LUNACY'S FAN FICTION REVIEWS
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Please make sure to read the EXPLANATORY NOTES before reading these reviews.
Alternative stories are designated as such with an [Alt] at the end of the title line.
This file features reviews of stories written by Bard Blue. For any other fiction by this bard please visit any of the Xena fan fiction indexes.
BLOOD OF AN AMAZON by Bard Blue - [Alt]
Set a few months after THE DRUMS BEAT FOR YOU, this fourth entry in Bard Blue's series finds Xena and Gabrielle happy awaiting the birth of their child and enjoying their new lives with the Amazons when the outside world once again intrudes on that happiness. Slavers have been spotted in the territory, no longer threatening the Amazons directly but heading in a familiar direction...toward the village of Poteidaia. It's a crisis that will force Gabrielle to assume the mantle of leadership as she's never had before and will have the Warrior Princess at her fiercest as she readies to protect her soulmate, their unborn child, their families and friends. Featuring a particularly impressive characterization of the bard turned Amazon Queen and a very sweet, playful and sensual interpretation of her relationship with the warrior, this is a terrific read. DO NOT MISS! [See the sequel THE NEXT AMAZON QUEEN] - 69 pgs., 2/9/00
DRUMS BEAT FOR YOU (THE) by Bard Blue - [Alt]
Following on the heels of IN THE COMPANY OF WARRIORS, Bard Blue's third entry in the series finds Xena proving her mettle to the Amazons as she undergoes a grueling test to show herself worthy of the Nation, and the Nation's queen. Meanwhile, Artemis has decided on a very special joining gift for the warrior and her Chosen. Bard Blue does a good job here of showing the warrior's tenacity and her fierce devotion to her partner. The story offers a nice combination of both action and romance. [See the sequel BLOOD OF AN AMAZON] - 15 pgs., 2/9/00
IN THE COMPANY OF WARRIORS by Bard Blue - [Alt]
The story begun in Bard Blue's ANOTHER SECOND CHANCE continues as Xena and Gabrielle travel to Amphipolis for some quality time with Cyrene and with each other before moving on to Amazon territory where a deadly attack leaves them both gravely injured prompting another major decision from the Warrior Princess. Romance, mixed with a bit of hurt/comfort makes this one a nice read. [See the sequel THE DRUMS BEAT FOR YOU] - 15 pgs., 2/9/00
**NEXT AMAZON QUEEN (THE) by Bard Blue - [Alt]
In a delightfully domestic sequel to BLOOD OF AN AMAZON, the warrior and bard welcome a couple of new additions to the family and reacquaint themselves with each other. Their happiness seems finally complete but as they're about to learn, it's also something that can disappear in an instant. This is the best entry in the series to date centering solidly on the love, understanding, and support between these two soulmates while featuring one very unexpected twist at the end. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [See the sequel THE PARENT TRAP] - 16 pgs., 2/9/00
PARENT TRAP (THE) by Bard Blue - [Alt]
This fast-paced sequel to THE NEXT AMAZON QUEEN follows Xena, Gabrielle and the Amazon healer Kameiro on a desperate quest to find Amarice and baby Briena before the God of War can act on whatever sinister purpose led to their abduction. In the process they learn about a prophecy that may link Briena and Amarice's unborn child with the fate of the Amazon Nation itself. Some good cliffhangers in this one as well as some sizzling little moments. - 13 pgs., 2/27/00
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