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55-Word Xena: Warrior Princess Fan Fiction by Various Authors

A collection of 55-word stories.

About That Kiss Series by Trish Kerr (Phopas)

1. About That Kiss by Trish Kerr (Phopas)

Acerca de ese beso . . . por Trish Kerr (Phopas) [Spanish translation by Kamill]

"This tale is set immediately after the events in the episode A NECESSARY EVIL and has Xena and Gabrielle searching for Xena's lost sword as the two try to understand the events of the past few days and the emotions they are feeling. Unbeknownst to them, a vicious warlord has set in motion a plan that will separate warrior and bard putting in danger the happiness they thought they had found . . ." -- Lunacy

2. Honeymoon by Trish Kerr (Phopas)

AusXIP | XWP AltFic (Archived)

". . . this is really a horror story in the grand tradition of horror tales. It has Xena and the bard, just having recently admitted their feelings for one another, traveling to a little village where they hope to spend some quiet time by themselves. Their plans, however, quickly change when they discover that a terrible evil is plaguing the villagers - an evil born of innocence with a taste for human blood..." -- Lunacy

3. Heart and Soul by Trish Kerr (Phopas)

AusXIP | XWP AltFic

". . . It begins immediately after the events in HONEYMOON and has Xena reluctantly putting off a vacation so she can investigate the disappearances of several maidens and the rumored desecrations at a temple of Zeus. Closer to Xena and Gabrielle than they even suspect is the very culprit they are looking for - a deadly enemy with a game plan for world domination that if successful will destroy the love between warrior and bard and eventually, their very lives . . ." -- Lunacy

"Xena is the key to overthrowing the King of the Gods." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Index

4. Vacation in Tartarus by Trish Kerr (Phopas)

AusXIP | PDA Fiction | XWP AltFic  Part 1 (Archived) | XWP AltFic Conclusion (Archived)

". . . After everything the warrior and bard have been through in recent months, the two decide to take a vacation only things don't turn out exaaaaactly as planned when they end up on an island where artsy types get NO respect, the Warrior Princess is idolized and TENNIS RULES!!!! . . ." -- Lunacy

The Adventures of Gabrielle (and some other person) by Claire Withercross & Blindzon Elyzon

1. It's A Dirty Job, But Someone's Got To Do It by Claire Withercross

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

"This is a parody of how the dynamic duo first got together. It's likely to be the first in an occasional series. A young woman ventures into the big bad city and applies for a job as a sidekick. However, the hero may not be all she at first seems!" -- Academy of Bards

". . . Gabrielle has been hired to write the imaginary adventures of Xena." -- Claire Withercross & Blindzon Elyzon

2. Great Blow For A Day Job by Claire Withercross & Blindzon Elyzon

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

"Being bard to a Warrior Princess is a difficult job, especially when said Warrior Princess is your harshest critic. Gabrielle?s method of coping with the criticism makes her ill and the cure leads to an explosive conclusion!" -- Academy of Bards

The African Queen Series by Bibbit

1. The African Queen by Bibbit

The Pink Rabbit Consortium | Tom's Xena Page

 "Mixing history with fiction, Bibbit's latest takes the warrior and bard to the land of Israel where the legendary King Solomon asks for Xena's help in searching for the culprit trying to assassinate the visiting Queen of Sheba. Meanwhile, Gabrielle finds a friend in the foreign queen, immediately sympathizing with the young woman's problematic love life and finding the courage to perhaps someday do something about her own." -- Lunacy

 

2. Fishing in the Dark by Bibbit


"Bibbit's newest offering finds the warrior and bard back from Israel, helping a village recuperate from a deadly struggle with the plague and trying to track down the warlord who's been raiding the countryside taking advantage of the spread of the illness. In the meantime, the two friends are continuing those baby steps toward a new stage in their partnership - a change they now both desperately want and feel ready for . . .One for the MUST READ list. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

After the Honeymoon Series by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

"This series is an absolute *MUST READ* for all of you fans of alt. fiction or anyone who just wants to laugh...A LOT!!! All are little tales which have Xena and Gabby learning about each other, getting comfortable in their relationship and looking for ways to make it more... er... "satisfying" - most often than not with HILARIOUS consequences!" -- Lunacy 

1. A Surprise by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

AusXIPCatherine M. Wilson

2. Partners in Grime by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

AusXIPCatherine M. Wilson

3. Joxer the Mighty by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

AusXIPCatherine M. Wilson

4. Sex and Violence by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

AusXIPCatherine M. Wilson

5. Reality Check by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

AusXIPCatherine M. Wilson

6. Co-dependent No More by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

AusXIPCatherine M. Wilson

7. 12 Steps to Mycenae by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

AusXIPCatherine M. Wilson

8. Spring Chicken by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

AusXIPCatherine M. Wilson

9. Who's On Top by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson

AusXIPCatherine M. Wilson

Afterthoughts Series by BJ O'Donnell and Ryder

1. Afterthoughts by BJ O'Donnell

AusXip | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner

"Gabrielle's thoughts after [the episode One Against an Army]." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

". . . this is thoughtful vignette that has a recuperating Gabrielle deciding it is time to be honest about her feelings." -- Lunacy

2. The Day After (Thoughts) by Ryder

AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner

"Set the day after the events of 'One against an army', bard and warrior realize how close they came to losing each other and that they are neither able nor willing to hide their true feelings any longer." -- Athenaeum

Agony Series by TZ and Silk

1. Agony by TZ and Silk

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page | TZ's X:WP Alternative Fan Fiction (Archived)

Amazon Ice Award

"Xena's agony over her desire for Gabrielle overcomes her restraint." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. A NitWit Guide For Alt Fanfic Collaborators by Silk and TZ

"Well, now we’re writing Agony the next one in the series and thought you all might enjoy some...ummm...outtakes. Call them bloopers if you will, or bouts of raging insanity. *VBEG*" -- Silk and TZ

The Alpha/Omega Trilogy by Maven

1. The Warrior And The Bard - Tribute  by Maven

"Xena and Gabrielle drop by to see the amazons in this fairly endearing comedy of bards, warriors and amazons." -- Athenaeum

2. The Warrior And The Bard - Temptation  by Maven

"In this somewhat sequel to 'Tribute,' this short tale 15 years later, is one with a twist." -- Athenaeum

3. Warrior and The Bard (The) - Retribution by Maven

"Another powerful piece from Maven. Redemption takes place about a year after Xena's death. As Gabrielle makes her way to the Amazon village she is joined by an old enemy. Over the course of her journey, the two reprise their game of Truth or Dare, with a few changes." -- Athenaeum

And From A Grape Series by Lead Fox

1. And From A Grape by Lead Fox

Academy of Bards | ForevaXena

2. . . . Came A Seed by Lead Fox

Academy of Bards | eBooks by Lida | ForevaXena

"Xena and Gabrielle are called to Corinth, to act as character witnesses in the trial of Autolycus. When facts prove hard to come by, devine intervention is suspected. Gabrielle comes to terms with her love for Xena, at the most inappropriate time." -- Academy of Bards

Awakening Series by Laine R. Lawless

1. Awakening by Laine R. Lawless

"In this revisionist view of the Xenaverse, Xena the Warlord meets Gabrielle the barmaid." -- Athenaeum

2. Changing Course by Laine R. Lawless

"Xena the Warlord continues her relationship with Gabrielle the barmaid." -- Athenaeum

3. Truth by Laine R. Lawless

"In this revisionist view of the Xenaverse, Xena decides to disband her army." -- Athenaeum

"Gabrielle witnesses Xena's dark side up close and finds a very sweet way to combat it. " -- Xenarotica

4. Powerplay by Laine R. Lawless

"In this revisionist view of the Xenaverse, Xena decides to torture a traitor and Gabrielle joins in." -- Athenaeum

"Xena comes to terms with what she must do to save herself and the women she holds dear. (Yes, that says women!)" -- Xenarotica

5. Comrades In Arms by Laine R. Lawless

"Xena and Gabby get a little help from Alyssea" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

6. Dark Heart by Laine R. Lawless

"As the companions travel together, they spend time at an inn after being attacked by Demo's men." -- Athenaeum

Away From Home Series by Muzza

1. Away From Home by Muzza

Amazon Trails | Athenaeum | e-Scribblers

2. Trust In Her by Muzza

Amazon Trails | Athenaeum | e-Scribblers 

"In this gripping alternate time-line story, Xena and Gabrielle are at the Amazons, where they have had their up and downs in their relationship. Now, as they are about to take a giant leap forward, something gets in the way that may separate them forever." -- Athenaeum

"X and G visit the Amazons where news of their new relationship causes trouble with both gods and Amazons alike." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

A Bard's Tale Series by Rosemary

1. A Bard's Tale by Rosemary

"Gabrielle watches Xena with Marcus." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. A Bard's Tale 2 by Rosemary

"Xena returns to Gabrielle after killing Marcus." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

Battle of Zama Ridge Series by Jim Kuntz

1. Dreams Lost and Found by Jim Kuntz

AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Swollen Bud Award - "Getting Serious" / Drama & Action

"Xena and G abrielle journey to Potadia to tell her family of their joining." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

". . . a deeply emotional, heartwarming tale of love and family, regrets and lost dreams that has the Lion of Amphipolis and her bard traveling to Poteidaia to visit with Gabrielle's family. Ever observant, Xena notices immediately the distance between Gabrielle and her father. It's a situation she senses hurts her partner deeply and when something hurts Gabrielle, it concerns the Warrior Princess so with the determination that once turned a village girl into the feared Destroyer of Nations, she attacks the problem head on, stripping away walls of silence a lifetime in the making and revealing the misplaced bitterness a taciturn old man has been clinging to instead of his family for so long . . . A MUST READ! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

""Dreams Lost and Found" is one of the few stories that allows the Warrior Princess and Gabrielle's father to connect in a positive manner. While visiting the bard's family during planting season, Xena uses her formidable analytical skills to crack Herodotus' stoic demeanor and rebuild his relationship with Gabrielle. While lending her strength to the hard labor of planting, Xena also begins joining Herodotus on the porch in the evenings, commenting on the weather and the farm work and slowly realizing that Herodotus once had ambitions. Slowly she puts together a picture of a young man anxious to expand his knowledge, yet torn by duty and devotion to a pregnant Hecuba. The Warrior Princess helps him reclaim his dreams, and in the process, gain an appreciation of his oldest daughter's accomplishments . . ." -- Swollen Buds

2. The Will of the Lion by Jim Kuntz

AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

". . . THE WILL OF THE LION is an epic war story of courage, strength and love and the indomitable will that makes heroes into legends. Ruling the Amazons now with Xena as her military commander and Ephiny as her successor, Gabrielle prepares to meet the greatest threat the Amazon Nation and Greece itself have ever faced. It's a threat warrior and bard are determined to see through together as the two work hard forging alliances, forming an army, and finding a new understanding between them in a world where Xena and Gabrielle must now often give way to the Lion of Amphipolis and the Queen of the Amazons . . . MUST READ. DO NOT MISS!" -- Lunacy

3. Ashes on the Wind by Jim Kuntz

AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

". . . chronicles a decisive, epic battle as the Great Lion leads the combined forces of the Amazon Nation and the Kingdom of Ithaca against the invading Carthaginians determined to conquer Greece. Before it's over, the land will run with the blood of both friend and foe - an Amazon Queen will prove her mettle, heroes will pass into legend, and a Warrior Princess will rebel in the darkness and savage glory that is her calling. Jim heightens the emotional impact of the story by including some wonderful flashbacks to a happier time for the warrior and bard, projecting a raw passion and a sense of commitment in their relationship that is fantastically appealing. The supporting cast here consists of very well-crafted characters who tend to make a lasting impression even in brief appearances. The battle scenes are breath-taking - fast and furious, suspenseful and rich in description . . . this is a MUST READ folks. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

4. Keola's Story by Jim Kuntz

AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction

"The story of the Amazon scout from Ashes On The Wind." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

". . . Keola is a scout in Princess Ephiny’s Amazon cavalry, badly wounded in the Battle of Zama Ridge. Some weeks after the battle she has been invited to Queen Gabrielles’ Royal Residence for dinner. An invitation that a lowly scout from the little village of Kalvia finds quite inexplicable." -- Jim Kuntz

"Xena and Gabrielle are seemingly not at the heart of this story - this is the tale of Keola - a young Amazon warrior we were first introduced in ASHES ON THE WIND but the beauty of this story is that in helping us to get to know a very courageous young woman it also reaffirms how special the Golden Lion and her Amazon Queen are and how much nobility of spirit graces the family they love. Crippled after the Battle at Zama Ridge, Keola does not hesitate when Xena and Gabrielle offer her the opportunity to help the Nation with a new project. They want her to work with Gabrielle's father in designing an artificial leg so other warriors with similar injuries can be better rehabilitated. With this mandate, Keola travels to Poteidaia to spend time with her queen's father - never suspecting just how deeply the experience will change her forever as she finds herself surrounded by people who care, people who love and people who are willing to help her deal with the hidden demons of a past Keola has not yet fully come to terms with. This is a beautifully written tale with a very endearing original character and a story guaranteed to pull at those heart strings. DO NOT MISS!" -- Lunacy

5. Birthright by Jim Kuntz

AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner

UNFINISHED

"Six weeks after the birth of Keola's baby, Xena must save Sula from kidnappers." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Set about six weeks after KEOLA'S STORY, this new novel from one of our veteran talents immediately plunges Xena, Gabrielle, their friends and family into a desperate new crisis when Sula, the warrior and bard's adopted daughter, is kidnapped and Lila is critically injured in the process. While the enraged Lion of Amphipolis and the Queen of the Amazons track the kidnappers, Keola must look after the safety of those left behind in Poteidaia, aware now that Sula's kidnappers had helped from a very dangerous enemy. For all involved the coming weeks will test them as never before, plunging the Warrior Princess into a dark place she hoped never again to visit, leaving the bard to fear for both the safety of her daughter and the emotional health of her partner, and sending Keola on a difficult quest to uncover the danger lurking closer to home. Fast-paced and intense, Jim's writing moves the story along quickly while once again bringing these characters to life. He uses extended flashbacks to add some lighter moments to the tale, revisiting the happier days surrounding Xena and Gab's joining ceremony . . ." -- Lunacy

Beginnings Series by Dr. Bob

1. Beginnings by Dr. Bob

"Xena helps a former army member defend his village" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Xena and Gabrielle come to the aid of an old army buddy of Xena's when bandits threaten his town." -- Athenaeum

". . . Xena and Gabby help Wylan, an old friend of the Warrior Princess, battle bandits who've been raiding the town he and his children have made their home. Wylan, meanwhile, quickly becomes aware of the very strong feelings between his friend and the bard and makes it his business to try to get Xena to confront these. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

2. The Spring Festival by Dr. Bob

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

"Gabrielle and Xena attend a festival, taking in all the sights and getting into a little trouble here and there." -- Athenaum

". . . Xena takes Gabby to the colorful Spring Festival at Solanica where the Warrior Princess, and Gabrielle in particular, continue struggling with an attraction neither can ignore now but both still are to afraid to confront." -- Lunacy

3. A Soul Reunited by Dr. Bob

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

"Gabrielle and Xena spend some time together in a cave." -- Athenaeum

". . . With this third entry things FINALLY come to a head as the two friends are forced by bad weather to seek the shelter of a secluded cave where they will have to deal with the feelings they've been struggling with for months. Dr. Bob's approach is delightfully funny, beautifully romantic and so passionate I MUST (from personal experience ;-) caution everyone against reading this at work. A tour-de-force folks! The series and this story in particularly carry my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

4. The Silent City by Dr. Bob

"Crossing through a war zone, the two friends come across a mysterious deserted city." -- Athenaeum

". . . Together now, Xena and the bard are enjoying their new-found closeness when they happen across the ruins of a mysterious city - abandoned...or so it seems. With more to loose now than ever, the two set out to unravel the secret of the silent city unaware of the true horror hiding within the ruins. This story expands on the love and romance warrior and bard discovered in A SOUL REUNITED - delivering another deeply passionate tale. The mystery of the silent city is unraveled slowly, at times with gruesome precision. The overall result is another first-class read from one of our most talented bards. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

5. What Price Redemption by Dr. Bob

"Accompanying a caravan taking medical supplies to a town whose water supply was poisoned, Xena and Gabrielle meet a warrior and his sidekick." -- Athenaeum

". . . 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!!" -- Lunacy

The Best Gift Series by Susan A. Rice

1. The Best Gift by Susan A. Rice

Amazon Trails | Athenaeum

2. The Best Gift 2 - The Gift of Love by Susan A. Rice

Amazon Trails | Athenaeum 

“This story takes place 26 years after the one I originally wrote last year. You do not have to read it to understand enjoy this one.”

