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Domina City by Discar

Superpowers and biotech. 

Domina City. “The City of the Lady.” Built on a trash island in the West Atlantic by the labor of white-collar criminals, paid for by the United States and the Vatican, Domina was meant to be a beacon of hope and prosperity. A test, proving that criminals could be put to a better use than clogging up prisons.

Thirty years after building started, Domina is a blight on the face of the world, soaked in the blood of millions. Death is a fact of daily life. Gangs rule by no other than law their own strength, and entire cultures have arisen built on legends. Angels, demons, vampires and more fight each other for money and control. The fey release their monsters on the streets for no reason other than their own amusement, and bystanders are always caught in the crossfire. Every living soul in the city is a killer.

But even so, life goes on. People go to work, fall in love, raise families. The city grinds away, and the people survive.

Into this maelstrom of chaos comes Adam Anders, a young man trying to go to college with his friend. He has no idea what he has just stepped into. But then, Domina is in for a few surprises as well . . . 

Note: Domina City contains some graphic violence and harsh language.

A serialized novel, updating weekly

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By Taulsn, author of Reaper

Apr 15, 2016: I’ve been reading Domina City for a surprising amount of time now. Every update is of consistent quality, and generally on time, that’s a big plus in it’s favor. Like G.S. Williams said in 2012 it’s a RPG world, and that hasn’t changed. Lots more powers have been added, and there was supposedly a massive upheaval politically. The problem is I didn’t see that have much of an effect in the story, and that’s the problem. Despite how much has happened in the story, with the exception of maybe two [more . . .]

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Welcome to an RPG city

By G.S. Williams, author of The Surprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin

Apr 25, 2012: "Domina City" is a manmade floating city with bizarre inhabitants. The citizens use biotech to have "buffs" that make them look like angels, demons and vampires, among other things. They can earn money by taking tasks from a computerized job board. The main character and his room-mate use it to get a job catching a rat, which is a common task.

So basically it’s a lot like reading a video game. When a character earns enough money they can buy health [more . . .]

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