SUNDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 4/26/98
[Previous report was for 4/23/98]
Another Web site is now featuring Xena fan fiction - RAENBOW'S DOMAIN at http://www.wantree.com.au/~hgunter/rae/fiction.htm
Two new ones and two updates tonight.
COMPULSORY HERO by Rae
A very poignant, well-written account of the defining moment in Xena's young life when a village girl stepped forward to take arms against a warlord and embarked upon the career that would turn her into one of the most feared warriors to ever lived. Good characterization of a Warrior Princess in the making. DO NOT MISS!!
TO SLAY DRAGONS by Raistlyn
Part four of this story is now available. Xena and Gabrielle get some help from a couple of old friends as they fight to try to keep Poteidaia from being destroyed by warring armies. In this latest part the villagers prepare even as they become reacquainted with the bard they used to call their own. This story has some good action and definite potential.
ALL SOUL'S NIGHT by Joseph Connell
Chapter 20 - FULL AND ETERNAL CIRCLE is now available bringing this marvelous story to a heart-felt, unforgettable conclusion. Joseph's tale is one of the best entries to date in Katrina's BLOOD AND ROSES SERIES. Set in the present day, it directly follows the story begun in Katrina's THE FONDER HEART. With the former streetwalker named Xena now firmly entrenched in her life, Gabrielle is still amazed at the young woman's resemblance to the warrior who owned her heart for so long. It is a resemblance that goes beyond the physical and stirs an aching familiarity within the daughter of Bacchus. Xena, meanwhile, is trying to adjust to her new life - confident in her love for Gabrielle but uncertain about a past she can't seem to completely remember and nightmares that are haunting her. Unbeknownst to the two of them, the forces of evil are at work on a plan to destroy the bard as the daughter of Ares was once destroyed herself. In the shadows, however, a protector lies unseen, watching and waiting for their time of need...sensing too that perhaps the ancient warrior long thought dead has never truly been gone. A work of raw emotion, this final chapter is gripping and poignant and beautiful as it reunites the Warrior Princess and her bard with another soul from their own time, a soul whose destiny was locked with their own long ago and who like them has suffered much and lost much in an unending quest to atone. This is wonderfully sophisticated, passionate, suspenseful story featuring a fresh storyline, outstanding writing, and really solid characterizations. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [Note: This story features EXTREME violence. Please make sure to read the author's disclaimers]
CHICAGO 5AM by L.N. James
Chapter 15 of this story is now available. Teenagers are disappearing from the streets of Chicago, casualties of a dark subculture based on drugs, sex and rock and roll. Assigned to investigate is Mariel Potidean, a brilliant young FBI agent who soon finds herself teamed with a rather irritating partner - an ex-cop by the name of Tina Amphipoli with a dangerous reputation, a mysterious past and electric blue eyes. In this latest Tina and Mariel encounter trouble for the first time. L.N.'s newest delivers an engaging premise with two very strong characters and lots of potential for suspense, drama and romance. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [Note: Story features rough language]
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.