3. Best Gift 3 - The Gift of Family by Susan A. Rice

Amazon Trails | Athenaeum | Bards of the Xenaverse (Archived)

“This story takes place 1-2 years after the Best Gift 2 and almost one year after FIN.”

“Placed after FIN. Gabrielle gets a visit from an old friend, Senticles, and the promise of a new lamb.” - Susan A. Rice

Between The Lines Series by Linda Crist (Texbard)

"These vignettes focus on Xena and Gabrielle, their thoughts and interaction between the TV episodes." -- Academy of Bards

1.1 - Looking For Trouble by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Sins Of The Past"

1.2 - Finding Trees by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Chariots Of War"

1.3 - Stones In The Pond by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Dreamworker"

1.4 - Teamwork by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Cradle Of Hope"

1.5 - My Friend by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Path Not Taken"

1.6 - Until Next Time by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Reckoning"

1.7 - The Virgin Goddess by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Titans"

1.8 - Of Gods & Thunderbolts by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Prometheus"

1.9 - One For Death The Hard Way by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Death In Chains"

1.10 - Fit For A Queen by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Hooves & Harlots"

1.11 - Influence by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Black Wolf"

1.12 - The War Of The Exes by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts"

1.13 - Living A Dream by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

During "Athens City Academy Of Performing Bards"

1.14 - The Greater Good Begins by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "A Fistful of Dinars"

1.15 - The Wedding Party by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Warrior . . . Princess"

1.16 - The Strongest Power by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Mortal Beloved"

1.17 - No Fool by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Royal Couple of Thieves"

1.18 - Taking Risks by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Prodigal"

1.19 - About Nutbread by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Altared States"

1.20 - Brick by Brick by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Ties That Bind"

1.21 - Foreshadows by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Greater Good"

1.22 - Every Day, Every Day by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Callisto"

1.23 - What Matters Most by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Death Mask"

1.24 - Warrior...Princess...Amazon by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Is There a Doctor in the House?"

2.1 - Warrior Prince by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Orphan of War"

2.2 - Time to Kill by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Remember Nothing"

2.3 - Enemies, Friends, & Assorted Would-Be Lovers by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Giant Killer"

2.4 - Reality Bites by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

2.5 - Fall Into Grace by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Return of Callisto"

2.6 - Double Trouble by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Warrior...Princess...Tramp"

2.7 - Serenity, Courage and Wisdom by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Intimate Stranger"

2.8 - Cherish by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Ten Little Warlords"

2.9 - The Gift by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "A Solstice Carol"

2.10 - Sloe Gin on a Southern Porch Swing by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Xena Scrolls"

2.11 - Masquerade by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Here She Comes, Miss Amphipolis"

2.12 - Death Be Not Proud by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Destiny"

2.13 - A Mile in Your Boots by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Quest"

2.14 - A Matter of Trust by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "A Necessary Evil"

2.15 - Lucky Stars by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "A Day in the Life"

2.16 - Baby Love by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "For Him the Bell Tolls"

2.17 - How the Mighty Have Fallen by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Execution"

2.18 - If You Could See What I See by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Blind Faith"

2.19 - Shades of Meaning by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Ulysses"

2.20 - The Path Taken by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "The Price"

2.21 - Wings of Love by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Lost Mariner"

2.22 - Object of My Affection by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Post "Comedy of Eros"

Big Surprises in Small Packages Series by Joseph Connell

1. Big Surprises in Small Packages by Joseph Connell

"Xena's daughter joins in to help fight a band of slavers." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. Terror of the Northern Tribe (or "Big Surprises in Growing Packages") by Joseph Connell

"Eve has escaped, giving Xena and the Amazons a merry chase." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Index

3. The Irresistible Child Meets the Immovable Parent (or, Big Surprises in Very Young Packages) by Joseph Connell

"Xena helps solve yet another problem between Gabrielle and Eve" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

The Binds That Tie Series by Bat Morda

1. The Binds That Tie by Bat Morda

Bibliotheca (Homepage) | Cousin Liz | PDA Fiction | Whoosh! (Archived) | Xenadom

Russian Translation


"Rating: 8 out of 10 Dearskin Lined Manacles" -- Barron

"Gabrielle must pose as Xena's sexual slave *recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Gabrielle's in for a real education when Xena reluctantly agrees to allow the bard to accompany her to a kingdom where sexual slaves are the norm. Story told from Gabrielle's point of view." -- Athenaeum

"Coming from the keyboard of Bat Morda it should be no surprise that this is one of the BEST Warlord/Slave stories written to date in XWP fan fiction and an absolute MUST READ! To help a monarch who once offered her army shelter, Xena agrees to try to intimidate a neighboring kingdom into abandoning any expansionist plans they may have. In order to do so, however, she must first convince the king there that she is still the feared warlord of old - an image which really doesn't allow for a bard as a companion. For Xena the solution seems simple - to go alone. For Gabrielle another solution is MUCH more rational - to go along as Xena's slave. Guess who wins . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

Cover by Barron

2. Binds That Tie II: The Tacky Sequel by Bat Morda

Bibliotheca (Homepage) | Cousin Liz | PDA Fiction | Whoosh! (Archived) | Xenadom

"Oddly, I think this is a better story than its prequel. Seeing the same events from Xena's POV turns out to be much more powerful and absorbing." "Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate" -- Barron

"The events of The Binds That Tie through Xena's eyes *recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

". . . Bat tried a very unique approach in this sequel - basically giving us the same story as the original but from a different perspective - this time as seen through Xena's eyes . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

3. Binds That Tie III: The Strap On Speaks by Bat Morda

"Name says it all" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

The Bubble Bath Series by Katelin B.

1. The Bubble Bath by Katelin B.

AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | Bibliotheca (Home Page) | Obsession's XenaRotica (Archived) | Section X

Rated NC-17

"Xena and Gabrielle enjoy a bubble bath" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"This is what SHOULD have happened (And what may have...we came late, remember?) before the hot tub scene in A Day In The Life.  Ahh..good, clean sex. (Pun intended!)" -- Obsession's XenaRotica

"After a hard day of training amazons, all Xena wants to do is relax in a hot bath with a certain Queen…" -- Katelin B.

Lunacy Review

2. Paybacks: Bubble Bath II by Katelin B.

AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | Bibliotheca (Home Page) | Obsession's XenaRotica (Archived) | Section X

NC-17

"Gabrielle gets inventive while paying Xena back for the bubble bath…" -- Katelin B.

"There appears to be a common fantasy that infects one authur after another an has no cure.  It's the need to have Gabrielle tie Xena up... ahh well, at least it's a lovely disease!!" -- Obsession's XenaRotica

Lunacy Review

Building Our World Series by Annmaray

1. The Mist of Peiria by Annmaray

Athenaeum | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | ForevaXena | Tom's Xena Page

"Set after the events in the episode IDES OF MARCH, this new offering has a mystical feel to it as it chronicles Xena and Gabrielle's journey to a spiritual plane and their return trip to the world of the living where they find themselves with the opportunity to renew themselves physically and reassert their commitment to one another as unsuspecting friends and family try to come to terms with their deaths." -- Lunacy

1999

2. A Journey of Love and Home by Annmaray

Athenaeum | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | ForevaXena | Tom's Xena Page 

". . . this story finds Xena and Gabrielle coming down from the mountain that has been their home since their return from the dead, intent on sharing with friends and family their newfound happiness - only all has not been well during their abscence. Rebel Amazons are determined to destroy the legacy of honor and peace Gabrielle tried to impart on the Nation while a dark menace from the bard's past will force her to face long-feared demons even Xena might not be able to conquer for her." -- Lunacy

1999

3. A Bonding of Hearts by Annmaray

Athenaeum | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | ForevaXena | Tom's Xena Page

"Herodotus executes his plan of revenge." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

1999

4. Building Our World by Annmaray

Athenaeum | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner (Chapter 1 Only) | ForevaXena | Tom's Xena Page

"This fourth story in the Mist Of Pieria series finds a sniper killing Amazons until Gabrielle is turned over to her." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

1999

5. Building Our World: Birth and Death by Annmaray

"This next story in the Building Our World series finds Xena and Gabrielle returning to Lesbos and being stalked by Leandra." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2000

6. A Bard's Love Story by AJCoker

"In this companion story to Annmaray's Building Our World Series, Gabrielle tells her love story during Summer Solstice."

The Cage of Elysis by L. Fox

1. The Cage of Elysis by L. Fox

AusXIP | Lynka's Alt Fic Index | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"Xena and Gabrielle team up with old friends and a former enemy in order to rescue Hercules." -- Whoosh!

"Hercules is held captive in a magical cage...will his friends be able to free him?" The Iolausian Library

"A wild crossover story that has Xena and Gabby joining forces with Iolus, Autolycus (King of Thieves) and a warrior who was once among Xena's greatest opponents to try to free Hercules from the clutches of a dangerous woman vent on turning the son of Zeus into a mindless slave. This tale is long and also features appearances by Salmoneous and Joxer . . ." -- Lunacy

2. A Bard's Faith by L. Fox

AusXIP | Lynka's Alt Fic Index | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Xippy Award

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"Gabrielle faces many dangers in taking care of a blind Xena." -- Whoosh!

"Ares hatches a plan to get Gabrielle away from Xena but he doesn't realise how much they mean to each other or maybe he does! An old friend returns and the story is beautifully written." -- Xippy

"Ares puts in motion a spiteful plan to break up Xena and Gabrielle. What he doesn't understand, could NEVER understand, is the depth of commitment, friendship and love a certain bard feels for her Warrior Princess . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! NOT TO BE MISSED!!" -- Lunacy

3. Beloved Enemy by L. Fox

AusXIP | Lynka's Alt Fic Index | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"Thinking Gabrielle dead, Xena seems to fall back into her old ways." -- Whoosh!

". . . begins with a very happy Xena and Gabrielle making plans for the bard to visit her family. That happiness will soon be destroyed, however, when Xena suddenly finds herself without her bard and without hope - determined only to bring her pain to an end, even if in so doing she has to destroy friend and foe." -- Lunacy

4. All In A Year's Work-Winter by L. Fox

AusXIP | Lynka's Alt Fic Index:  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3 | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

 

Writer's Studio Award April 2014 

"A lifelong friend of Gabby's relates a tale from the bard's deathbed." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"An entertaining collection of stories transcribed by a biographer of Gabrielle of Poteidaia and featuring the bard's recollections of some of her most memorable adventures with Xena: Warrior Princess. In SOLSTICE EVE she remembers one of the many times her warrior defended her. This is followed by two very different hurt/comfort tales THE FEVER and SPLISH SPLASH, I WAS TAKIN' A BATH. The first has a delirious Xena recalling some of the most violent events from her past, while in the second an unconscious Gabrielle is gifted with the opportunity to see the future of two souls fated to never be far apart. In THE BLOOD STONE a friend is up to his old tricks again while in THE LAST COMPETITION a certain warrior reveals perhaps one of her most surprising skills. Finally Gabrielle shares the story of THESPUS AND HORATIO, a couple of very unusual warriors she and Xena once helped on their quest to locate a legendary ring of power." -- Lunacy

5. All In A Year's Work - Spring by L. Fox

AusXIP | Lynka's Alt Fic Index | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

"An old enemy of Xena's heads a raging army and she must rally forces to stop them." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"An epic story for those of you who enjoy those big battle sagas, L. Fox's latest reunites Xena and Gabrielle with their friend Darinius from CAGE OF ELYSIS and one of my favorite tales A BARD'S FAITH in a monumental struggle against a vengeful warlord with a massive army. L. Fox does a great job of building the suspense in anticipation of the climactic conflict." -- Lunacy

Campfire Chat Series by A.L. Dunham

1. Embers To A Flame by A.L. Dunham

Many Skills | Renascence (Archived)

"A nervous Gabrielle tries to tell Xena that she is in love with her. " -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"This first time story was written back in February 1997 as part of a fan fiction challenge to show possible scenarios under which Gabrielle would broach the subject of a romantic relationship with the Warrior Princess. As the first offering in A.L. Dunham's CAMPIRE CHAT SERIES, it is a sweet tale nicely depicting the nervousness and uncertainty of two friends deeply in love with one another and wanting very much to admit that love despite their fears." -- Lunacy

2. Beyond Price by A.L. Dunham

Many Skills (HTML) | Many Skills (Text) - Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10 | Renascence (Archived)

"As Xena recovers from an illness, Gabrielle prepares to keep her end of her bargain with Ares." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"This is hurt/comfort tale firmly rooted in the devotion warrior and bard have for one another. It begins with a desperate Gabrielle making an insane pact with the God of War so he'll cure a gravely ill Xena. Soon after the bard realizes that she may not be able to fulfill her part of the bargain but keeping Xena alive is one thing she is determined to do - even if she has to change the terms of that bargain... An engrossing love story that will keep you hitting that page-down key. DO NOT MISS!!" -- Lunacy

3. Without Words by A.L. Dunham

Many Skills | Renascence (Archived)

". . . a beautiful piece that has the warrior recognizing just how much she values everything about her bard and trying to make that clear to Gabrielle after the young woman suffers a debilitating illness . . . DO NOT MISS!" -- Lunacy

4. For Forever by A.L. Dunham

Many Skills | Renascence (Archived) | Renascence (Alternate Link / Archived)

"The fourth entry in A.L.'s CAMPFIRE CHAT SERIES finds the warrior and bard having a heart to heart after some hidden feelings surface." -- Lunacy

5. No Place for Fear by A.L. Dunham

Many Skills | Renascence (Archived)

"This fifth entry in the CAMPIRE CHAT SERIES is a stand-out hurt/comfort story set at a time when Xena and the bard are getting ready to formalize their union and the warrior is beginning to fear everything may be too good to be true. VERY nice, loving depiction of the relationship in this. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

Cat's Meow Series by sHaYcH

1. Cat's Meow by sHaYcH

Athenaeum | Bear Blue (Archived) | Passion & Perfection | Shay's Playground (Archived)

"What happens when Gabrielle finds a talking kitten" -- Shay's Playground

"Gabrielle rescues a talking cat" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"While travelling with Xena, Gabrielle rescues a talking cat from a tree." -- Athenaeum

"This is a delightful little tale featuring a precocious feline that insinuates himself into the lives of Xena and Gabrielle determined to make these two see what seems very obvious to him!" -- Lunacy

2. Cat Scratch Fever by sHaYcH

Athenaeum | Bear Blue (Archived) | Passion & Perfection | Shay's Playground (Archived)

"A cat helps Xena rescue Gabrielle" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"The further adventures of Flax the Cat...oh and of a certain warrior and her bard too" -- Shay's Playground

". . . Having helped the warrior and bard FINALLY admit their feelings for one another in that story, Flax is now determined to help protect their love at any cost so when Gabrielle's life is threatened he joins forces with the Warrior Princess to fight the evil intent on destroying them." -- Lunacy

"Flax the cat helps Xena rescue Gabrielle's soul from "Brightbane the Soulstealer"." -- Athenaeum

Cerberus' Challenge Series by Puckster

1. Cerberus' Challenge by Puckster

Amazon Trails | Ashera's Archive | AusXIP | TN's Xena Page (Archived) Tom's Xena Page

