WEDNESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 9/24/97
[Previous report was for 9/23/97]
THE REWARD by Rebecca Weiner (Aceberry)
Nicely written and edited story set immediately after the events in the episode THE PRICE which has Xena and Gabrielle both suffering the psychological aftereffects of that terrible ordeal, struggling valiantly to keep their emotions from erupting and pos sibly damaging their friendship irrevocably. Note: the story does contain some subtext.
WHAT PRICE REDEMPTION by Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob is at it AGAIN with this, his fourth novel which continues the story told in BEGINNINGS, THE SPRING FESIVAL and A SOUL REUNITED (reviewed 9/22/97). Xena and the bard accept a job helping to protect a caravan carrying an important antidote to a town where the water supply was poisoned. On this journey they will continue exploring their relationship body and soul, even as they form new friendships with those traveling on the caravan and work to decipher the mystery of the caravan leader - an accomplished warrior named Ian with a young traveling companion of his own and a haunted past. Very well-written this story like Dr. Bob's previous works stands out for the strong characterizations and the HIGHLY passionate treatment given to the Xena/Gab relationship. A wonderfully entertaining read that is VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
CAPTURED by Virginia Leonard
Chapter six of this story is now available. This tale has Xena and Gabrielle meeting up with an old friend of the Warrior Princess - a roguish thief with an eye for the ladies and a penchant for trouble. In this latest chapter a stranger makes her prese nce known. Well-written with some precious moments. Previously reviewed 6/9/97, 6/25/97, 7/16/97, 9/12/97
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 Gabby, depicting them as more than just friends.