally astounding, rich world crafted by an up and coming author, this tale grabs you early on, tosses you back and forth, slams you down, then does it all again! And that's just act one. If you love steampunk, airships, a strong female lead, and a rich, fully realized world, this is the novel for you. Safe for all ages, you won't be disappointed. I followed this novel on Jukepop's serial website and am eager for the next book in the series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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