Rated NC-17

"Aphrodite gets involved with Xena and Gabrielle's relationship - but she's not the only one." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Zeus is tired of waiting for our grrls to get together so Aphrodite decides to get directly involved; but there may be even greater powers at work here." -- Athenaeum

"An *EXTRAORDINARY* debut for a new bard, this story will likely make it into many a readers list of favorites! This tale is simply MAGICAL - one of the most romantic and passionate in XWP fan fic today. After an unnerving encounter with Cerberus, Hades' dog, Xena decides to go visit an old friend - a priestess of the great goddess Gaea with whom the warrior knows both she and Gabrielle will be safe while they rest and gather their strength once again. The priestess Sybil welcomes them with open arms knowing that beyond physical rest, the warrior and bard will need both strength and courage to deal with the raw emotions in their hearts and to finally face the burning passions pulling them together in a destiny slated to change the world. This story reads in part like a mystical fairy tale, at times like an erotic journey of discovery, and ultimately like the most tender of romances. A cautionary note - DO NOT read at work! ;-) Extremely well-written and beautifully presented this is a definite MUST READ!!! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!" -- Lunacy

2. Empathy's Cost by Puckster

Amazon Trails | Ashera's Archive | AusXIP | TN's Xena Page | Tom's Xena Page

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

Rated NC-17

"Gabrielle and Xena travel across the sea in search of a master empath on a quest to save the galaxy from certain destruction." -- Athenaeum

"Xena and Gabrielle must not save only a town but the universe." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Starting where the first story left off, this tale has Xena and Gabrielle traveling toward the Island of Thera so the bard can meet the "master empath" - a mysterious figure who they hope will be able to help Gabrielle control the empathic powers growing stronger within her. Soon they are joined on their journey by a spunky teenage priestess-in-training who is able to tell them a bit more about the dangers associated with Gabrielle's newfound abilities. What none of them suspect, however, is that the fate of the world will soon rest on those powers for a destructive force of unimaginable proportions has targeted the earth and not even the gods of Olympus can hope to stand against it. With the concept of a "chosen one" and a proud warrior protector on a valiant quest to fulfill their destinies, this story is very reminiscent of grand epics of fantasy literature like Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS or Terry Brook's SWORD OF SHANARA. Unlike those, however, it is like Puckster's first story, a very passionate, dare I say "imaginative" romance, that continues to explore the Xena/Gab relationship and presents us with a very beautiful, satisfying interpretation of it . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy 

3. Alice's Alternative by Puckster

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | TN's Xena Page (Archived) | Tom's Xena Page

"Valaska is back in the 21st century and it's up to Xena and Gabby to stop her." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Xena as Eco-warrior when she and Gabrielle are transported 2000 years into the future to join with a woman from the present to save a part of the South American rain forest and hence, the world, from Valaska." -- Athenaeum

"The story is set both in the present and in the ancient past and has the goddess Gaea once again calling on Xena and Gabrielle to help her fight an evil the two know all too well - an evil which now threatens a world warrior and bard never even envisioned. Joining them is Alice - a modern day woman that has lost her way in the world and is desperately looking for some meaning in her life." -- Lunacy

Certain Skills Series by Sarah Miller

1. Certain Skills by Sarah Miller

"Plot:  mostly about Xena going undercover as a slaver and Gabrielle is her prize servant. Xena soon realizes something about Gabrielle as she watches her dance and turn on her charm. For the slavers or the warrior princess?" -- Sarah Miller

2. Alex by Sarah Miller

"Three years later after Xena's death, Gabrielle struggles to do be the best Queen she can. During an Amazon tribute to Artemis, Gabrielle meets an Amazon named Alex." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

Changes of Heart Series Part 1 by C.N. Winters

*Amazon Trails and AusXIP have it broken into more parts but it's the same story

1. Betrayal by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

Set after X:WP episode, "Motherhood" 

"Gabrielle has finally had enough and walks out of Xena's life." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. Denial by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

3. Acceptance by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

4. Strife by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

5. Astonishment by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

6. Explanations by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

7. Sidekicks by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

8. Confessions by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

9. Knowledge by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

10. Complications by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

11. Truths by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

12. Decisions by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

13. Telling Tales by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

14. Confrontations by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

15. Battleplans by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

16. Conversations by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

17.. Reckoning by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

18. Favors by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

19. Choices by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

20. Realization by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

21. Challenges by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

22. Reservations by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

23. Inebriation by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

24. Reunited by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

Changes of Heart Series Part 2: Bonding of Souls by CN Winters

*Amazon Trails and AusXIP have it broken into more parts but it's the same story

1. Homeward Bound by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

Xippy Award

Set after the X:WP episode,  'Coming Home'

"Eve wants to go back to the Amazons and face justice for all the wrongs she's done. Gabrielle convinces tells her about the greater good." -- Xippy

2. Grief by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

3. Into the Heart by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

4. A Good Day's Vengeance by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

5. After the Storm by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

Set after the XWP episode, 'Legacy'

6. Filling Voids by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

7. Moving Forward by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

8. Sleep to Dream by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

9. Down Home by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

Xippy Award

"This is a funny piece set after Old Ares - Xena and Gabrielle talk where Gab's hands were while they were sleeping in one bed with Ares . . ." -- Xippy

10. Amazon Queens by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

This story takes place after the X:WP episode, "Dangerous Prey"

11. Technical Difficulties by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

12. Empathy Nest by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

Set after the X:WP episode, "Path of Vengeance"

13. Testing Fate by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

Takes place after the X:WP episode, "When Fates Collide".

14. To New Heights by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | CN's Tales of Romance

Set after the X:WP episode, "Many Happy Returns"

15. Soul Reunited by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

Takes place after X:WP episode, "Soul Possession".

16. The Karmic Cycle Just Ran Over My Dogma by CN Winters

17. Friend Indeed by CN Winters

Set after the X:WP series finale, "Friend In Need".

The Charioteer: In the City of Har by Susan Smith (Smitty)

1. The Charioteer: In the City of Har by Susan Smith (Smitty)

New Library of Alexandria | Susan Smith (MS Downloads)

 

"A plea for help from the Kingdom of Har (located near Egypt) opens this fantastic tale. Smitty constructs an intricate tapestry of love, romance and adventure. Her depictions of Gabrielle and Xena are deep, detailed and true. Get thee to the Library with all haste!" -- Athenaeum

""The Charioteer" has it all. Our heroines summoned to an unfamiliar kingdom, a land where Great Mother rules all and whose subjects follow a culture dedicated to sensual pleasures and decadent living, are to help preserve a tenuous sense of order and calm in the face of King's imminent death. If he should die without a named heir, a likely outcome due to the fact the Sovereign had slipped into a coma, infighting between the great number of possible heirs would ruin the kingdom and cause a great deal of bloodshed.

Xena and Gabrielle are to feel out the situation, keep the balance of power intact, discover any possible pockets of insurrection - and help the Great Priestess figure out who the heir should be. Piece of cake, right?

Well, then - add to that adjusting to the culture whose focus is on the pleasures of the flesh as a manifestation of the Great Mother, dealing with metamorphosing relationship between our two heroines, *and* a Sacred Harlot Priestess who might put a wrench in that very relationship - and you have yourself just the beginning of one of the *best* classic X:WP stories I have ever read." -- Xenalicious

". . . a long, magnificent tale of political intrigue, adventure, prophecy and the undeniable power of the heart. The story begins with Xena getting a summons from the Babylonian City of Har, where the Great King lies near death and chaos is imminent. Upon arriving with Gabrielle, they are informed by the High Priestess that the goddess Har has not yet revealed who will inherit the crown but that she did reveal in a dream that Xena would be the one to keep order until a choice had been made between the dying king's many heirs. Thus warrior and bard are thrown into an explosive situation - trying to keep the peace while at the same time, struggling with the feelings they have for one another - unable to deny these anymore but still too scared to give in to them - tempted at ever turn in a city where love and passion are celebrated. The goddess' choice eventually revealed, the two must then fight to protect the rightful heir - all the while protecting also a love which rivals their own and which at last encourages them to face the truth in their hearts. . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

Ralst Recommendation

leavethesky Review

Cover by Ciegra

2. Amazons of Dahomey by Susan Smith (Smitty)


"'Newlyweds' Xena and Gabby have to battle a deadly power play." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"In the West African nation of Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, there is a long tradition of warrior women fighting in their own corps. These Amazons, as they came to be known, used to protect the king of Dahomey. I went a few thousand years back, to what might have been an orgin for the myth and history of such a tradition. My nation of Amazons is purely fictious, but informed as much as I could by West African religion and mythology. Any flights of fantasy are my own." -- Susan Smith

"More adventure, more drama, more romance - add a war to be stopped and a sweet love story or two - Smitty has (amazingly) TOPPED The Charioteer." -- Athenaeum

"The Amazons picks up immediately after Charioteer and it's as compelling a story as you would expect from this incredible writer. Set in Africa, this story puts the bard and warrior in the middle of a complex confrontation between the nations of Har, Egypt, Rome, and the legendary kingdom of African Amazons known as Dahomey. Gabrielle is accidentally kidnapped and becomes a pawn/player in a complicated plot by the Romans to pit the Amazon nation against Egypt and Har in order to weaken them for Roman conquest. Xena, believing her lover dead, becomes the Ghoul, the Drinker of Blood as she cuts a murderous swathe across the desert searching for Gabrielle's remains. Riveting!" -- leavethesky

 

3. The Death Cult of Lydia by Susan Smith (Smitty)

UNFINISHED

The Chiaroscuro Series by Sharon "SL" Bowers

 

Swollen Buds Award: "ALL NIGHTER" / Novel-Length Stories

"This beautifully crafted six-part story arc explores the tensions between love and duty, pride and vulnerability, and the trust that is central to building a long-term relationship. The logic is inescapable: Gabrielle's light keeps Xena's darkness in balance. If Ares is to bring back the Destroyer of Nations, he needs to eliminate that counterbalance. Killing the bard might just make her a martyr, an exemplar of all that is good. Better to replace her. But has there ever been a fan fiction rival for Xena's affections that has been really credible? Bowers has created one in the person of Corin, a noble Amazon, Chosen of Athena, trained by Ares. It's not hard for the reader, or Gabrielle, to believe that the warrior might choose this magnificent woman as her mate - particularly since Xena and Gabrielle's relationship has reached a frustrating impasse. The bard doesn't seem much competition in comparison. But appearances can be deceiving." -- Swollen Buds

Cover by Ciegra

 

1. Tales of Dark and Light by Sharon "SL" Bowers

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

"Interesting story that examines the concept of light and darkness in a person's soul. While fighting a gang of thugs, Xena and Gabrielle meet a mysterious warrior - a beautiful Amazon whose haunted past makes the Warrior Princess reconsider her own." -- Lunacy

2. The Queen and the Soldier by Sharon "SL" Bowers

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

". . . has Xena and Gabrielle traveling on official Amazon business to the kingdom of Pellos. The journey and the time spent on their mission will mark a turning point in the lives of both women as they begin to acknowledge feelings they have been ignoring for much too long. For the bard it will be an awakening to new possibilities. For the warrior - a time of turmoil as she struggles against passions just recently stirred and fears of the darkness these could unleash . . . Nicely written and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!"  -- Lunacy

3. Innamorata by Sharon "SL" Bowers

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

" . . . has Ares playing a cruel trick on Xena as he tempts her with the allure of power and lust that were central to the warlord she once was. Xena finds herself in an alternate world - a world in which the Warrior Princess rules as the conqueror of much of Greece with a beautiful lover by her side and power in both their hands. Deep within her heart though, Xena senses something is missing - a presence from another life she goes to search for in a little village called Poteidaia." -- Lunacy

4. This Fire by Sharon "SL" Bowers

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

". . . this tale begins with a nearly dead Warrior Princess trying to recover from the vicious beating received at the hands of the god of war. At her side constantly is the bard, trying to mend the warrior's body and her soul - aware of the fears still residing within Xena's heart...and her own. Together they will try to conquer those fears as they take the first tentative steps down a new path in this emotional, passionate story. This latest part is VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

5. Time of Grace by Sharon "SL" Bowers

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

". . . has the developing relationship between Xena and Gabrielle finally culminating in a sweet, sensual surrender of the heart. For the bard it is magic. For Xena it is a bittersweet moment when at last she can glimpse a ray of light amidst the darkness that is her life - but it is a feeling all too brief as soon the two once again find themselves enveloped in that darkness and heading toward an uncertain future . . . This is a MUST READ only you miiiiiiight want to avoid it at work . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

* Intermezzo by Sharon "SL" Bowers

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

". . . although this story is essentially a flashback [think Evil Warlord Xena]-- the contemporary framework of this story takes place during the Amazon celebration described in "Time of Grace." -- Sharon Bowers

6. Walk Through Fire by Sharon "SL" Bowers

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

". . . The story has Xena, Gabrielle and the Amazons traveling to the city of Argon where they will join other troops in a combined effort to try to stop the advancing forces of Imperial Rome. For Xena the past and the present come together as finally she has a chance to avenge the wrongs done to her so long ago - but remembering the gentle bard who now loves her, the warrior cannot help but wonder at what cost that revenge will come. For Gabrielle it is a moment of decision when she might at last find herself facing the darkness within the warrior whose light she so loves. Masterfully written, this story and the entire series features a very insightful look at who Xena and Gabrielle are along with a fascinating exploration of the dynamics at work in their relationship. This is passionate, and wonderfully entertaining. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

The Coming Out Series by Joanna

1. Coming Out by Joanna

ArgenXena | Cousin Liz | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Saliendo a la Luz (Spanish Translation)

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"A Greek comedy, complete with Bulgarian Chorus!*the series is recommended by CN and Absinthe*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Xena y Gabrielle visitan Potedia con una gran noticia." -- ArgenXena

2. Coming Out: Part Deux by Joanna

ArgenXena | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Saliendo a la Luz: Parte Dos (Spanish Translation)

"And again with the Chorus... This just keeps getting better...." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Xena y Gabrielle llevan las mismas buenas nuevas a Anfípolis." -- ArgenXena

3. The Wedding by Joanna

ArgenXena | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

La Boda (Spanish Translation)

"Finally, a sanctioned relationship, but that darned Bulgarian Chorus just won't take the hint..." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Xena y Gabrielle celebran su unión en una ceremonia muy particular." -- ArgenXena

4. The Reception by Joanna

ArgenXena | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

La Recepción (Spanish Translation)

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"The gangs all here for this one." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Xena y Gabrielle son agasajadas con una fiesta inolvidable." -- ArgenXena

5. The Honeymoon by Joanna

ArgenXena | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

La Luna de Miel (Spanish Translation)

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"They just can't seem to get rid of that awful Chorus.." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Xena y Gabrielle culminan la epopeya en la suite nupcial." -- ArgenXena

The Committed To Paper Series by Black Gryphon

1. Committed To Paper by Black Gryphon

"Xena buys herself and Gabrielle a diary." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. Love's Price by Black Gryphon

"Xena and Gabrielle are both yearning for the other. What price must they pay for their love to be realized?" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

3. Love's Promise by Black Gryphon

"After Gabrielle's death, Xena makes a decision. Is there any way to right the wicked twist of fate that stole her love from her?" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

Comparing Notes Series by Charmer

1. Comparing Notes by Charmer

AusXIP | Cousin Liz | Obsession's Xenarotica (Archived)

Comparando Notas (Spanish Translation)

"A drunk Gabby discusses Xena with a couple of the warrior's former bed partners. Very, VERY cute! . . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

"Xena and her 'prowess' is the topic of a drunken discussion between Herc, Iolaus and Gabby." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. Turning Tables by Charmer

Cousin Liz | Obsession's Xenarotica (Archived)

"The mischievous Gabrielle from COMPARING NOTES is back in this "charming" tale that has the bard determined to give Xena a "new" experience and getting some unlikely help in the process." -- Lunacy

"Gabrielle decides to take the upper hand and see if she can trap Xena with a little bondage." -- Athenaeum

3. Winning Smiles by Charmer

Cousin Liz | Obsession's Xenarotica (Archived)

