WEDNESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 10/7/98
[Previous report was for 10/6/98]
I've added two new wings to the BARD'S REFERENCE LIBRARY :) The Library now has an ARTICLES section linking to any fanfic related articles on the Web, and a X:WP FAN FICTION ART section linking to FANFIC ART. Both sections already include a number of links so stop by the BARD'S REFERENCE LIBRARY at http://lunacyreviews.com/reference.htm
Only two tonight - have to give those baby browns a rest <8)
THE JOURNEY HOME by Tonya Muir
This one is an all-nighter folks - one of those INCREDIBLY SATISFYING novels you will NOT be able to put down until you finish it so if you start it late at night get ready to finish it around 3 AM as I just did <:) Tonya is yet another of the very talented new writers we've been getting as of late - bringing us in this first Xena offering what has to be one of the most tender romances I've read to date. Set after the events of the rift, the story has Xena taking Gabrielle to visit an old friend of hers hoping a little rest in his kingdom, along with a surprise she's been planning, will help the bard heal from the emotional wounds to her soul. The vacation, however, soon turns into a working one when the two learn of an army of raiders threatening the kingdom and agree to investigate who or what may be behind it. All the while the two soulmates are grappling with issues very close to their hearts as they find themselves growing closer than ever before, admitting truths they've never admitted before, facing honestly the horrors of what they've recently been through and trusting in a love that has no bounds. This is a SPLENDID hurt/comfort tale with one of the most moving, and most honest depictions of the Xena/Gab relationship I've ever read. With regards to the rift - it's a story that does what the TV series has yet to do - it provides RESOLUTION, touching upon ALL the major issues these characters grappled with during season three - following Xena and Gab's emotional journey toward one another as they deal with the guilt, fears and despair of that recent past. Beautifully written and edited, this is a spellbinding look at an unforgettable partnership. A MUST READ! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 109 pgs.
ADVERSE REACTIONS by Shea
Amusing first-time story that has Xena trying to help a very young and very inexperienced Gabrielle understand why it is that her stomach keeps doing flip-flops when the Warrior Princess is near ;-) Cute. - 16 pgs.
For those of you reading this post who are not familiar with the term alternative (alt.), it refers to ADULT stories that add a romantic element to the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle, depicting them as more than just friends.