LUNACY'S FAN FICTION REVIEWS
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This file features reviews of stories written by Palomine. For any other fiction by this bard please visit any of the Xena fan fiction indexes.
**CELEBRATION by Palomine
This story is *THE* episode I would love to see on TV as a follow-up to ORPHAN OF WAR - absolutely WONDERFUL, poignant tale that is going to grab on to your heart strings and NOT let go! Set four years after Xena's visit to the centaur village where she last saw the son she left there as a newborn long ago, this story has a teenage Solon now getting ready for his Virilis ceremony - a rite of passage that will mark his coming of age as a young man but that requires him to make some important decisions about his life. One person he very much wants present at this ceremony is the Warrior Princess who befriended him years before and whom he feels strangely drawn to. Hearing about the invitation and with Gabrielle's ever-present support, Xena then heads back to the centaur village for the fateful reunion with Solon - it is a reunion that will forevermore change the lives of mother and son as the warrior finds the opportunity to make a difference in the boy's life and a young man discovers through a bard's inspiration the hidden truth about himself that deep down he's always known about. This story is worth reading alone for the poem/song that is included near the end. Palomine has given us here one of those rare gems of XWP fan fiction that you will remember for a long time. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 24 pgs., 5/22/97
TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM by Palomine
Poignant tale that has Gabrielle trying to deal with a Xena who is depressed and suffering from some very bad nightmares. The bard doesn't quite know what the nightmares are about until the two encounter a figure from Xena's past - a young man who the Warrior Princess once tried to help because he reminded her of Lyceus - a young man who repaid his commander by betraying her in one of the worst moments of Xena's life. Palomine tends to write stories that could easily be made into TV episodes. This is one of them. A very nice read. - 20 pgs., 7/13/97
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