"Gabrielle and Xena join Hercules, Iolaus, Salmoneous and Ephiny at a Summer Solstice festival." -- Athenaeum

". . . the warrior is extracting sweet revenge on her bard for a recent humiliation. They are on their way to a festival Hercules and Salmoneous have organized to help for charity. It is an event ripe with possibilities where Gabby will find her hands full keeping the Warrior Princess from murdering pigs and kids even as she convinces her to "participate" in the fun. This is a MUST READ that will put a winning smile on your face! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

4. Lilla's Little Adventure by Charmer

Cousin Liz | Obsession's Xenarotica (Archived) | Tom's Xena Page

La Pequeña Aventura de Lila (Spanish Translation)

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

". . . Told from Lilla's perspective, it starts off innocently enough with Gabrielle's little sister getting ready for a visit from the bard and the Warrior Princess. It is a visit that none of them will ever forget and that will ultimately have Lilla seeing her sister in a very different light. THE MUST READ OF THE YEAR!! DO NOT MISS!! It receives my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

"While gathering eggs in the family's barn, Lila can't seem to find a good time to announce her presence to Xena and Gabrielle, who are otherwise engaged." -- Athenaeum

Compromises Series by Watcher

1. Compromises by Watcher

"The regent, Ephiny, sends for Queen Gabrielle" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Those of you who are romantics at heart are going to love this . . . Xena and Gabrielle return to the Amazon Nation where Gabrielle agrees to become the acting queen while Ephiny goes on a mysterious trip. In the month to follow, warrior and bard will learn more about themselves, what they really want in life and the incredible love that binds them as they look for ways to make each other happy - growing closer which each passing day. VERY nice!" -- Lunacy

2. Middle Ground by Watcher

"Set a few weeks after COMPROMISES, Xena and the bard have been kept very busy by the demands on the Warrior Princess. It seems they have had little private time to spend with one another and Gabrielle is letting her insecurities run wild. Torn by the bard's obvious pain, Xena becomes determined to get at the root of the problem certain that if they are honest with one another their love will help them find some middle ground." -- Lunacy

3. Memories by Watcher

"Back with the Amazons while Gabrielle recuperates from an injury which left her with amnesia, the warrior and young queen rediscover one another. Tender and utterly romantic." -- Lunacy

Cupid's Arrows Series by BlackFox

1. Cupid's Arrows by BlackFox

"Aphrodite decides to get even with Ares by getting Cupid to shoot Xena and Gabrielle with his arrows." -- Athenaeum

"VERY promising new story that has Aphrodite and Cupid wrecking havok with the lives of the Warrior Princess and her bard. Upset at Ares, the Goddess of Love decides to get even by having Xena and Gabrielle act on their love for one another. Cupid reluctantly agrees to help though he knows using his arrows on two people who are already in love can seriously backfire. His mother wants to expedite matters though so he follows orders and sure enough...things backfire!" -- Lunacy

2. The Trials and Tribulations of Getting Married by BlackFox

"Gabrielle and Xena get married but they spend their honeymoon looking for Meg with Joxer." -- Athenaeum

"This amusing follow-up to BlackFox's CUPID'S ARROWS has Xena and Gabrielle deciding to tie the knot with a little help from one of Gabby's relatives, just as an old friend shows up in need of their help." -- Lunacy

3. Bonded Forever? by BlackFox

"Gabrielle must make a choice when Perticus returns from the dead*recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Perdicus returns from the dead forcing Gabrielle to choose with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life." -- Athenaeum

4. The Wrath of Aphrodite by BlackFox

"Aphrodite decides to punish the lovers for breaking their marriage vows when Gabrielle decides to stay in Poteidaia and Xena returns home to Amphipolis." -- Athenaeum

5. Child of Love by BlackFox

"Thanks to Aphrodite, Gabrielle's pregnant with Xena's child but it's proving difficult to return to Amphipolis to have the baby as the couple encounters one obstacle after another." -- Athenaeum

". . . very possibly BlackFox's best work to date. Having struggled through a number of trials, Xena and Gabrielle are together at last and happy, although in recent days the bard has not been well, lacking her usual voracious appetite and often feeling nauseous. Soon they receive a visit from the mischievous goddess of love who has a little surprise for them!. . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

The Customer Series by Bel-wah

1. The Customer by Bel-wah

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"A left-for-dead Xena fights to hang onto her life with the help of a kindly "keeper of the dead."" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"A powerful . . . tale about an old soldier turned keeper of the dead, a "customer" determined not to cooperate, and a love strong enough to even thwart death itself . . . An exceptional MUST READ that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

2. A Xena Scroll by Bel-wah

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"Coming on the heels of Bel-Wah's THE CUSTOMER, this tale continues the story begun there as a recuperating Xena waits for her bard to return with dinner. The object of much mothering since her recent injury, the impatient warrior is anxious for things to return back to normal but touched nevertheless by her partner's loving concern. To pass the time she finds herself reading scrolls about a hero that's larger than life, realizing in the process just how mightier than a sword the quill can be, and wishing she could tell the world about the other gentle hero those scrolls never speak about . . . Another MUST READ from this talented writer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

Death and New Beginnings Stories by Mayt

1. The Final Night by Mayt

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

2. The Mountain Ridge by Mayt

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

3. The Unspoken by Mayt

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"After the crucifixion, Gabrielle refuses to be parted from Xena in the underworlds." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

4. The Hunted by Mayt

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"Gabrielle is attacked and defends herself; thereby straying from her *way*." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

The Debit by Joanna Sandsmark

1. The Debit - Part One by Joanna Sandsmark

ArgenXena | Cousin Liz | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

El Débito - Primera Parte (Spanish Translation)

". . . The story has Xena receiving a message from the "Quiet One Who Shushes With First Finger". Determined to help her long lost mentor - the Librarian - Xena heads for the land of Rus with Gabrielle in tow. Before long the bard will become intimately acquainted with a mud turtle, Xena will experience hurt without comfort and both our heroines will find themselves facing a despot who insist on payment of all overdue fines!! . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

Parodia de “The Debt I” -- Las Parodias

2.The Debit - Part Two by Joanna Sandsmark

ArgenXena | Cousin Liz | Tom's Xena Page

El Débito - Segunda Parte (Spanish Translation)

Parodia de “The Debt II”  -- Las Parodias

Debt of Life Series by sHaYcH

1. Debt of Life by sHaYcH

Athenaeum | AusXIP | Passion & Perfection | Shay's Playground | Shay's Playground (Archived)

"Xena's past comes to haunt her" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"A former slave/wizard of Xena's vows vengeance against the Warrior-Princess." -- Athenaeum

2. Orphans by sHaYcH

Athenaeum | AusXIP | Passion & Perfection | Shay's Playground | Shay's Playground (Archived)

"Xena decides to visit Solon but keeps running into diversions." -- Athenaeum

Down the Darkness Series by Mil Toro

1. Down the Darkness by Mil Toro

AusXIP | Jane's X:WP Alternative Fan Fiction (Archived) | Mil Toro's Xena Stories (Archived) | Tom's Xena Page | Xenadom

"Xena's having a hard time keeping her warrior's lust under control but her apparent lack of response to Gabrielle is driving the bard away." -- Athenaeum

". . . This new story explores not only Xena's darkness but also Gabrielle's attraction to it. Set after the events in the episode THE PRICE, this tale, in fact, captures the characterization we saw of Xena in that episode quite well. As the story unfolds, Xena is growing more and more troubled by the violent dreams she's been having concerning the bard she loves - dreams that recall a past the Warrior Princess desperately wants to forget but which she knows will remain a part of her forever. Meanwhile, Gabrielle struggles to understand, afraid she may be loosing the woman she loves and frustrated at not being allowed to express the depth of that love. This story is VERY well-written and intense. NOTE: Make sure to read the author's disclaimer concerning violence." -- Lunacy

2. Dark Beauty by Mil Toro

AusXIP | Jane's X:WP Alternative Fan Fiction (Archived) | Mil Toro's Xena Stories (Archived) | Tom's Xena Page | Xenadom

"Callisto plots to trap Xena in Hephaestus realm." -- Athenaeum

"The tale has a now happy Xena and Gabrielle being hunted by a very dangerous enemy - an enemy who was once the victim of the Warrior Princess - an enemy who has been obsessed with her since the fiery destruction of a village called...Cirrah. Very well-written and passionate, the story is partly told through a series of flashbacks which paint a chilling characterization of the Warrior Princess and give insight into the psyche of the one now hunting her" -- Lunacy

"A loose sequel to Down To The Darkness, an immortal Callisto returns to haunt Xena and Gabrielle." -- Mil Toro's Xena Stories

The Dream A Little Dream Series by Greek Warrior aka Joan

1. Dream A Little Dream by Greek Warrior aka Joan

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Athenaeum Ebook Links

"Another story of what happened after 'The Kiss', the one from the second season. Xena and Gabrielle return to the Amazon village and a certain blonde-haired goddess gets involved." -- Academy of Bards

2. He's Back (Or Make Love Not War) by Greek Warrior aka Joan

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Athenaeum Ebook Links

"Takes place immediately after 'Dream A Little Dream'. Xena and Gabrielle head to Amphipolis to see Cyrene and unexpectedly run into the bard's family. And Ares seems intent on causing trouble as usual." -- Academy of Bards

The Dyo Zoi Series by Destacain

1. Dyo Zoi by Destacain

Academy of Bards | Amazon Trails | Athenaeum | Athenaeum EBook Links | Heartbrkn's Place 

"First time story set directly after Gabrielle's verdict of guilty in Eve's trial during "Path of Vengeance". Gabrielle's verdict and Xena's reactions set in motion a series of events breaking the two soulmates apart. They discover the heartbreak of life apart, adventures with Aphrodite, Amazons, Ares and Eve, and the joy of being brought together by fate and the love they share." -- Academy of Bards

2. Eye Of Sieves by Destacain

Academy of Bards | Amazon Trails | Athenaeum | Athenaeum EBook Links | Heartbrkn's Place 

"Continuing on where Dyo Zoi left off, Xena and Gabrielle are still trying to pick up the pieces of their broken relationship.  Right before things begin to get back to normal, they are swept away to the land of Sieves to Find the missing Queen. During the journey they come in contact with a few familiar faces. They may save another world, but can things ever get back to the way they used to be?" -- Academy of Bards

Elana's Legacy Series by Patricia Winterburn

1. Elana's Legacy by Patricia Winterburn

Academy of Bards | AusXIP | ForevaXena

"In this very short story  Xena and Gabrielle get a gift from a couple of old friends." -- Academy of Bards

2. Elana's Legacy Part 2 by Patricia Winterburn

"Elana and her lover Ta'Kai face a life threatening challenge as an approaching army tries to attack the Amazon village. The young Princess and her small band of hunters must hold off the attack until Xena can arrive with help. The hunter is now the hunted." -- Academy of Bards

3. Elana's Legacy Part 3 by Patricia Winterburn

"In this third and continuing journey of Elana, certain truths are revealed to our young warrior and her mothers. The Gods have meddled once again, leaving Xena and Gabrielle unsure how to protect their daughter." -- Academy of Bards

4. Elana's Legacy Part 4 by Patricia Winterburn

"A simply wedding, what could possible go wrong. Two Goddess' that bring an unusual wedding gift, that's what." -- Academy of Bards

5. Elana's Legacy Part 5 by Patricia Winterburn and Debbie Dee

The Enchantment? Series by Friction

1. The Enchantment? by Friction

Ashera's Archive | AusXIP | PDA Fiction | Sapphic Voices

Amazon Ice Award

Rated NC-17. This rating is for explicit f/f sex, and m/f non-consensual sexual situations.

"Xena and Gabrielle take a break and visit the Greek Amazons, but little do they know that Ares is waiting for his chance.... A first time story." -- Ashera's Archive

"Ares places a lust spell on Xena but it's Gabrielle, not the God, that becomes Xena's obsession*recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Gabrielle's got a problem when Ares enchants Xena with a spell that makes the warrior lust after the bard." -- Athenaeum

"Determined to keep Xena from discovering the love that Gabrielle holds for her, Ares enlists the aid of magical berries to help break the warrior's will and make her desire only him. Just as he is about to succeed, an untimely interruption causes the God of War's plan to go awry. In a twist of fate, it is the naïve bard, not Ares that becomes the object of Xena's obsession." -- Whoosh!

". . . this story begins with Xena and Gabrielle visiting the Amazons where Ephiny soon finds herself in the role of matchmaker - trying to get the warrior and the young Amazon queen to admit what seems very obvious to everyone else. Her efforts, however, are soon thwarted by a vengeful god obsessed with the Warrior Princess and more determined than ever to keep her from discovering the love a gentle bard holds for her. This is well-written, with some very tender moments, lots of emotion, a little angst and a ton of passion! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

2. Enchanted Again? by Friction

Ashera's Archive | AusXIP | PDA Fiction

Amazon Ice Award

NC-17

"Gabrielle is overjoyed that Xena is hers, but Xena has some reservations" -- Ashera's Archive

"This time it's Gabrielle who's under the effect of the berries." -- Athenaeum

"Xena must now save Gabrielle from a lust spell *recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Having acted on their feelings at last, Xena and Gabrielle are deliriously happy - giddy in love. It is a happiness that fires the bard's creative juices, motivating her to write a new story but before long some distressing news puts a damper on things, alerting them to a possible threat and distracting the usually suspicious Xena from other unforeseen developments. This story will keep you mesmerized from the first sentence to the last. The romance depicted between warrior and bard is one of the most tenderly romantic and passionate in recent fan fiction making this tale a sure favorite but one DEFINITELY to be avoided at those places of employment ;-) Intense, funny and poignant all at once, Friction's latest receives my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

The Enemy Series by Gina L. Dartt

1. Enemy Mine by Gina L. Dartt

AusXIP | ForevaXena | Mega Fan Fiction | Scrolls of Callisto

"Callisto is back as Gabrielle protector*recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Gabrielle has been taken to be sacrificed so Callisto teams up with Xena to rescue the bard." -- Athenaeum

"In this unusual first-time story, Xena returns to the village she left Gabrielle in to go on a mission only to find the bard gone and the townspeople reluctant to tell her what happened. Desperate, she initiates an interrogation which comes to an abrupt end soon after when a VERY unlikely ally makes an appearance. G.L.'s characterizations are outstanding as is her depiction of the Xena/Gab relationship. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

Helen's Recommended Fiction

Ralst Recommendation

2. Enemy Ours by Gina L. Dartt

AusXIP | Scrolls of Callisto

"Valaska's out and she's after Gabrielle, so Callisto's back in the role of the bard's protector." -- Athenaeum

"This is a VERY worthy sequel to G.L.'s *excellent* ENEMY MINE which once again reunites Xena and Gabrielle with their worst enemy, Callisto, still immortal and still in the role Artemis forced her to accept - as the bard's protector. This time the blonde warlord returns with news of another threat to her charge - a deadly danger which could destroy both Gabrielle and all the young Amazon queen holds dear unless it can be stopped in time. As the unlikely trio begin their quest, a surprised Xena and Gabrielle soon realize that the woman now traveling with them is not the bloodthirsty killer they've known before. A child has touched the ice-cold heart of the blonde immortal, opening that heart to possibilities even Callisto would never have suspected. Very well-written and quite original, this story has it ALL - great action, suspense, TERRIFIC characterizations of all the main players, some interesting surprises, a magnificently passionate, sweetly romantic depiction of the Xena/Gab relationship and AMAZONS! Most XWP fan fiction tends to either concentrate on Xena and Gabrielle OR Callisto. This story offers a rare treatment in which all three are equally well-portrayed and well-integrated into the plot offering a tale which should delight Xenites and Callisto fans alike. This story shot with a bullet right into my favorites list! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! " -- Lunacy

"Callisto must protect Gabrielle from Valaska and finds love along the way*recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

