NOTE: I do not update these reports after they are posted so some of the links may not work after a while. If you find a broken link check the title in the alphabetical lists of alternative or general reviews at the end of this report.

[Previous report was for 3/1/99]

Hi all,

Starting off with a personal note - I've been doing four training sessions per day through my regular job all this week guys and spending time getting the presentations for those sessions ready so I'm a bit behind in my e-mail. If you've e-mailed me recently and I haven't responded my apologies. I'll try to get to those messages sometime this weekend.

One of our most talented artists, Lunar, now has her own Web site featuring both regular and fanfic Xena art. Stop by ARTWORK BY LUNAR at

Five new ones below.


MY BIG, BAD WARRIOR by Xenrielle
Simple slice-of-life vignette showing the sweeter side of the Warrior Princess - 1 pg.


Set in the world of Xena the Conqueror, this VERY promising new story revisits the scene from the Hercules episode ARMAGEDDON NOW that marked the first-ever confrontation between the infamous empress and the courageous insurrectionist, Gabrielle of Poteidaia. Impressed by the young woman's bravery but determined to show the people how pointless any efforts at opposing her will be, Xena does not hesitate to order the insurrectionist's crucifixion, instructing the soldiers to break her legs in the process. The cruel empress stands by stoically as her victim's screams flood the courtyard but once her eyes are captured by the anguished ones starring back at her from that cross suddenly another vision floods her mind - a vision from another time and place on a snowy mountain where she is herself on a cross and on another one right beside her those same green eyes are shinning back at her with nothing but love. It is a vision that shakes the Conqueror to the depths of her souls making her realize that she may have just made the most horrible mistake of her life... Seana sets up a terrific premise here and does a great job of maintaining the characterizations from that ARMAGEDDON NOW episode. Definitely one to monitor in the weeks ahead, this one comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [unfinished] - 4 pgs.

THE RUSE by Jules Kurre
Adorable little story that reads like an instruction manual on the art of flirting ;-) While visiting the Amazons, Xena and the bard get decidedly playful. Very cute. DO NOT MISS! - 8 pgs.

The 21st entry in the RAISING MELOSA SERIES has a distraught Xena finding new hope when her injured bard regains consciousness from a recent accident - but with Gabrielle still far from a full recovery the warrior's greatest challenge lies ahead. An extremely devoted and touching depiction of the relationship makes this another MUST READ in the series. DO NOT MISS! - 5 pgs.

Intense little story set after the events in the episode BETWEEN THE LINES which has Xena once again anquishing over that vision Alti showed her. Emotional with nice characterizations - 4 pgs.


"Dori - Aged 1 month" by Kelly
Inspired by the story CIRCLE OF LIFE by Missy Good.

"Dori - Aged 3 years" by Kelly
Inspired by the story CIRCLE OF LIFE by Missy Good.

ENTHRALLED Story Cover by Felioness
Inspired by the story ENTHRALLED by S. Derkin

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.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)