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Sanctioned by Chrys Kelly


The world changed with the development of superpowers, a century ago. Scotland, a perfect utopia. England, a fascist regime. America, fractured in two. Now the world is on the brink of change once more.

For five young women, recently finished being trained in how to unlock and control their powers, their rejection from official Superhero training is an opportunity to make their own way in the world.

But when making their own way reveals that the perfect utopia they live in is only perfect on the surface, and that beneath it is rot and corruption, their lives will be in danger from those they trusted to protect them.

When the heroes say you’re a villain, you can either embrace your dark side, or lead a revolution.

Note: Sanctioned contains some graphic sexual content, graphic violence, and harsh language.

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly

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Listed: Sep 19, 2016


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Superbly written superhero slice of life

By Chrysalis, author of Gift of Light

Nov 2, 2016: At the time of this review, I read the first two ‘days’ (about 24 posts). I got the impression that I was still in the initial build-up phase of this serial, so the reading experience may change once there is more content available.

At this point, I hesitate to call it a superhero serial. There is a lot of focus on character introductions, and so far the action consists mainly of dialogue, with a few exceptions (Lexie’s chapters). I haven’t encountered [more . . .]

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Character Driven Superhero Fiction

By Team Contract, member

Oct 16, 2016: Sanctioned is a superhero themed web serial that revolves around the lives of several young women in a near future Scotland. They each possess powers, some to greater degrees than others, but all failed to pass the test to become government sanctioned "superheroes" and thus must each determine their own paths towards a future unknown.

This is the basic premise of Sanctioned and serves as the platform for the main characters. It’s hard to describe Sanctioned in terms of its plot, [more . . .]

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Great Character Driven Story

By Scott Scherr, author of Don't Feed The Dark

Oct 16, 2016: Sanctioned begins with five young women celebrating the completion of a grueling year of testing mandated by the Scottish National Defense Agency (SNDA) who identify, develop and eventually control young men and women with latent ‘powers’. Essentially deemed ‘rejected’ for sanctioning as superheroes, these women are all about to head their separate ways until discovering on the News that a famous superhero, Glorious, has been killed. After a series of circumstances that don’t add up, these young women decide to launch their own investigation into the mystery behind Glorious’ death, [more . . .]

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