Helen's Recommended Fiction

Ralst Recommendation

Eternal Series by TZ

1. Eternal Rewards by TZ

"Xena, at the end of her earthly life ponders her future in the afterlife. She is in for many surprises." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Set in the latter years of Xena's life, this first fanfic effort from TZ takes Xena into the afterlife to face judgment for her sins and to see once again a face loved above all others. Poignant and sweet." -- Lunacy

2. Eternal Love by TZ

"Direct sequel to Eternal Rewards that has Xena and Gabrielle joined in the afterlife amidst their family and friends." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

3. Eternal Bond by TZ

"Xena becomes more accustomed to life in the Elysian Fields--she and Gabrielle go on their honeymoon." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

4. Eternal Life by TZ

". . . finds the warrior and bard returning to life once again to fight a one-time friend turned into a ruthless warlord. In keeping with the rest of the series, this new story has our two heroines still very much enjoying the adventure and themselves, no matter the circumstances. An enjoyable read." -- Lunacy

"Xena and Gabrielle must leave Elysia to stop Xenon, who has become an evil warlord. -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

The Everything Series by Simahoyo

1. Everything That Is by Simahoyo

Academy of Bards Gen Version | Academy of Bards Alt Version | ForevaXena | Tom's Xena Page

"Gabrielle travels into the mountains of Chin to learn from a mystic who she believes can help her recover her sense of self and worth." -- Academy of Bards

2. Everything Is Alive by Simahoyo

"Gabby travels to Siberia, looking for the. "One God" and finds out what special powers her hosts have." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Xena and Gabrielle in Siberia. Alti tries to drive Gabrielle from Xena by telling her about the murdered Amazons. After fighting Alti, they meet the survivors of Xena's murderous rampage among the Amazons." -- Academy of Bards

The Everything but the Kitchen Sink Series by Ruth Gifford and atara

"The following stories comprise an interlocking series involving characters from both shows and taking place in an alternate timeline.  In all, the series includes the following pairings:  Xena/Gabrielle, Hercules/Iolaus, Xena/Hercules, Xena/Callisto, Xena/Lao Ma, Iolaus/Ares, and even a smidgen of Callisto/Gabrielle.  The stories are listed below in chronological order." -- Power Plays

1. Forced Revelations by Ruth Gifford and atara

Ashera's Archive | Power Plays (HTML) (Text)

Rated NC-17

Pairings:  Ares/Iolaus, Hercules/Iolaus

"A brutal assault forces Hercules and Iolaus to face their feelings for each other." -- Power Plays

2. Never Let Me Down Again by atara

Ashera's Archive | Power Plays (HTML) (Text)

Rated NC-17

Pairing:  Hercules/Iolaus

Iolaus reflects on the aftermath of Hercules' marriage to Serena." -- Power Plays

3. . . . But We're Not the Same by atara

Amazon Trails | Ashera's Archive | Bibliotheca (Home Page) | Obsession's XenaRotica (Archived) | Power Plays (HTML) (Text) | Tom's Xena Page

Rated PG-13

Pairing:  Xena/Gabrielle

"After the events of "The Debt," Xena and Gabrielle discuss some of their differences." -- Power Plays

"This stories takes place right after The Debt, beating Bitter Suite to the punch with it's reconciliation between Xena And Gabrielle." -- Obsession's XenaRotica

"Xena and Gabrielle admit to some of the lies they've told each other, and try to puzzle out why they do it." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

4. How Long Till My Soul Gets It Right? by atara

Amazon Trails | Ashera's Archive | Bibliotheca (Home Page) | Obsession's XenaRotica (Archived) | Power Plays (HTML) (Text) | Tom's Xena Page

Rated R

Pairings:  Xena/Gabrielle, Xena/Lao Ma

"While Gabrielle sleeps, Xena has a conversation with the spirit of Lao Ma." -- Power Plays

5. This Must Be the Place by atara

Amazon Trails | Ashera's Archive | Obsession's XenaRotica (Archived) | Power Plays (HTML) (Text) | Sapphic Voices | Tom's Xena Page

Rated NC-17

Pairing: Xena/Gabrielle

"Ares tests Xena to try to demonstrate that her relationship with Gabrielle is making her soft." -- Power Plays

"Ares tries to prove to Xena that her love for Gabrielle will cause her to lose her edge." -- Athenaeum

"Are's becomes convinced that Xena's love affair with Gabrielle will cause her skills to suffer... and sets out to prove it!" -- Obsession's XenaRotica

6. The Dark Side of my Soul by atara

Amazon Trails | Ashera's Archive | Power Plays (HTML) (Text) | Sapphic Voices | Tom's Xena Page

Rated NC-17

Pairings: Xena/Callisto, Xena/Gabrielle, and a hint of Hercules/Iolaus and Xena/Hercules

"Callisto takes Xena captive and forces her to undergo a harrowing process of self-discovery." -- Power Plays

7. Idylls of the Conqueror by atara

Amazon Trails | Ashera's Archive | Power Plays (HTML) (Text) | Tom's Xena Page

Rated NC-17

Pairings:  Xena/Hercules, Xena/Gabrielle, Hercules/Iolaus, Ares/Iolaus, Callisto/Gabrielle.

"In an alternate timeline, Ares takes revenge on Hercules." -- Power Plays

"In this explicitly erotic cross-over tale, Hercules has indeed a herculean task ahead of him as he experinces Xena the Conqueror first hand while trying to foil Ares' plans and regain what is his...and what is Xenas." -- Athenaeum

Falling Series by Grit Jahning

1. Falling by Grit Jahning

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

"Sent on an errand for her mother a fifteen year old Xena comes to Potedeia. And meets a small, blonde girl. Feeling herself pulled towards her in way she can't quite explain. Not knowing the pain Gabrielle has to go through at home she leaves again after a couple of days. But sometimes we're meant to meet and be together. A lesson Xena is about to learn herself. ... But will she accept her destiny? - The story covers nearly fifteen years in the lives of Xena and Gabrielle but I promise it will be finished and it won't be as long as it may sound." -- Academy of Bards

"What if Xena and Gabrielle grew up together?" -- Rocky

"The author claims in the disclaimer that this is almost an uber, but I disagree. This is classic, although it takes place in an alternative universe. Grit Jahning (fast becoming one of my favourite writers) asks what would happen if Xena and Gabrielle had met earlier, and both our heroes had the chance at a more normal life. Adolescent Xena avoids the horrors of the raid by Cortese, and Gabrielle finds a family that loves her for who she is. Normally this would remove much of the depth to Xena's character, but the leads and peripheral roles are so lovingly rendered; Gabrielle's rescue from her brutal home life, Xena's discovery of someone to believe in her are beautifully rendered, that it instead becomes the reader's wish that they might have evaded the standard timeline. But this is also one of the sweetest romances it has been my delight to read. Touching, well written, although sometimes painful as well, this is a feast for the romantic, filled with phrases and scenes that touch the mind and heart with unerring precision." -- Kamouraskan

"Set in an alternate reality, this new story has the Warrior and Bard meeting under different, but strangely familiar circumstances, when a fifteen-year old Xena travels to Poteidaia to purchase supplies for her mother. After nearly running over a young waif, Xena finds herself completely taken by the blonde five-year old. Similarly drawn to her new tall friend, Gabrielle treasures the sense of safety and affection she feels around the older girl. Unbeknownst to Xena, her kindness toward Gabrielle is a rarity in the small Poteidaian's short life - one that will motivate her to run away from her family seeking the new friend whose presence seems to drive all of Gabrielle's fears away. Allowed to remain in Amphipolis with Xena's family for a few moons, Gabrielle will experience happiness for perhaps the first time forging a friendship with her teenage benefactor neither girl will ever forget. In the years to come fate will drive them apart as Gabrielle has to return to her family and Xena pursues a career as a warrior fighting in the Athenian army - but their paths will cross once again in Gabrielle's greatest hour of need, this time cementing their connection into an unbreakable bond that will only grow with time, maturing from friendship into something much more and merging two souls meant to be together no matter what reality they're in . . ." -- Lunacy

2. Silence by Grit Jahning

Academy of Bards (Parts 1 - 4) | AusXIP (Part 1 Only)

UNFINISHED

"She almost lost her soul once. But this time she was going to make sure that it would never happen again. And if that meant conquering Greece and half the world to do it - so be it. This one could be considered an alternative ending to Falling. It isn't, really, but it does pick up an idea from that story." -- Academy of Bards

Family Traits Series by Christie D

1. Family Traits by Christie D

LOST STORY

"On a visit to Amphipolis, Xena discovers she has a niece -- Terri, the daughter of Toris and the Amazon Lysia. There's more than a slight resemblance between the warrior and the child." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. Family Traits 2 by Christie D

LOST STORY

Fantasies Series by JD Jenkins aka GabTBard

1. Fantasies by JD Jenkins aka GabTBard

"Gabby thinks about how much she loves her warrior." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"A surprisingly sweet revelation from the Warrior Princess reminds Gabrielle of how much she loves her partner." -- Xena Scrolls

1. Fantasies Realized by JD Jenkins aka GabTBard

"Following immediately after the exchange in FANTASIES, this little tale has Gabrielle putting in motion a plan to make all her partner's fantasies come true. GabTBard's characterizations here have a heartwarming, loving quality to them depicting two lovers who feel very deeply for one another." -- Xena Scrolls

Fetish Series by Kristien Damon aka Lawlsfan

1. Fetish by Kristien Damon aka Lawlsfan

AusXIP | Xena Eyes Collective (Archived)

"Comedy. Xena finds herself in an awkward situation when she's overcome with a strange obsession in this little story written just for fun as part of a bard's challenge." -- Whoosh!

". . . a chagrined warrior and bard experiment with "group therapy" to try to get rid off some odd little fetishes they've developed. Somehow, though, they keep missing the larger picture ;-) What can I say...WEIRD...but endearing." -- Lunacy

2. When Pigs Fly by Lawlsfan

AusXIP | Xena Eyes Collective (Archived)

"This amusing little tale was written as a result of a turnip challenge and is Lawlsfan's sequal to "Fetish"; it features a warrior, a bard, flying pigs, a wacky therapist, and turnips (of course)." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory Sunday April 30, 2000

The Finding My Way Home Series by Kerry Hurley

1. Finding My Way Home by Kerry Hurley

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | eBooks by Lida | Muzza (Archived)

"Our girls establish a new level to their relationship through somewhat ordinary circumstances...or as ordinary as these two can get." -- Academy of Bards

"Xena and Gabrielle seek shelter from the snow in Athens and later travel to Amphipolis where the two have a number of heart to hearts about their partnership, their lives, and the growing feelings between them. In her fanfic debut, Kerry brings us a THOROUGHLY charming portrayal of the Xena/Gab relationship with a fresh approach toward the characters that rings true despite being different. Kerry's Xena and Gab come across as very human, often using humor to deal with their insecurities and doubts in a story that is just about regular human beings and SOMEHOW manages to delight even without the use of gods or demons or winged angels ;-) Wonderfully realistic dialogue in this too. A decidedly satisfying MUST READ that comes VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

2. Candle In The Distance by Kerry Hurley

Academy of Bards | Muzza (Archived)

UNFINISHED - Last updated October 2005

"Xena and Gab continue their relationship while trying to deal with the Amazons." -- Academy of Bards

First Night Series by Wode Warrior and Skya

1. First Night by Wode Warrior and Skya

"Gabrielle and Xena spend their first night together after being joined." -- Athenaeum

"Adventures in the honeymoon suite" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. Broken Pieces by Wode Warrior and Skya

"Joxer joins the newly joined pair as Xena seeks to right a wrong from her past." -- Athenaeum

Foibles and Follies, The Misadventures of the Warrior and Bard Series by Kristien Damon (Lawlsfan)

1. If at First You Don't Succeed...  by Kristien Damon (Lawlsfan)

Athenaeum | AusXIP | Xena Eyes

"Comedy. A string of bad luck, which hinders Xena and Gabrielle from being 'reacquainted' after a warrior-hunting trip, caused great anxiety and trouble for the entire Amazon nation." -- Whoosh! 

"The Amazon Nation faces their biggest challenge to date when they find themselves having to deal with one very frustrated bard and one very "stressed" Warrior Princess after a string of bad luck seems to be keeping the two from...releasing all that stress ;-) . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" -- Lunacy

2. Simple Pleasers by Kristien Damon (Lawlsfan)

AthenaeumAusXIP | Xena Eyes

"Xena and Gabrielle know what the simple pleasures are...fishing...friends....time with a bard....time with a warrior…" -- Athenaeum

"Comedy. Xena goes on a fishing adventure and bring home a new friend. Meanwhile, Gabrielle amuses herself as she waits for the warrior's return. The Amazons get a surprise." -- Whoosh! 

"Ephiny inadvertently gets up close and personal with her queen and Xena brings home...a friend . . . Another one for the MUST READ list - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

3. Attention Shoppers by Kristien Damon (Lawlsfan)

Athenaeum | AusXIP | Xena Eyes

Xippy Award

"Gabrielle and Xena go shopping in this misadventure…." -- Athenaeum

"Comedy. Xena and Gabrielle go on a shopping adventure and wind up getting more than they bargained for." -- Whoosh! 
Part three of the FOIBLES AND FOLLIES SERIES finds our insatiable twosome engaging in one of Gabrielle's favorite activities while a couple of assassins target the bard, never suspecting just how unwise that can be when a Warrior Princess is vent on making sure her partner is enjoying herself ;-) . . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy 

4. Beware the Green-Eyed Monster by Kristien Damon (Lawlsfan)

Athenaeum | AusXIP | Xena Eyes

"Comedy. Jealousy reigns in this Xena/Gabrielle adventure leading to some hysterical encounters." -- Whoosh! 

"The fourth entry in the FOIBLES AND FOLLIES SERIES has the warrior and bard experiencing some difficulties with their love life when friends and strangers demand a bit of...attention ;-)" -- Lunacy 

5. No Room At The Doghouse, Er...nn by Kristien Damon (Lawlsfan)

Athenaeum | AusXIP | Xena Eyes

"Comedy. Xena and Gabrielle meet up with Hercules on their way to Athens, Xena has to make some tough choices, and several 'hair-raising' encounters ensue." -- Whoosh! 

