Literature: Finding Gaia
WARNING: This novel contains sex, swearing, and violence.
ADVERTISEMENT: This novel contains sex, swearing, and violence.Finding Gaia is a 2012 novel by Kimberly Chapman. It's hard to put it in a single genre, but it contains definite elements of Romance and Fantasy, with some topics reminiscent of Sci-Fi.The story starts centered on Jason, a centuries-old immortal searching for another immortal who he has discovered through her (occasionally catastrophic) interactions with society. He's helped by his closest friend, Trish, for whom he acts as somewhat of a surrogate father, and Don, Trish's husband. He eventually finds her and the main story arc begins. The book explores what it's like to live on past your own time, and has some fun with the rules for how the main character's abilities work.Official websiteThe first 10% of the book can be found on Smashwords, and several reviews can be found on Goodreads.
Finding Gaia contains examples of:
- Complete Immortality: Jason and Anna. Played straight and subverted at the end of the book.
- Deadpan Snarker: Trish.
- Elemental Absorption: Anna does this to recoup after overexerting herself.
- Give Geeks a Chance: Trish and Don. Lampshaded by Trish at one point.
- Green Aesop: To be expected when the title character is a Green Thumb, but not too Anvilicious.
- Green Thumb: Anna.
- Life Drain: Jason's superpower.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Trish and Don, in that order.
- The Smart Guy: Don.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Averted. Female Green Thumbs are generally the least powerful of any superhero group, but Anna is legitimately more powerful than Jason, a fact which everyone involved is aware of.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Jason and Anna's situation is occasionally portrayed this way.