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 says he lives in a fantasy world, pitting imaginary friends against each other. Nick is a part-time author who wanted to be that mystical figure, an author, from almost the very first book he read. Nick writes space operas and steampunk adventures. Step right into Nick's world to be entertained by airships, space sleds, dastardly deeds and thrilling adventures.

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), 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).

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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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