Fortunate Series by Quest

1. Fortunate Mis-Fortune by Quest
Quest's No Frills Xena Fan Fiction Library
(Archived) | Tom's Xena Page

"Xena finds shelter for herself and the bard in a hollow tree after Gabrielle gets hypothermia." -- Athenaeum

2. MisFortune Revisited by Quest

Quest's No Frills Xena Fan Fiction Library (Archived) | Tom's Xena Page

"Xena rescues a slave who turns out to be more than what she appears to be." -- Athenaeum

Full Circle Series by Vada Foster

1. Full Circle by Vada Foster

AusXIP | Mega Fan Fiction | Naty | PDA Fiction | Vada Foster

"An unknown illness threatens Xena and Gabrielle" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"This second effort by Vada is a VERY well written, dark piece that will grip you and not let go. The warrior and bard visit an old friend of Xena's but soon find more than they were expecting. The romance depicted here is very beautiful but be aware that the story contains violence. If you're squeamish...ahhhh READ it anyway! It's TOO good to pass up! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

"While staying with an old teacher/lover of the warriors', Xena and Gabrielle end up doing battle with a mysterious illness threatening them all." -- Athenaeum

2. Out of This Darkness by Vada Foster

AusXIP | Mega Fan Fiction | PDA Fiction | Vada Foster

"On their way to visit Antea - Xena's first love and now trusted friend, the warrior and Gabrielle are happier than ever, in love and looking forward to the vacation. It is a happiness that will be short-lived, however, as the two fall victim to deadly predators - one human, one immortal, in a deadly attack that will change their lives forever, plunging their love into a darkness from which it may never recover. Vada's depiction of a happy Xena and Gabrielle is so loving and passionate, that it makes the ordeal they are forced into very poignant and griping. An outstanding read! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

"Strife saves a mortally wounded Xena but causes the warrior to forget the last two years of her life and to fly into a rage at an unknown Gabrielle's voice." -- Athenaeum

Future's Past Series by Akiela Xal

1. Future's Past by Akiela Xal

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Slayer's Time

"When Velasca finally escapes her rocky tomb, Xena and Gabrielle are thrust into a race against the clock to save their lives." -- Academy of Bards

2. Family Tree by Akiela Xal

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Slayer's Time

"The new godlings take a trip to Mount Olympus and discover that Hera's "Family Tree" has a few surprise additions." -- Academy of Bards

Gabrielle, Bard in Bondage Series by TC O'Neil

1. Gabrielle, Bard in Bondage by TC O'Neil

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Heartbrkn's Place | …Mightier Than the Sword | Taiko's Scrolls

"Looking for a X/G Alternative Fan Fiction story with no plot but involves a mixture of love and tenderness with spanking and bondage?  Well, here it is.  The end of the story answers a question we have all wondered about or, my theory anyway." -- Academy of Bards

2. The Saddle by TC O'Neil

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Heartbrkn's Place | …Mightier Than the Sword | Taiko's Scrolls

"Here's another Plot, What Plot? story that picks up where Gabrielle, Bard In Bondage left off. There are no other characters in the story except Argo. Xena and Gabrielle don't need anyone else... but you already knew that, didn't you?" -- Academy of Bards

Gabrielle Learns A Lesson Series by Wyatt Traishe

1. Gabrielle Learns A Lesson by Wyatt Traishe

"The warrior, love sick for the bard who's off meditating with Eli, takes out her frustrations on Amarice." - Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. Gabrielle Learns Another Lesson by Wyatt Traishe

"When one of Aphrodite's priests makes an unsolicited pass at Gabrielle, she throws him out of Cyrene's inn. The goddess takes her revenge on the Bard with humorous and amorous results." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

Gabrielle's Scrolls Series by Various Authors

1. The Heart Undiscovered by Tim Wellman

"Gabrielle writes from the first person about her first few weeks traveling with Xena. It is mildly alternative." -- Tim Wellman

"This is the first entry in Tim's new GABRIELLE'S SCROLLS SERIES, chronicling the bard's life beside her beloved Warrior Princess. In PARCHMENT ONE: THE HEART UNDISCOVERED, we read about Gabrielle's feelings during those first days with the enigmatic ex-warlord, how she intuitively understood this woman who was so different from her...and how she immediately lost her heart . . . DO NOT MISS! " -- Lunacy

2. The Pendulum of Life by Bel-Wah

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"Running into an evil warlord from the past causes Gabrielle to reflect back upon the evolution of her relationship with Xena." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"A beautifully written story reflecting all the themes around which this TV series was originally constructed. Set sometime after the third season, the story has Gabrielle reflecting on her travels with Xena, recalling the time, in the aftermath of a slaughter, when she first witnessed the murderous gleam in her partner's eyes. Remembering as well her first glimpses of the tenderness and compassion also present in that warrior heart. More than three years later, the warrior and bard come full circle as an elusive prey falls within reach and an ex-warlord remembers the sins of the past . . . A MUST READ! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

3. Wind by Draven

"Poetic vignette about two soulmates discovering one another." -- Lunacy

4. The Last Scroll by Silea

"A moving testament to the power of love and one very special partnership as a soul longs to be reunited with its other half." -- Lunacy

5. The Constant Heart by BelWah

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"Gabrielle writes a story to keep herself occupied when a dangerous situation forces Xena to leave her behind." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

". . . This is a splendid, almost mystical story-within-a-story that begins with a frustrated bard having to wait for Xena while the warrior goes to fight in a war. Alone by a campfire the bard is visited by an unusually friendly deer whose presence inspires her to write a story about valor and sacrifice and a love so great it could transcend even death itself. It is a story that suddenly starts to seem all to real for her when she experiences an unexpected loss and soon finds herself dreading the mere probability of another even greater one . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

6. Before My Eyes by BelWah

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"Gabrielle thinks back over her life with Xena, at the moment she sacrifices herself at the pit." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

Lunacy Review

Gaian Series by Dan A. Payne

1. A Gaian Vacation by Dan A. Payne

LOST STORY

"Gaia sends Gabrielle and Xena into the future to help a young man stop a thermonuclear war." -- Athenaeum

2. Gaia's Hero by Dan A. Payne

Heroe de Gaia - Spanish Translation

"Hera sends a mortal Callisto back to the land of the living to seduce Xena." -- Athenaeum

Gladiator Series by Aurelia

1. Gladiator by Aurelia

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Athenaeum EBook Links | AusXIP | Slayer's Time

PG-13+

"An alternate timeline Xena, which changes direction from "Destiny". Caesar has sent Xena to Rome for punishment instead of crucifying her." -- Academy of Bards

2. Chakram by Aurelia

Academy of BardsAthenaeum | Athenaeum EBook Links | AusXIP | Slayer's Time

PG-15

"In this sequel, shipwrecked on a remote island, Xena and Gabrielle try to come to terms with their new relationship, and the inquisitive nature of active nine year-old. Is this idyllic setting as perfect as it seems, or is it the home of something more sinister? -- Academy of Bards

Group Therapy Series by badbard

1. Group Therapy: Xena Fixation by badbard

Bear Blue | Coffee Stained Scrolls (Archived)

"A psychiatrist tries to figure out the fixation Ares, Callisto, Gabrielle seem to have for the Warrior Princess." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. Group Therapy 2: Need a Xena Fix? by badbard

3. Group Therapy 3: Gabrielle Addiction by badbard

"Surrounded by dead husbands, Gabby's convinced she's gone to Tartarus but fortunately Xena is on hand to take her to Elysia!" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory What's New Tuesday June 15

Gumboots Series by Lariel

1. Gumboots For Hire by Lariel

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | PDA Fiction


"Here's tasty tongue-in-cheek Uber about Xena, Warrior Investigator, and her latest case - finding Perdicus for a blond named Gabrielle." -- Athenaeum

"The Bogey and Bacall of the Xenaverse hit the seedy underworld of Ancient Greece. Xena:Warrior Investigator wisecracks her way through mystery and adventure as she takes on a new client Gabrielle, and the hunt for her missing husband. Can Xena fight her way through her own dark and frankly nasty past, hundreds of former lovers and her own libido? Will her dark, inscrutable ways and killer chat up techniques be enough to woo the classy dame? Or will she have to bump hubby Perdicus off in the end? Find out, in the first of the duo's thrilling adventures…" -- Academy of Bards

Cover by Calli's Creations

 

 

 

2. Gumboots Walk Again by Lariel

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

"Our duo are back again, and this time its Antiminius and his virgin fixation that comes under the Warrior Investigator's eagle eye. Unfortunately, she's having her own troubles, in the form of an unwanted assistant - Velasca has been assigned to the case. All that's missing is Xena's very own stalker...whoops, no! Strike that - here's Alti…" -- Academy of Bards

3. A Night At the Circus by Lariel

Royal Academy of Bards 7th Annual Halloween Invitational

The Halcyon Tales by Athemis

1. Twist of Fate by Athemis

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

"The story begins after the episode in which Perdicus and Gabrielle were married. Xena and Gabrielle try to conquer the fear and insecurities still keeping them apart while they help the Amazons avert a possible war with the Centaurs." -- Roving Reporter

"Nicely written story that has Xena and Gabby trying to conquer the fear and insecurities still keeping them apart while they help the Amazons avert a possible war. Unbeknownst to them, some fateful help is on the way . . . " -- Lunacy

"A child has been kidnapped from a village under Amazon protection and Gabrielle and Xena are the only ones who can prevent a war between the Centaurs and Amazons over the act." -- Athenaeum

2. The Endless Road by Athemis

Part 1 | Part 2

"A man from Xena's past runs into her and Gabrielle at an inn" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"In the second story, they've gotten past the fear, but realise that some big adjustments still need to be made that may be very uncomfortable." -- Roving Reporter

"Together at last, Xena and Gabby are delighted in their new-found happiness but find themselves realizing also that big adjustments will have to be made for their new relationship to work - adjustments which neither may be to comfortable with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

3. Shadow Mothers by Athemis

"In the final story, Xena and Gabrielle return to the Amazons for a ceremony confirming them as the Shadow Mothers of baby Kindra, whom Xena rescued in the first story...where an unexpected obstacle has Gabrielle and Xena struggling once again." -- Roving Reporter

". . . for the first time a very reluctant Warrior Princess is forced to confront issues she's avoided all her life - the true meaning of the word "family" and whether she will ever really be able to call a place..."home". The story has Xena and the bard returning to the Amazons for a ceremony confirming them as the Shadow Mothers of baby Kindra - the infant Xena rescued during their last visit there. For the Amazons it is a time of excitement, a time to renew the bonds on which the very foundations of the Amazon Nation rests, a time for rejoicing in the promise of a young life. For Xena it is a time of confusion, a time to remember old hurts and revisit ever-present fears - a time to reconsider all that her life has been and will likely become with the bard now at her side - a time to welcome possibilities or turn away from them forever. Themis manages to integrate into this story an impressive combination of pathos, humor and hope as we alternate between feeling sorry for the warrior, amused by her emotional quandaries and ultimately humbled by the strength, determination and honor with which these Ancient Amazon warriors led their lives. The ending of this story, rich in visual imagery, will leave an unforgettable impression. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

"Xena isn't sure she wants to be a godmother." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Xena has problems accepting responsibility for her goddaughter and all that that means." -- Athenaeum

Heart of A Warlord Series by Patricia L. Givens aka Patricia L. Ennis aka 1st Knight DAx aka DAx

1. The Labrys by Patricia L. Givens aka Patricia L. Ennis aka 1st Knight DAx aka DAx

Academy of Bards | Obsession's XenaRotica (Archived) | Passion & Perfection

"What would happen if Gabrielle wandered into a lesbian bar... A certain Amazon warrior used in Heart Of A Warlord was introduced in this story" -- Academy of Bards

2. Heart of A Warlord by Patricia L. Givens aka Patricia L. Ennis aka 1st Knight DAx aka DAx

Academy of Bards | Mega Fan Fiction | Mega Fan Fiction Downloads | Obsession's XenaRotica (Archived) | Passion & Perfection

". . . a very passionate first time tale that has Xena and Gabrielle struggling to understand the feelings between them just as an Amazon warlord comes into the picture to threaten everything . . . a must read which I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!" -- Lunacy

"A former Amazon, who it turns out has a history with Xena, befriends Gabrielle." -- Athenaeum

"Xena's old amazon lover befriends the bard." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Index

"A warrior from Xena's past has reappeared, causing havoc across the land as she attempts to make a name for herself by stealing more that the Warrior Princess' reputation... She wants Gabrielle too." -- Academy of Bards

Heaven Down Here Series by Rebecca Hall aka Storm

1. Heaven Down Here by Rebecca Hall aka Storm

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"The aftereffects of helping a raped villager act as a catalyst, sparking Gabrielle's attempts to get Xena to see her friend as more than just a young girl." -- Athenaeum

"Gabby is determined to make Xena see her as a woman, not a girl.*Recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Index

"This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful, well-written, moving and passionate alt. stories available in XWP fan fiction today. This first-time tale made my list of all-time favorites even before I finished reading it. It has Xena and Gabrielle traveling to one of the Amazon's border towns where Xena joins the Amazons to battle an evil warlord. Meanwhile, the warrior princess is engaged in an inner battle as well - determined not to show the growing feelings she has for a certain bard. Problem is that bard has plans of her own and to achieve these she is willing to risk it all - even her heart and soul. Rebecca achieves here one of the most fiercely passionate and tenderly romantic depictions of the Xena/Gab relationship in alt. fanfic. An exceptional read which receives my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

2. Wildfire by Rebecca Hall aka Storm

AusXIP | Pink Rabbit Consortium


"Short, sizzling tale of new lovers Xena and Gabrielle at an inn." -- Athenaeum

"For all of you who LOVED Rebecca's unforgettable HEAVEN DOWN HERE (and if you still haven't read this incredible story - you are hereby ORDERED to do so right NOW! ;-) comes this MARVELOUS new epilogue set the morning after HEAVEN DOWN HERE. Sizzling does not even come close to describing this little addition to the story which has Xena and Gabrielle dealing with perhaps one of their biggest challenges to date...the bard's newly awakened appetite for things OTHER than food . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! " -- Lunacy

Cover by Pink Rabbit Consortium

Her Gabrielle Series by Della Street

1. Her Gabrielle by Della Street

Passion & Perfection | Pink Rabbit Consortium

"Take off of 'Remember Nothing'. Xena tries to win slave Gabrielle's heart.*recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Index

". . . this extremely moving what-if story is based on the premise that Xena never did return to the regular timeline and is now trying to help Gabrielle recover from years of slavery . . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

2. Her Gabrielle: A Response by Rebecca Hall aka Storm

"Follow up to D. Street story. Xena must decide which life is better for Gabby.*recommended by CN*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Index

". . . has Xena trying to help Gabrielle deal with the anguish and fear branded in her soul after years of slavery . . . Together these two stories by Della and Rebecca are among my favorite of XWP fan fiction. A MUST READ for every Xenite! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!" -- Lunacy

"Xena begins to realize that, despite her best efforts, there is only one way to make Gabrielle's past life as a slave "go away"." -- Athenaeum

Higher Wisdom Series by Lady Jane Gray

1. Isle by Lady Jane Gray

2. Wrath of Achilles by Lady Jane Gray

3. Higher Wisdom by Lady Jane Gray

"Xena and Gabby get relationship help from a godess." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Index

4. White Warrior by Lady Jane Gray

5. Commitment by Lady Jane Gray

6. High Priestess by Lady Jane Gray

Homecoming Series by CN Winters

1. Homecoming by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | Ashera's Archive | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | CN's Tales Of Romance

Rated NC-17

"Xena and Gabrielle deepen their relationship while trying to solve a number of murders on the Isle of Lesbos." -- CN Winters

"Xena and Gabrielle travel to the island of Lesbo to help Sappho and the people there track down the killer who's unleashed a reign of terror there. In the process warrior and bard begin to give in to feelings they've been to scared to ever admit before. This story has a little bit of everything - suspense, romance and action." -- Lunacy

2. Coming Home by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | Ashera's Archive | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | CN's Tales Of Romance

Rated NC-17

"Xena and Gabrielle decide to visit their families to tell them that they are married." -- CN Winters

"Xena and Gabrielle return from Lesbos to spread the word of their joining but not everyone is happy" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"This intriguing sequel . . . has Xena and Gabrielle returning from the island of Lesbo - anxious to tell their friends and family about their joining there. Among the different reactions to the news, one in particular, from an unsuspecting source, will suddenly turn their world upside down, threatening the bond they've forged together and cruelly denying them the simple comfort of each other. It MUST be Spring in this story because love is DEFINITELY in the air ;-) Featuring lots of romance, humor and some nicely emotional moments, this story is HIGHLY RECOMMEDED!" -- Lunacy

3. Home Sweet Home by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | CN's Tales Of Romance

". . . this story is set some five years after the warrior and bard first join. It is a time they remember with a bittersweet sadness now, at a loss to understand the distance growing between them despite the love still burning in their hearts. Determined to find a solution, however, the two head for the Amazon Nation and into the ancient equivalent of...marriage counseling :) CN offers an original storyline here with strong characterizations of both Xena and the bard as older and more mature. Emotional moments combine with some humorous exchanges in a passionate, action-packed story that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! " -- Lunacy

"Xena and Gabrielle's relationship hits the rocks and to make matters worse Zagreus is planning to attack the Amazons.*Recommended by Absinthe*" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

4. No Place Like Home by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | CN's Tales Of Romance

"Xena and Gabrielle try to find someone to father a child for Gabrielle." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

5. Home At Last by CN Winters

Amazon Trails | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | CN's Tales Of Romance

"Xena copes with the loss of Gabrielle while raising their two daughters. The bard however is not as dead as she seems thanks to Hades." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

It Happened On Winter Solstice Night Series by Norsebard

1. It Happened On Winter Solstice Night by Norsebard

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Passion & Perfection

eBooks: epub | PDF

"While staying in Amphipolis for the Winter Solstice Festival, Xena and Gabrielle finally understand that they are much more than just 'best friends'." -- Norsebard

