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 9/19/97]

Hi all,

We have a new site for XWP fan fic now available - Allison's INTERACTIVE HERC-XENA FAN FIC located at:

Also tonight we have a new update for one of the most popular ongoing stories on the Net at the moment!


THE RIVER by Aslan
A very promising sequel to Aslan's FORGIVENESS (reviewed at lunacy/ lunacy81997.htm) which has Xena and Gabrielle joining forces with the warrior's former enemy Arianna - this time to track down a mutual foe - the warlord Talinares. What they don't suspect is that Talinares has formed an alliance of his own with an evil determined to bring the Warrior Princess to her knees.


TO LIVE by de Bonheur
A deeply SENSUAL new offering depicting the coming together of two souls. De Bonheur's unique writing style is deceptively subtle but very effective in creating the vivid imagery throughout this vignette.

BOUND by Missy Good
Part eight of this story is now available. Having finished one of the best XWP stories this reader has ever read, HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, Missy is back with a sequel and yet another SOLID winner! BOUND picks up where HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS left off - having left Potidaea behind, Xena and Gabrielle decide to go back to the land of the forest dwellers they first met in A WARRIOR BY ANY OTHER NAME. They want to see their friend Jessan but there is something else drawing them back to those unusual people - a need now to understand the strange bond some of the forest dwellers share with each other - a connection they call the lifebond - a connection Xena and Gabrielle now know they also share but need to understand. In this latest part, Xena and the forest dwellers face off against Secan in his forces in a WILD confrontation! Although still not finished, this tale is easily of the same caliber as all of Missy's stories to date featuring exceptional characterizations, a captivating and well-structured plot, an incredibly romantic treatment of the Xena/Gab relationship that is managing through flashbacks to even explore the earlier stages of that relationship, and the return appearance of one of the most beloved original characters in XWP fan fiction - Ares the wolf pup (Roo!! :) A Missy story is a magical experience NOT TO BE MISSED people! Note - this story is not explicit so far. BOUND merits my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!

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.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)