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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 Themis. For any other fiction by this bard please visit any of the Xena fan fiction indexes.

ENDLESS ROAD (THE) by Themis -- [Alt]
This is the WONDERFUL sequel to Themis' first story A TWIST OF FATE. Together at last, Xena and Gabby are delighted in their new-found happiness but find themselves realizing also that big adjustments will have to be made for their new relationship to work - adjustments which neither may be to comfortable with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [See also THE SHADOW MOTHERS] - 43 pgs., 5/7/97

**HALCYON TALES by Themis - read in the following order: -- [Alt]


**SHADOW MOTHERS (THE) by Themis -- [Alt]
A WONDERFUL new story which acts as a follow-up to Themis's previous tales A TWIST OF FATE and THE ENDLESS ROAD, exploring new territory in the Xena/Gabrielle relationship as for the first time a very reluctant Warrior Princess is forced to confront issues she's avoided all her life - the true meaning of the word "family" and whether she will ever really be able to call a place..."home". The story has Xena and the bard returning to the Amazons for a ceremony confirming them as the Shadow Mothers of baby Kindra - the infant Xena rescued during their last visit there. For the Amazons it is a time of excitement, a time to renew the bonds on which the very foundations of the Amazon Nation rests, a time for rejoicing in the promise of a young life. For Xena it is a time of confusion, a time to remember old hurts and revisit ever-present fears - a time to reconsider all that her life has been and will likely become with the bard now at her side - a time to welcome possibilities or turn away from them forever. Themis manages to integrate into this story an impressive combination of pathos, humor and hope as we alternate between feeling sorry for the warrior, amused by her emotional quandaries and ultimately humbled by the strength, determination and honor with which these Ancient Amazon warriors led their lives. The ending of this story, rich in visual imagery, will leave an unforgettable impression. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 86 pgs., 9/26/97

TWIST OF FATE (A) by Themis -- [Alt]
Nicely written story that has Xena and Gabby trying to conquer the fear and insecurities still keeping them apart while they help the Amazons avert a possible war. Unbeknownst to them, some fateful help is on the way... This is the first story at a *new* site for XWP fan fiction called HALCYON. Do not miss the sequel THE ENDLESS ROAD - 125 pgs., 4/23/97

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