Gaia's Brood

Gaia's Brood

Nick Travers

Young Adult / Fantasy / Science Fiction

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.The day after Nina Swift’s twenty-first birthday, she sets out to retrace her famous mother’s final, fatal journey.Within days she’s wanted for murder, arson, manslaughter, and piloting an unlicensed airship. Suddenly, everyone, including the psychopathic Lieutenant Borker, wants a slice of her. Literally.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.Appreciation for Gaia’s Brood:"This is probably the most amazing indie story I’ve ever read. The descriptive words used paint the picture so vividly it’s almost as if I’m watching a movie and the words simply help narrate. Incredible!" Lyrical_love22 (Wattpad fan)“Gaia’s Brood is incredibly well crafted! Can’t stop reading it.” @Alkinea (Author of the Blue and Green Fairy Tales).
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Helium3 Box Set

Helium3 Box Set

Nick Travers

Young Adult / Fantasy / Science Fiction

Today, at the centre of our galaxy, dwell small colonies of a most extraordinary species – humans. Fourteen-year-old Mervyn Bright has courage, tenacity, and three close friends from the Space Academy: Loren, a brilliant but despised out-worlder, Tarun, heir to a once-powerful dynasty, & Aurora, niece to the embattled Patriarch. Together they make a formidable team. Helium3 Episodes 1, 2, and 3GENRE: Children’s AdventureAn Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Ages 9 - 12He is alone, lost, and with no memory of who or what he is. All he knows is his name: Steve. Fleeing through the night, pursued by half-glimpsed foes, Steve is rescued by the brave and beautiful Alex. Alex has appointed herself as the defender of a small village that finds itself under near-constant siege by the Mobs under the invincible Draugr: the Skeleton King. As Steve settles into his new home, learning the skills that will allow him to survive in this strange, hostile world, he continues to search for the answers to his own identity. At the same time, he faces other, more urgent questions: what does the Skeleton King want with them? How can they stop him from destroying the innocent villagers? What dark shadow lies across Alex’s past? And who is the grim, dark figure with the glowing white eyes?Author’s Note: This short story is for your reading pleasure. The characters in this "Minecraft Adventure Series" such as Steve, Endermen or Herobrine...etc are based on the Minecraft Game coming from Minecraft ®/TM & © 2009-2013 Mojang / Notch
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Helium3 Episode 1

Helium3 Episode 1

Nick Travers

Young Adult / Fantasy / Science Fiction

Today, at the centre of our galaxy, dwell small colonies of a most extraordinary species – humans. Fourteen-year-old Mervyn Bright has courage, tenacity, and three close friends from the Space Academy: Loren, a brilliant but despised out-worlder, Tarun, heir to a once-powerful dynasty, and Aurora, niece to the embattled Patriarch. Together they make a formidable team.Barbados, 1648. The lush and deadly Caribbean paradise, domain of rebels and freeholders, of brigands, bawds and buccaneers. CARIBBEE is the untold story of the first American revolution, as English colonists pen a Declaration of Defiance ("liberty" or "death") against Parliament and fight a full-scale war for freedom against an English fleet -- with cannon, militia, many lives lost -- over a century before 1776.The powerful story line, based on actual events, also puts the reader in the midst of the first major English slave auction in the Americas, and the first slave revolt. We see how plantation slavery was introduced into the English colonies, setting a cruel model for North America a few decades later, and we experience what it was like to be a West African ripped from a rich culture and forced to slave in the fields of the New World. We also see the unleashed greed of the early Puritans, who burned unruly slaves alive, a far different truth from that presented in sanitized history books. Finally, we witness how slavery contributed to the failure of the first American revolution, as well as to the destruction of England's hope for a vast New World empire.We also are present at the birth of the buccaneers, one-time cattle hunters who banded together to revenge a bloody Spanish attack on their home, and soon became the most feared marauders in the New World. The story is mythic in scope, with the main participants being classic American archetypes -- a retelling of the great American quest for freedom and honor. The major characters are based on real individuals, men and women who came West to the New World to seek fortune and personal dignity.Reviews“This action-crammed, historically factual novel . . . is a rousing read about the bad old marauding days, ably reserarched by Hoover”Publishers Weekly“Meticulous . . . compelling.” Kirkus Reviews“It should establish Thomas Hoover in the front rank of writers of historical fiction."—MALCOLM BOSSE author of THE WARLORDTags: Slavery, slaves, Caribbean, sugar, buccaneers, pirates, Barbados, Jamaica, Spanish Gold, Spanish Empire, Port Royal, Barbados
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A whole Lotta Beautiful... and Other Poems of Love

A whole Lotta Beautiful... and Other Poems of Love

Nick Travers

Young Adult / Fantasy / Science Fiction

I could ask you where you’ve beenMy whole lifeUntil this moment, now,But I won’t because I don’tCare – what, where,Or even how that led to thisOr what life used to hold.I could never miss the least of it.I got you for a while, and it’s always fullOf a whole lotta beautiful.At the center of our galaxy, right now, lives a most extraordinary species - Humans. Snatched from earth, generations ago, by alien slave traders, they are beginning to make their presence felt in the chaotic conflicts of the galaxy. This is the sequel to Helium3 Episode 1, second in the Helium3 trilogy. Someone has destroyed Starlight, the mining asteroid Mervyn Bright calls home. He suspects scheming Lord De Monsero, but how can he prove it? Together with his three close friends from the Space Academy, he follows a trail of clues through the gritty underbelly of the galaxy to an explosive secret. Thank you for your interest. Nick Travers
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Helium3 Episode 2

Helium3 Episode 2

Nick Travers

Young Adult / Fantasy / Science Fiction

Someone has destroyed Starlight, the mining asteroid Mervyn Bright calls home. He suspects scheming Lord De Monsero, but how can he prove it? Together with his friends from the Space Academy, he follows a trail of clues through the gritty underbelly of the galaxy to an explosive secret.At the center of our galaxy, right now, lives a most extraordinary species - Humans. Snatched from earth, generations ago, by alien slave traders, they are beginning to make their presence felt in the chaotic conflicts of the galaxy. This is the sequel to Helium3 Episode 1, second in the Helium3 trilogy. Someone has destroyed Starlight, the mining asteroid Mervyn Bright calls home. He suspects scheming Lord De Monsero, but how can he prove it? Together with his three close friends from the Space Academy, he follows a trail of clues through the gritty underbelly of the galaxy to an explosive secret. Thank you for your interest. Nick Travers
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Helium3 Episode 3

Helium3 Episode 3

Nick Travers

Young Adult / Fantasy / Science Fiction

Today, at the centre of our galaxy, dwell small colonies of a most extraordinary species – humans. Mervyn Bright and three close friends from the Space Academy must risk everything to escape Lord De Monsero, and save his family, but in doing so he must pitch human-kind into the heart of a galactic conflict neither desire – it is time for humans to show their worth.A lovely suburban couple sit down for dinner with their son. They start discussing the prospect of perhaps adding a daughter to their family, to the husband's disapproval. In the middle of their argument, their son stands up and heads for the door. What happens next will shock you.
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