2. A Weekend With Aphrodite by Norsebard

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Bibliotheca (Home Page) | Passion & Perfection

eBooks: epub | PDF  

"On their way to Athens, Xena and Gabrielle decide to take a rest in the temple of the Goddess Of Love - perhaps they shouldn't have! The three of them soon find themselves on an adventure unlike any they've ever been on." -- Norsebard

3. Under Siege by Norsebard

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

eBooks: epub | PDF  

"In a small village they're just passing through, Xena and Gabrielle meet a friendly magistrate with a big problem: he has arrested two of Abraxus The Brutal's brothers and, predictably, the feared warlord isn't particularly happy about it. Xena and Gabrielle quickly decide to help the magistrate - but when the situation escalates, they find themselves Under Siege." -- Norsebard

4. A Big Step For Bards & Warriors by Norsebard

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

eBooks: epub | PDF  

"Looking for some peace and quiet after their recent fight against the warlord Abraxus, Xena and Gabrielle set up camp at a picturesque lake at the foot of a waterfall. Plans for a romantic evening are soon forged, but before those plans can be carried out, an old friend stops by causing unwanted complications for Xena and frustrations for Gabrielle…" -- Norsebard

5. The Amazon Way by Norsebard

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

eBooks: epub | PDF  

"What was supposed to be a fun couple of days in the company of Queen Melosa's tribe turns into anything but when Xena and Gabrielle find themselves in the middle of a border dispute. As the conflict escalates, it falls upon Xena, Gabrielle and a small group of warriors and inexperienced juniors to defend the village…" -- Norsebard

6. Xena's Birthday by Norsebard

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

eBooks: epub | PDF  

"Back home in Amphipolis to celebrate Xena's birthday, Xena and Gabrielle have to deal with all kinds of issues, like Ares bringing unwanted news, Aphrodite showing up with an embarrassing gift, Iolaus and Joxer drinking too much sweet ale, Cyrene making so much food that it could support an entire battalion - and someone from Xena's recent past hoping to re-connect with the Warrior Princess…" -- Norsebard

7. Xena, Champion of Ares by Norsebard

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

eBooks: epub | MOBI | PDF

"When Licantus, a feared slave trader and one of Ares' faithful followers, sends further raiding parties to mainland Greece to round up Amazon warriors, Xena and Gabrielle travel to his nerve center on Crete to end his reign of terror - but who will the God of War side with, his new disciple or his old Champion…?" -- Norsebard

8. Double Trouble by Norsebard

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

eBooks: epub | MOBI | PDF

"On their way to Kelitamenea to help one of Joxer's relatives out of a squeeze, Xena and Gabrielle run into a little problem in a forest - a little problem that soon blossoms into a great, big headache for the Bard who quite literally finds herself in Double Trouble… " -- Norsebard

9. A Question of Loyalty, Part 1 by Norsebard

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

eBooks: epub | MOBI | PDF

"Traveling close to Amazon lands, Xena and Gabrielle experience first-hand that Queen Melosa has started an all-out war against the neighboring villages and that she is supported by a band of highly skilled warriors who are fanatic followers of the old beliefs. While Xena stays behind to help a town build its defenses, Gabrielle travels to the Amazon camp to try to get Melosa to stop the devastating attacks…" -- Norsebard

10. A Question of Loyalty, Part 2 by Norsebard

eBooks: epub | MOBI | PDF

"After reuniting in Palladia, Xena and Gabrielle use their many skills to defend the town and its residents from the Amazons. Queen Melosa and Corianyx, the leader of the ruthless band of fanatics known as the Wild Boars, continue their quest to restore the Amazon Nation to its former glory - and now, they have set their sights on the biggest town in the region, Palladia…" -- Norsebard

The Joining Trilogy b M. Pappas and J. Covington

1. Ares' Game by M. Pappas

AusXIP | Fan Fiction by Mel & Janice (Archived) | Tom's Xena Page

"Xena is haunted by bad dreams about Gabrielle " -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

"Great story that is going to remind you a bit of the episode THE RECKONING in terms of Xena's attempts to outsmart the God of War. Having just celebrated Gabrielle's birthday and realizing how much the bard means to her, Xena is horrified when in her dreams she begins to see the danger Ares now poses for the girl. Determined to keep Gabrielle safe at any cost, Xena decides to give Ares what he wants but in exchange she sets conditions for the God of War - conditions which set in motion a plan that are the last hope for the warrior princess." -- Lunacy

2. Escapade by J. Covington

AusXIPFan Fiction by Mel & Janice (Archived) | Tom's Xena Page  

"Tale of Hero Gabby and sidekick Xena" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

". . . follows Xena and Gabrielle on the road as they start to get used to the new depth in their relationship. Matters get complicated when they meet up with an old friend of Gabrielle who goads the bard into a stupid bet and later as they travel to a village to help the people there deal with a local thug." -- Lunacy

3. Secrets Past by M. Pappas and J. Covington

AusXIPFan Fiction by Mel & Janice (Archived) | Tom's Xena Page

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"Gabrielle and Xena go home to the amazons to be wed." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

". . . As the story begins Xena and Gabrielle are considering what direction their relationship is to take now that they have admitted what they feel for one another. Knowing that it is important to Gabrielle, Xena agrees to have their union officially blessed by the Amazons, never telling the bard just exactly what the ceremony involves and never suspecting herself the series of events that will be unleashed as a result - events that will uncover a shocking secret from the past and that will threaten to destroy what Xena holds most dear. This story is long and THANK THE GODS for that because you will not want it to end! Romance, intrigue, drama, and a TON of humor all wrapped up in a very nicely written package. A MUST READ!!" -- Lunacy

4. Love Never Fails by J. Covington

"Xena feels guilty when raiders kill the son of a close friend and steal her land after the warrior promised to protect her." -- Athenaeum

"This excellent follow-up to the JOINING TRILOGY finds Xena trying to help an old friend fight the raiders threatening her land while Gabrielle, in also trying to help that friend, falls victim to an injury that may forever change both her life and that of the Warrior Princess. The days to follow will be emotional, at times scary and even mischievously funny as the two embark on a journey of rediscovery. Nicely written, romantic and sweet. DO NOT MISS!!" -- Lunacy

"Although it can be read on its own, Love Never Fails is actually the sequel to two previous stories, Ares Game and Escapade. The story begins about a month after Xena and Gabrielle's Amazon joining ceremony. While helping an old friend defend her home against a warlord, Gabrielle is injured and loses her memory. Hoping to help restore her memories and allow her own injuries to heal, Xena takes her back to the Amazon village. The story has some funny and touching moments as Gabrielle slowly reacquaints herself with her patient soul mate." -- Cee's Fan Fiction Reviews

A Journey of Love Series by ArdentTly aka Trish aka Trish Shields

1. A Journey of Love by ArdentTly aka Trish aka Trish Shields

" Sweet story set after the episode ONE AGAINST AN ARMY which has Xena and Gabrielle talking at last about feelings too long denied." -- Lunacy

"NC-17. Xena and Gabrielle are prompted to finally reveal their feelings after Gabrielle's near death in Tripolis. But Autolycus' appearance sparks Gabrielle's jealousy." -- Ashera's Archive

"Takes place after the Persians are beaten at Thessaly. Xena and Gabrielle have to deal with the words of love spoken in the loft during a time of great stress. Did they mean them? Helping Gabrielle get well after the being shot with a Persian poison arrow brings them both closer. Autolycus makes a short appearance, trying to entice a certain warrior with his charms but Xena only has eyes for Gabrielle." -- Whoosh!

2. Ardent Warrior...Passionate Bard...Jealous Queen by ArdentTly

". . . has the warrior and bard journeying to Amazonia where they plan to devote more time to exploring the new aspects of their relationship - only to find themselves smack in the middle of other people's relationships. A light-hearted tale with some fun moments." -- Lunacy

"NC-17. Xena and Gabrielle are enjoying their new found passion, only to have Xena's past intrude once again." -- Ashera's Archive

"Seems the two women can't get enough of each other and their love grows leaps and bounds as they make their way into Amazon land. Here they find Ephany still suffering the lose of her husband, unable to forge any type of lasting romantic relationship. Gabrielle decides to do a little match making. Xena bonds with Eponin the weapons tech, who is finding her own life rather empty. Ah, but love is in the air." -- Whoosh!

3. Hearts Lost - Hearts Inflamed by ArdenTly

Rated NC-17

"Xena and Gabrielle visit the Amazons and try to help sort through several Amazon love lives. " -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Index

". . . finds Xena and her bard still with the Amazons and very much into their newly acquired roles as matchmakers/counselors as they try to help their friends sort out some complicated affairs of the heart." -- Lunacy

"It isn't hard for the Amazons to figure out everything has changed between the warrior and the bard with hilarious results. Ephany discovers love as does Eponin and Solari. The local healer might think she's beyond the foolishness of Cupid's arrow, but she's wrong. This final story in the trilogy has Xena and Gabrielle pledging their undying love." -- Whoosh!

A Journey of Soulmates by Melissa Good

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Swollen Buds Award: "CONSTANT AROUSAL" -- Series

"Enter the world of Xena and Gabrielle, watch as their love blossoms and grows. Meet enchanting forest people, explore the various Amazon characters and their customs, learn of their family history, their sorrows, joys and fears. Join in epic battles as the duo battle a variety of villains and follow their tale as they strive to build a home for themselves after bonding as mates." -- Swollen Buds

1. A Warrior By Any Other Name by Melissa Good

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Un guerrier quel que soit son nom (French Translation)

 

"Xena and Gabrielle make a new friend who leads them down a very unexpected path." -- Melissa Good

"Rescuing a creature from certain death at the hands of a mob, Xena and Gabrielle offer to escort him home to his people." -- Athenaeum

". . . this story explores the themes of tolerance and friendship as Xena and Gab help a strange man-like creature and his people in their struggle to survive the fear and hatred of neighboring humans . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

"Xena et Gabrielle sauvent la vie d'un étrange personnage et font ainsi la connaissance d'un peuple très spécial." -- Katell / Fryda

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2. First Solstice by Melissa Good

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Premier Solstice (French Translation)

"A short story of how Xena andGabrielle might have spent their first Solstice together." -- Melissa Good

"Seeking shelter from the elements in a quiet mountain grove, the warrior and her young companion share their meager food supply as Gabrielle reminisces about a childhood Solstice and unknowingly gives a former warlord a very unexpected gift . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

3. At a Distance by Melissa Good

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La séparation (French Translation)

 

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"Gabrielle is recalled to the Amazons, while Xena decides to spend some time at home. The separation proves... illuminating." -- Melissa Good

"Queen Gabrielle is called to the Amazon village for a grueling series of negotiations that might be hurt by Xena's presence so the warrior decides to spend the time visiting her family in Amphipolis." -- Athenaeum

". . . They are traveling on their own once again and have begun to further explore the growing feelings between them. It is an exploration that will be put on hold suddenly when Gabrielle has to return to the Amazons to deal with a dangerous power struggle, while Xena goes to Amphipolis where she soon finds herself in a volatile situation of her own. Separated, the two can no longer ignore what they feel for one another but every day they're apart the danger grows worse until finally both realize they have no choice but to face that danger . . . my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

"Gabrielle se rend chez les Amazones pour tenter de régler un conflit. Xena en profite pour rentrer dans son village. Leur séparation s'avère difficile." -- Katell / Fryda

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4. Home is Where the Heart Is by Melissa Good

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Ton coeur est ton foyer (French Translation)

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"Gabrielle's father sends for her - but all's not what it seems in Potadeia, and Xena decides to find out why." -- Melissa Good

"Her father summons Gabrielle home to an arranged marriage but there is something else going on that Xena can't put her finger on." -- Athenaeum

"The story begins where AT A DISTANCE left off, with our heroines on their way to Potidaea after receiving a summons from Gabrielle's father. Xena immediately senses her bard's unease about returning home but does not suspect the terrible secret Gabrielle is hiding - the pain which once almost silenced the stories within her and which in a moment of desperation two years before prompted a young village girl to follow a half-crazed warlord on her quest for redemption. It is a secret Xena will slowly unravel as Gabrielle once again finds herself amidst people with no tolerance for those who are different, forced to deal with a family who have never understood her, and having at last as a woman to confront what years before a child could not. For both the warrior and the bard Potidaea will be a difficult struggle but one they are determined to face together, drawing strength from their love and the incredible connection they feel even...at a distance. The exchanges between Xena and Gabrielle in this story are some of the most moving, most beautiful you could ever read - even the most minor scenes between them burrow themselves in your heart sparking a warmth that just makes you want to read this story again and again . . . It is a MUST READ and carries my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

"Le père de Gabrielle la rappelle à Potadeia. Xena l'accompagne et en apprend plus sur la famille du barde." -- Katell / Fryda

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5. Bound by Melissa Good

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Unies (French Translation)

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"Xena and Gabrielle decide to pay their friend Jessan a visit, but as usual, unexpected things seem to happen." -- Melissa Good

"Xena is trapped, barely alive, under a rockslide and it's to Jessan and his people that Gabrielle turns to for help in freeing her partner." -- Athenaeum

"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 addition to this personal quest, the two will face new dangers as they try to help Jessan's people fight a bloodthirsty enemy and later find themselves strangely drawn to the ghosts of an ancient past - to the story of two other women who also faced incredible challenges and against the odds found a timeless love . . . BOUND merits my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

 "Xena et Gabrielle décident de rendre visite à leur ami Jessan, mais comme d'habitude, des événements inattendus vont arriver" -- Katell / Fryda

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6. Winter's Ending by Melissa Good

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"Home at last, Xena and Gabrielle find that trouble follows them even there, as Amazons, Hercules, and some very unexpected guests liven up their winter." -- Melissa Good

"Gabrielle and a group of young Amazons are taken by raiders while Xena is away helping Iolaus rescue Hercules, who appears to have undergone a personality change." -- Athenaeum

". . . the beginning of this novel chronicles a quiet time in the lives of the Warrior Princess and her bard. Having faced adversity, struggled with old wounds from the past and deadly enemies in their present, having finally surrendered to the love which binds their minds, their hearts and souls as one, Xena and Gabrielle have settled in Amphipolis for the Winter. With a home of their own at long last, family surrounding them and a joining to look forward to, their happiness seems assured. The Winter is hard, however, and long and before it's over warrior and bard will once again face new challenges - the first one of which arrives with a friend in trouble and young lives on the line . . . it is NOT TO BE MISSED and gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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7. The Longest Night by Melissa Good

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"Friends and relations gather in Amphipolis to celebrate the Winter Solstice, and a long-awaited joining." -- Melissa Good

"Still in Amphipolis where Gabrielle has been recovering from her recent ordeal, Xena and the bard learn from some refugees of the activities of raiders in the surrounding areas. Worried for Gabrielle's family who will be traveling to Amphipolis to attend their planned joining ceremony, the two decide to head out to meet them. Despite their genuine concern, the decision reflects a growing need they've both had to return to the freedom of life on the road - the freedom to enjoy the closeness they now share and the natural world that was their only home for so long - only the beauty of that world can be deceptive, hiding dangers both natural and man-made . . . this one gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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8. Reflections from the Past by Melissa Good

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Reflets du passé (French Translation)

 "Xena and Gabrielle while away the long winter days translating a set of old scrolls that hold a story strangely familiar to them." -- Melissa Good

"Xena translates Ardwyn's scrolls for Gabrielle." -- Athenaeum

"As the story begins Xena and her bard are still hibernating in Amphipolis, enjoying the peace of their home and the simple comfort of just being with one another. They decide to work on translating the ancient scrolls they found while visiting Jessan's people in BOUND. Before long they are uncovering an emotional tale, almost as passionate and poignant as their own, involving a village girl named Ardwyn and the enigmatic Viking warrior who captures her heart. All the while the story revealed in those scrolls is awakening memories in Xena and Gabrielle, memories of the times they've shared and the long road they've traveled to get to the happiness they're now blessed with . . . The uber sections in this story are also particularly well written - done in a style that is different from the rest of the novel and adds tremendously to the atmosphere of the more ancient story . . . What are you still doing reading this review???? GO READ THE STORY!!! It gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIO" -- Lunacy

