Novel The Rising Of The Anomaly
Following planetary devastatation in the aftermath of WWIII, humanity is driven to the brink of extinction as the world is turned into a nuclear wasteland. In order to prevent humanity from being wiped out by the radiation, a large enclosed dome called the Sanctuary was built during WWIII, saving about sixty million people, a small fraction of the world's population.
Overtime, the radiation results in the proliferation of animals that survived and evolved into powerful, vicious creatures known as Mutants. Even as the radiation levels around the world began to drop, humanity was unable to leave the safety of the Sanctuary thanks to the presence of these Mutants, along with the outlawing of creation of weapons of mass destruction. Humanity had no way to fight these Mutants, until…
A few decades after the surviving members of humanity settled into life in the Sanctuary, the radiation all across the globe results in an evolution that is observed in all newly born humans. Specifically, they are born with a special energy inside them known as X-Factor Energy, or XFE for short, and by undergoing a certain operation called the Awakening Procedure, some of them could potentially harness and manifest this energy into weapon-like forms, giving humanity a way to defend themselves against the rapidly multiplying Mutants.
This new generation were called Paragons. However, only about five percent of Paragons could successfully manifest their XFE, they were known as Prodigies. Paragons that were not Prodigies were sometimes derogatorily referred to as Duds.
However, of the ninety-five percent of Paragons that fail to become Prodigies, there was a one in a ten million chance of them developing an ability different to those of the Prodigies. The rare few who achieve this are known as Anomalies.
Paragons who want to use their powers to take on Missions to hunt and kill Mutants must first become X-Warriors, professional hunters tasked with eliminating the Mutants. The standards for becoming an X-Warrior are strict, as a result, the majority of these X-Warriors were Prodigies, with hardly any regular Paragons being able to make the cut.
Kilzachs is a Paragon who, following a series of unfortunate incidents before getting disowned by his father for not turning out to be a Prodigy, finds himself hitting rock bottom through no fault of his own. Furious and outraged, he finds a glimmer of hope when he realizes that he is an Anomaly, and decides to keep it a secret. Armed with the ability to manipulate time and space, he sets out to prove all those who put him down wrong, by becoming an X-Warrior while maintaining that he's just a Dud with no abilities. Along the way, he does not hesitate to grab any opportunities for revenge…