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Alternative stories are designated as such with an [Alt] at the end of the title line.

This file features reviews of stories written by Llachlan. For any other fiction by this bard please visit any of the Xena fan fiction indexes.

For reviews of the author's commercial fiction check the Reviews Of Commercial Fiction.

**BROKEN BLADE (THE): A TALE OF CAMELOT by Llachlan -- [Alt]
Llachlan contributes a very promising new entry in the INFINITY SERIES as the immortal Xena tells her beloved Rickie about a time of knights and kings and chivalry and intrigue. With the teenager listening spellbound, the ancient warrior remembers the day centuries before when she found the bastard son of a medieval warlord and set out to turn that babe into the king legends had long ago foretold. Llachlan immediately captures here the sense of mystery usually associated with the origins of King Arthur. Moreover, careful attention is also paid to developing the Xena/Rickie relationship, imbuing it with a deep sense of love and tender passion. With a nice flashback to Xena and Rickie's first Solstice together - this is particularly timely story that will immediately grab your attention. One to look forward to in the weeks ahead. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [unfinished] - 7 pgs., 11/2/98, re-released 2/9/99

An uber story for all you pool players out there which has an inquisitive young writer named Siona getting an unexpected lesson in the game when a stranger with startling blue eyes comes to her rescue in a bar. - 7 pgs., 6/5/98

IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES by Llachlan -- [Alt]
Xena, Gabrielle, Ares and Aphrodite all learn a little more about one another after the Goddess of Truth intervenes a bit in their lives. Some fun moments in this ;-) - 9 pgs., 7/13/98

**SILENT LEGACY by Kieran Llachlan Leavitt -- [Alt]
[Story previously titled TENDER IS THE NIGHT]
Llachlan has been delivering some first class fanfic for a while now but with this new uber story this bard is well on her way to outdoing herself. Part of that new second generation fanfic that incorporates elements of OTHER Xena fanfic, Llach's latest is initially set in Tinseltown where second unit director Jae Cavanaugh gets the shock of her life when the death of her mentor suddenly propels her into a very unexpected opportunity as the lead director of a major Hollywood film called "Balance of Power". It's an opportunity filled with difficult challenges as the production is already racked with problems not the least of which is having a lead known among her peers as the Amazon Ice Queen. A fiercely private actress with an infamous temper and little tolerance for incompetence, Reed Lewis has a lot more on her mind than the problems with the film but having experienced a series of recent setbacks she knows this is her last shot at reviving a dwindling career. Amidst this fast-paced world of movie-making excitement, Hollywood deals, long hours, hard work and compromises, these two very different women come together to create a film and in the process discover a bond, undeniable and sweet which begins drawing their souls together despite the odds and which before their work is complete will have tested them like nothing or no one before. Llach presents us here with richly drawn characterizations of two very complex, fascinating and wonderfully appealing leads. Both the relationship and the surrounding story are fleshed out carefully establishing a very believable pace which easily draws us into the unfolding drama. In a tribute to fellow bard Missy Good, Llach has the movie in her story actually be a film adaptation of Missy's novel TROPICAL STORM - a clever plot development which allows for a number of guest stars and inside jokes that should be familiar to anyone who's a part of Missy fandom. More than a story, TENDER is an experience folks. It gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! - 761 pgs., 3/17/99
AWARDS: "All Nighter" Swollen Bud Award (July 15, 2000)

"Academy Awards: Tender Is The Night" by Felioness
"Balance Of Power" Cast Credits by Maven
"Balance Of Power" Movie Poster by Carla
"Balance Of Power" Opening Credits by Maven
Carla Story Cover
"It's Just A Matter Of Trust" montage by Carla
"Jae Cavanaugh" by Barbara Maclay
"Reed Lewis Doll" by Barbara Maclay
"Star/Breakfast At Tiffany's" by Carla
"Tender Is The Night - Pt.4" montage by Carla
[French version: L'HÉRITAGE DU SILENCE translated by Katell at]
[Palm Pilot version available at XENA FAN FICTION FOR THE PALM PILOT]

**TENDER IS THE NIGHT by Kieran Llachlan Leavitt - see SILENT LEGACY

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