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Silverglade by The Silverglade Team

 

The governments of the world are keeping an uncomfortable secret, one that has had repercussions throughout the entirety of human history. They are no closer to understanding the nature of this phenomenon, and for now their best option remains to keep it far from the minds of the general population.

Their secret has been dubbed ‘metahumanity’ – the existence of men and women that have gained powers that, to the average person, are nothing more than fiction. And with the growing understanding of metahumans, all manner of discoveries have been made: the parallel worlds of Earth, supernatural spirits that hide on the edge of perception, and technologies spawned from the exceptional powers gifted on these lucky few.

Of course, such power and understanding is not without its risks – the world can be a dangerous place for a young and inexperienced metahuman. Fortunately, facilities exist for their education and training, in preparation for the greatness that awaits many of them.

The year is 2022, and one such establishment, Silverglade College, has just had its latest intake of students.

This is their story.

Note: Silverglade is unfinished, and will likely remain so.  It contains pervasive harsh language; also, some graphic violence.


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Listed: Apr 26, 2010

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Editor’s First Impression

By Linda Schoales, editor

Apr 26, 2010: The beginning is well-written. A boy who has unusual abilities with stone arrives at a school for others that don’t fit in anywhere else.

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By Amber, member

Jun 13, 2010: I stumbled across Silverglade and for at the description my mouth dropped – it sounded like one of the stories I had written. But I have to say this for the collaborators, their description does not do them justice! What you get when you start reading is something much more detailed and high school than you expect, and this can be both good and bad. The story comes at you from a million different perspectives that answer and bring up new questions, Silverglade is a neverending whirlwind kind of story [more . . .]

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Please sirs, could I have some more?

By Xirena, member

Jul 2, 2010: I found Silverglade while searching through the categorized listings and thought; eh, why not. When I got to reading it I was hooked! It is another story of the kids who are different being in a special school, but then again it is not "just another special school story". I don’t agree with the authors’ description about Harry Potter meets Heroes though, it is it’s own story. Honestly I think they just wanted some kind of frame of reference for folks who might not generally read this genre. [more . . .]

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Harry Potter Meets Heroes?

By G.S. Williams, author of No Man An Island

May 11, 2010: Silverglade is a British school for metahumans. Think "Harry Potter" meets "The Uncanny X-Men." The student body consists of people with telekinesis, telepathy, wings, sonic powers, air, earth and fire, (presumably) water, a werewolf, a vampire and anything else the writers want to throw in later, I’m sure.

Silverglade is written by a collaborative team of young Englishmen all around the age of nineteen. The website has a Wiki for characters and setting, and a forum for readers. They’ve clearly put [more . . .]

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