LUNACY'S FAN FICTION REVIEWS
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Alternative stories are designated as such with an [Alt] at the end of the title line.
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LEADER (THE) by Storm - [Alt]
A very determined, courageous rebel leader and a Conqueror in transition combine to make this entry in the Conqueror genre a highly entertaining story about two very different women drawn together despite the adversarial roles fate has placed them in. The story opens with the Conqueror intent on torturing to death a captured rebel unless the former Amazon reveals the identity of the rebel leader. Before long the Conqueror finds herself facing a young woman named Gabrielle of Poteidaia who proclaims herself the rebel leader and fully expects the Conqueror to release the prisoner now that she has what she wanted. To Xena's surprise, the young woman is an intriguing puzzle - committed to a cause that opposes the Conqueror's rule and yet wanting to understand the Conqueror better - spiritually strong yet physical vulnerable - wise in some ways yet innocent in others - and most confusing of all - an enemy offering friendship. With nothing to loose, the Conqueror decides to keep the little rebel around for a bit never suspecting just how much an enemy will eventually come to mean to her or what a revolution of the heart Gabrielle is about to spark in the feared Destroyer of Nations. Storm presents us here with very likeable characterizations of our two heroines. The Conqueror, despite her steely, dangerous demeanor reveals a very human need for friendship and an honest desire to improve the life of those under her rule while Gabrielle's integrity and willingness to risk it all endears her to the reader. The story progresses at a nice pace developing the relationship in a believable way and keeping us totally involved in the intensifying drama. A great read. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 144 pgs.
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