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Citadel by Unillustrated

Training in Necessity 

Isaac Strong, Kelly Protean, Hector Hive and Jason Grim have all led very different lives. However, they each have two things in common, super powers and their recent admittance to the Citadel program. As members of the Citadel’s newest class of recruits, they will be taught to utilize their powers, and their bodies, to their utter limits. The Citadel’s mission is simple. Halt the world’s slow slide into ruin. They each have a part to play, but will it be enough?

Note: Citadel is unfinished, with no recent updates.  It contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


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Very Promising Start to a Super-powered Story

By Stellan72, member

Jan 17, 2015: Well-developed, fascinating characters. Fresh takes on powers. A world devastated and materially changed by the emergence of superpowers, and yet still recognizable. A setting that is fleshed out by bits of exposition mixed evenly throughout the dialog and action. Interesting ethical issues and challenges that are acknowledged and wrestled with a bit by the characters in the setting. An absolute and total lack of trans-dimensional mindwarpers who induce rabid fanboyism in those who read the web-fiction that bears great similarity to the aforementioned setting/place. None whatsoever! Why [more . . .]

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Fun, Grisly, Awesome, Dark

By Tintinnabulation, member

Dec 16, 2014: This story does interesting things, with strong world-building, interesting powers, fun and novel characters, and just the right amount of darkness. If I have any criticism, it’s that some elements seem a little bit derived, though that’s nearly inescapable in the genre, and that some elements seem a little contrived, though I couldn’t put my finger on it precisely. It’s not incredible, not yet, but it’s pretty good, updates really quickly, and doesn’t require the bump of terrible early pages some web serials have to surmount. The author has a [more . . .]

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Superpowered soldiers in a world that needs them

By Farmerbob1, author of Set In Stone

Nov 26, 2014: At first, it isn’t clear what the author is aiming for, and this early in the series, I might still be mistaken, but it appears as if the author is building a combination of military fiction and superpower fiction.

Most superpower fiction strays away from military tenets, Supers are generally a bit chaotic, and do their own thing, whether heroes or villains, they learn as they go. There’s nothing wrong with that – in fiction.

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