What's New -
Updated on August 9, 2002
Every Other Friday
I apologize again for the lack
of updates. Work projects are kicking me in the butt
(Dont you just hate it when real life keeps you
away from important things like reading fanfic?). So
Im gonna try for an every other week update
until I can get back on a more normal schedule.
I do have a handful of reviews
for some really great stories. I hope you enjoy them.
Distances by Grit Jahning
Set in an alternate reality, this story by Grit
Jahning ask the question, What if Xena and Gab met
under different circumstances? In this story, Xena
doesnt stop her warlord ways until after Draco
attacks Potadeia. Years later Gabrielle is the Amazon
Queen, while Xena has fled to the northern Amazon
tribe. They meet when the tribes send a delegation to
sign a treaty. The women are drawn to each other, but
Xenas past and the pain she caused Gabrielle
might be too much for them to overcome. To make
matters worse, the tribe faces a threat from Velasca.
A creative story idea that is told with emotional
intensity. The stylized writing is very effective,
giving the story a beautiful, almost dreamy quality.
Slight CEA, but still highly recommended.
Frederica And The
Viscountess by Barbara Davies
Novella - O/U
Frederica and the Viscountess is written in the 19th
Century style of the great Bronte sister novels. Set
in a period of high manners and strict rules of
behavior (especially regarding matters of sex), the
story revolves around the unmarried Frederica and the
scandalous Viscountess Norland. Edmund Bertram
represents Fredericas last chance at a
respectable marriage. The arrival of his sister, the
Viscountess Norland, is cause for gossip and wild
rumor. Frederica soon finds herself more interested
in the Viscountess than her earnest, but dull,
brother. Unfortunately, the rigid social rules of the
day threaten to keep the two women from finding true
happiness. Like all Barbara Davies stories, this one
is well written with fully realized characters. A
satisfying, entertaining read that is very highly
Gladiator by Carola
Blending elements from Conqueror fic with those from
When Fates Collide, this long vignette defies
categorization. Told from alternating viewpoints,
that of a Gladiator and of the Empress she fights
for, Gladiator is a story of survival and love and
duty. The writing is powerful and emotional. A short
piece that is definitely recommended.
The Moral Of The Story by Xenas Little
Short Story X/G
In this Post FIN story Xena and Gabrielle are
transported to an Illusia-like place where Xena is to
be charged with her crimes (again). Prosecutor
Callisto calls forth many witnesses to try to help us
all figure out what the Moral of the Xena Story is.
Very clever and irreverent and highly recommended.
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