XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS - GENERAL FAN FICTION REVIEWS
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**EMBODIMENT OF EVIL by Godot
A splendid follow-up to Godot's delightful tale SING YOU A SONG OF JUSTICE which continues the adventures of the wacky sorceress Antipany, still vent on someday getting revenge on the Warrior Princess but for the moment forced to struggle for her own life when she falls into the clutches of a great evil. Guided by Antipany's pet vulture Peisander and with a certain bard cleverly manipulating her, a VERY reluctant Xena sets out to try to rescue the woman all the while being reminded by one life-threatening challenge or another just how much...she HATES sorcerers! One word describes this story best of all - FUN! Antipany is one of the best original characters in fan fiction and her interactions with the warrior and bard are simply PRICELESS!! Godot also does a magnificent job with the characterizations of Xena and Gabrielle and in the depiction of their friendship which is sweet, based on a fierce devotion and an uncompromising faith in one another. This story has elements which will remind you of the episode A DAY IN THE LIFE. A very special read that is NOT TO BE MISSED! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! [See also the sequel THE SOUL CATCHER] - 25 pgs., 9/17/97
ENEMY (THE) by Mary Morgan
Intriguing story which has the Warrior Princess going up against a deadly figure known as the "tax gatherer" who has been terrorizing a small town. At her side as usual is the bard, while observing them both is a tavern owner, fascinated by the unlikely friendship between the two women and their unflagging determination to protect the town. Mary excels at showing the deep bond between Xena and Gabrielle by depicting it through the eyes of others. This is a nicely written tale which highlights Xena's brain over her brawn :) - 10 pgs., 12/22/97
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**ENTWINED DESTINY by Brigid Doyle
On a fateful night full of surprises a ruthless blue-eyed pirate discovers a skinny little stowaway on board her ship and to her utmost disbelief, is soon helping the young girl to get back to the family she was accidentally separated from. A delightful, poignant tale about what-could-have-beens. Excellent work. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 9 pgs., 1/9/99
ESCAPING THROUGH DEATH? by Xenrielle
Xenrielle captures in this vignette the heart-wrenching moment from MATERNAL INSTINCTS during which Xena watched her partner avenge Solon's death. As emotional as the scene from the episode. - 3 pgs., 9/26/98
ETERNAL WARRIOR by L. Fox
Very different XWP story set in the middle of a battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese during World War II where Sergeant Mike Powers is struggling to survive, struggling to help his men survive. Amidst the hell of war, Mike's soul is strengthened by the visions of a mysterious warrior woman and her fair-haired companion - an ancient warrior who becomes his spiritual mentor even as her gentle companion foreshadows the direction his heart will take when like them he too can finally escape the horror of war. Original and very well-written. - 5 pgs., 6/21/97
EVENING'S TALE (THE) by Silk
This little vingette has Gabrielle telling the Warrior Princess a tale of heroism! - of a brave warrior facing a deadly winged creature and of the horrible fight which ensues! It is a tale from Xena's own life...although the bard DOES tend to exaggerate juuuuuuust a tad... ;-) This is VERY, very cute. A fun read! - 3 pgs., 11/23/97
EXCHANGE (THE) by Galloway
This story takes place right after the events of the episode A NECESSARY EVIL and has the goddess Callisto black-mailing Xena into helping her convince the Fates to change the events that led to the burning of Cirrah and the creation of the blonde warlord. Gabrielle is in this of course as is Ares and Artemis and as is always the case when Callisto is involved, there are some great mind games taking place. The story offers an interesting perspective of Callisto as she might have been had circumstances been different. Well-written and long. - 56 pgs., 3/12/97
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