"Xena et Gabrielle passent l'hiver à Amphipolis et en profitent pour traduire les manuscrits d'Ardwyn" -- Katell / Fryda

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9. Darkness Falls by Melissa Good

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Xippy Award

"The Rift behind them, Xena and Gabrielle start down the long road to reconciliation as they rebuild their lives." -- Melissa Good

". . . it is especially heart-wrenching to see [their] relationship in pieces at the beginning of this latest story as Xena and Gabrielle struggle to try to deal with what has happened to them and what they've done to one another. Missy changes the events which we saw on TV just a bit but other than that she plunges headlong into the trauma of the rift chronicling a much more realistic emotional journey for Xena and Gabrielle as they start on the path back to one another . . . This story gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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10. Leap of Faith by Melissa Good

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"A delayed trading caravan draws Xena and Gabrielle's attention, with results neither of them expected." -- Melissa Good

"The approaching winter finds a "retired" Xena and Gabrielle working on their healing relationship. Soon, however, kidnappings around Amphipolis and Poteidaia bring Xena and Gabrielle out of "retirement."" -- Athenaeum

". . . the story begins with the warrior and bard recovering nicely from their recent ordeals, rejoicing in the healing their relationship is experiencing. The sense of things in fact returning back to normal becomes even more pronounce when they visit Poteidaia and once again find people in need of their help, people looking to the Warrior Princess when no other hope remains. Unbeknownst to them, trouble is stirring in other parts too, as danger envelops a dear friend . . . A MUST READ that receives my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

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11. Promises Kept by Melissa Good

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"Xena and Gabrielle are enjoying their re-discovered ease with each other and beginning to make plans for the future when a summons from someone in Xena's past intrudes." -- Athenaeum

"Back on the road again, Xena and Gabrielle find that trouble is not about to leave them alone, as Xena receives a summons from an old comrade at arms, reminding her of a favor owed." -- Melissa Good

". . . finds the warrior and bard getting on with their lives, making plans for both the weeks ahead...and the years they plan to spend together. For Xena this involves some final preparations for their upcoming trip to see friends and family...for the bard it means taking the first steps in turning a wish into reality . . . IT gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

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12. Festival by Melissa Good

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"Xena and Gabrielle head forAmazon Country, to join them for the festival of Dionysus. It's supposed to be a nice, peaceful interlude, but as you know, Amazons + Gabrielle = TROUBLE." -- Melissa Good

"finds the warrior and bard on their way to the Amazons to celebrate the Festival of Dyonisus. Missy maintains the general sense of playfulness and happiness the warrior and bard achieved in PROMISES KEPT after learning that their little family will be growing. The opening of this latest offering embodies what makes this bard's fiction so very special - a magical sense of connection and trust and love between two soulmates reveling in the simple pleasure of being together . . . gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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13. Circle of Life by Melissa Good

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"After the bard's close call with Death, Gabrielle and Xena settle down at home in Amphipolis to await the birth of their child. But things never go quite as planned, and when Amazons,forest dwellers, and enemies are involved…" -- Melissa Good

"Gabrielle and Xena have a cult to deal with, and family and friends to rescue, but with Gabrielle's pregnancy bloomin, Amazons bickering and a trade fair just waiting to begin, the circle of life may be closing in a little too tightly for the heroes!" -- Athenaeum

". . . set after the events in the episode FAMILY AFFAIR. Still recuperating from their recent ordeal, the warrior and bard are back in Amphipolis awaiting the birth of their child and treasuring their time together as never before. With Amazons visiting and word of friends and family in trouble, however, their tranquillity is short-lived as the two, reunited once again, prepare to face whatever life throws their way . . . This gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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14. Dark Comes the Morning by Melissa Good

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Xippy Award

"Xena and Gabrielle have settled contentedly in Amphipolis, and are enjoying their new baby daughter, Doriana. Or are they? Life is, as Gabrielle well knows, a series of trade offs. To achieve one thing, you often have to give up something else." -- Melissa Good

". . . the story of the warrior and bard almost a year after the events in CIRCLE OF LIFE. Enjoying the new addition to their family, Xena and Gabrielle are happy seeing their daughter grow and spending time with friends and family but there's a restlessness stirring within them also as the bard finds herself craving those quiet times she used to spend with the warrior on the road, and Xena works to keep her active mind challenged. It's a restlessness that soon finds an outlet when refugees begin to arrive in Amphipolis from neighboring areas prompting Xena and her partner to go do a little investigating in a decision that will herald the return of a terrible darkness into their lives . . . It gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

"Melissa Good weaves a tale of a danger to Greece from a mysterious medallion worn by a warlord intent on capturing Greece and the Warrior Princess." -- Xippy

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15. A Matter of Pride by Melissa Good

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 "Amphipolis has grown into a bustling trading center, with an increasing population and the troubles that come with success. One thing they don't have to worry about though, is being attacked. Everyone knows the Protector of Amphipolis, and no one wants to mess with her for a minute.

Except her baby daughter, and a certain bard.

Xena and Gabrielle decide to take a trip to Athens, to register Amphipolis' concerns and have a little fun watching the pageantry and glamour of the Olympic Games. However, nothing is ever simple when Xena's involved, and soon the real fun begins." -- Melissa Good

". . . As our story commences the two are living an unusually peaceful life in Amphipolis, helping to chart the town's rapid growth, trying to keep Dori in one piece, and as always, enjoying one another. It's a quiet time destined to end all too quickly when the recent prosperity they helped to bring to Amphipolis attracts some unwelcome attention forcing the warrior and bard to once again take to the road - this time to represent the interests of their family and neighbors in a whole different arena . . . gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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16. Champion by Melissa Good

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"On the way home from Athens, Xena, Gabrielle, and their daughter Dori find themselves caught up in the lives of their old friends the forest dwellers. Xena has been summoned to take up the mantle of tribal champion, a title she won in a time before her world, and Gabrielle’s so radically changed. Can she live up to the reputation that title demands?" -- Melissa Good

". . . picks up the story after Xena and Gabrielle's visit to Athens. The trip home is interrupted by a forest dweller with an urgent message for the two - Lestan is dying and he needs to see Xena. What they find when they reach their old friend is a devastated community and a people in turmoil - torn between their more violent nature and the soul bonds which have formed such an integral part of their society for so long. Some of the younger forest dwellers are determined to undermine the power of the soul bonds. Certain that love only weakens warriors, they have vowed to bring back the more savage traditions of a people long devoted to the God of War. Unbeknownst to them, Ares' Chosen and her soul bond are about to show them just what love can do to warriors. Throw in a precocious toddler that is VERY much her parents' kid - and the forest dwellers are in for a much WILDER time than they ever imagined!. . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

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17. Giving Thanks by Melissa Good

"A short story of Xena, Gabrielle, and Dori on the road home." -- Melissa Good

18. One Wild Ride by Melissa Good

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"Xena and Gabrielle are home in Amphipolis at last. Things have changed, and not all for the better, but before they have an opportunity to straighten it all out, the spring thaws threaten the new city they find on their return and Xena and Gabrielle find themselves on a wild ride into danger that promises an even more dangerous way back home." -- Melissa Good

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19. A Queen's Tale by Melissa Good

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"Xena and Gabrielle have eased back into life at home after their last harrowing adventure. Gabrielle has taken over running the Amazons, the Amazons have settled into their new home, and Xena's just chilling out and practicing her swordsmanship as she keeps an eye on little Dori. But as usual, the Fates are never content to leave them alone and soon enough trouble comes banging on the door and once again they have to decide whether to answer it, or this time, escape out the back window." -- Melissa Good

20. Body, Heart and Soul By Melissa Good

IN PROGRESS

"Xena and Gabrielle are back, trying to adjust to living at home in Amphipolis. A lot of stories often have them leaving home and traveling for their adventures but this time they have decided to resist the urge to wander. But for how long? I think this time the greater good is going to be debated rather than served." - Merwolf's Blog

Xena and Gabrielle have gotten used to the changes in their lives after their return from stopping the war between Athens and Sparta. Xena has started to expand her army and look for new allies in Thrace and Gabrielle is busy running her Amazon tribe while Ephiny gestates. Things are looking up - right?" -- Melissa Good

Journey's Gift Series by Morgaine

1. Journey's Gift by Morgaine

"A very close childhood friend, whose son is heir to a throne and who is now threatened with assassination, summons Xena." -- Athenaeum

2. Fate's Gift by Morgaine

"The fates help Artemis in keeping Xena alive" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

Justice In Walsas Series by Enginerd

1. Justice in Walsas by Enginerd

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". . . The tale has Gabrielle troubled by a mysterious dream which she soon learns Lila her sister has been having as well. It is a dream that will bring back troubling memories from their past and lead them to a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, Xena herself is troubled by the distance she feels between herself and the bard, never suspecting how hurt Gabrielle feels by this distance and how desperately she wants to close the gap between them . . . This story has everything - suspense, mystery, comedy, adventure and lots of emotion. NOT TO BE MISSED! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

2. In A Man's World by Enginerd

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3. On Uncertain Ground by Enginerd

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"Struggling with the growing feelings they have for one another, the warrior and bard have grown distant - too afraid to admit the truth and once again preoccupied with the needs of others. This time a love-sick Meleager calls on them to help him win the hand of Gabrielle's oldest sister Sarah while they all search frantically for a missing Lilla. Once again Enginerd is successful in keeping us glued to the page (or the screen as the case may be :) with an original, well-crafted plot rich in drama, humor, adventure and some of the strongest characterizations in fan fiction today. This one is NOT TO BE MISSED! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

4. The Gift of Gab by Enginerd

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"Gabby is honored by a literary society but not every member is please with her presence" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

". . . In this latest tale Xena and Gabby travel to the city of Verbinia to answer a plea for help sent to the Warrior Princess. They find a city with strange customs, obsessive believes and an underlying sense of danger in the air that will ultimately envelop the two, testing the bond between them and forcing them to face new enemies as well as old ones . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

5. For Better or Worse by Enginerd

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"Lila, now a queen through marriage, could face war against Gabrielle and the amazons" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

". . . Having finally admitted their love for one another, Xena and Gabrielle are still adjusting to the dynamics of their new relationship when they are called back to Walsas to help with the marriage of the bard's older sister and a very nervous Meleager the Mighty. On top of wedding plans, Gabrielle soon finds herself faced with a mother who has never forgiven her for leaving home years before, and struggling with self-doubts inspired by the knowledge that a certain Warrior Princess will never see her as an equal. As if that weren't enough, news soon arrive from Amazonia of a crisis brewing there - a crisis which could cost the young Amazon queen her very life... This is a terrific action-adventure, a romance which will melt your heart, a poignant hurt/comfort tale, and a HILARIOUS comedy all wraped-up in an exquisitely written package you will NOT soon forget . . . This is one of the BEST stories I have ever read and a MUST for every Xenite. It receives my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

6. With Good Intentions by Enginerd

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". . . a novel that is actually TWO stories in one - a wild action-adventure featuring everyone's favorite archeological duo, Janice and Mel - and an emotional rollercoaster featuring the warrior and bard in a struggle with old enemies and new fears on the eve of what should have been a time for rejoicing. WITH GOOD INTENTIONS continues where Enginerd's exceptional FOR BETTER OR WORSE left off. It finds Xena and the Gabster making plans for their formal union when word reaches them that a deadly warlord is preparing to attack a hapless town, all in the name of revenge against the Warrior Princess who once disfigured him. Fearing for Gabrielle's safety but unsuccessful in her attempts to discourage the bard from following, Xena heads into battle determined to keep the past from hurting her gentle partner yet never suspecting how much more damage the present might inflict. Meanwhile, in another place and time, while helping her own partner battle gold smugglers, a usually clumsy and insecure Mel Pappas finds herself feeling decidedly more competent after a stranger pays her a visit... Enginerd does a terrific job of connecting the two stories - as she explores the insecurities and strengths of these four women - placing the usually confident Xena and Janice in unusually vulnerable positions, while Mel works to temper skills she's never had before and Gabrielle faces the prospect of life without her soulmate . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

Just the Beginning Series by Vertigo

1. Just the Beginning by Vertigo

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Amazon Ice Award

"Xena realizes she's been a bad girl when she accidentally destroys of her partner's scrolls so she sets out to keep the bard's mind off that scroll in a decidedly effective way." -- Lunacy

2. Just the Beginning: The Sequel by Vertigo

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Amazon Ice Award

3. Just the Beginning: The Other Sequel by Vertigo

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Amazon Ice Award

A Life Worth Living Series by Cheeya

FanFiction.Net Reviews (Spoilers)

1. Gabrielle's Fate by Cheeya

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"Ares gives Xena an ultimatime: He will bring her brother Lyceus back, if she will give up Gabrielle…." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

2. Fighting the Darkness by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

"Gabrielle must fight the darkness in her that was left by Ares. Xena has an idea on how to break the bond between God and Bard…" -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

3. The Journey to Hibernia by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

4. The Fianna by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

5. The Golden Harp by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

6. The Warrior Way by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

7. The Proposal by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

8. The Joining by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

9. A New Life by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

10. Darkness Calls by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

11. A Mother's Love by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

12. Family Matters by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

13. Domestic Bliss by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

14. Time to Play by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

15. Fighting Back by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

16. The Stand by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

17. Camel Racing in Alexandria? by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

18. The Price of A Good Deed by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

19. Controlling Destiny by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

20. Full Circle by Cheeya

Cheeya (Archived) | FanFiction.Net

The Light Series by Patricia L. Ennis (Patricia Givens / 1st Knight Dax)

1. The Light by Patricia L. Ennis (Patricia Givens / 1st Knight Dax)

Obsession's XenaRotica (Archived) | Passion & Perfection

"Silent musings from the Amazon Queen Gabrielle. Not exactly a story, not quite a poem, more like an entry in Gabrielle's journal.." -- Obsession's Xenarotica

2. The Darkness by Patricia L. Ennis (Patricia Givens / 1st Knight DAx)

"Gabrielle's continuing thoughts about Xena's true nature and her own consuming need for the warrior." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

The Lion's Wall Cycle by Jim Kuntz

1. The Fortress by Jim Kuntz

Athenaeum | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Die Festung (German Translation)

". . . this exceptionally well-written, fast-paced tale has the warrior and bard sneaking into a fortress to secretly retrieve the Scepter of Athena. It is a mission that becomes more of a challenge then either had hoped for when the bard is injured and Xena finds herself struggling to save them both and struggling with the knowledge of how her life continues to endanger the woman she loves . .  In parts an action-adventure, in parts a hurt/comfort story, this is a definite MUST READ folks! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

2. The City by Jim Kuntz

Athenaeum | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Die Stadt (German Translation)

". . . picks up the story as Xena and Gabrielle arrive at the kingdom of Xora to return the Scepter of Athena. For the bard it becomes a learning experience as Xena decides to take a back seat so that the Queen of the Amazons can shine, convincing her partner of how advantageous it can be for the Amazon Nation to form such ties, and finding herself strangely content to lie in the shadows for once. Jim deepens the characterizations beautifully in this story. He explores the psyche of an ex-warlord now finding contentment in the growing peace of her life and the love of her soulmate. He also looks at a young woman coming into her own as queen . . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

3. The Journey by Jim Kuntz

Athenaeum | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Die Reise (German Translation)

". . . a RIVETING character piece that includes a confrontation I would pay GOOD MONEY to see in the TV series! On their way to the Amazons after their stay in Xora, Xena and Gabrielle finally face issues they've been avoiding for much too long as a VERY brave bard incurs the rage of warlord to uncover the secrets of a heart full of shame. Outstanding writing, compelling characterizations and a very sophisticated, sensitive treatment of the relationship make this tale one you will NOT want to put down. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

4. Meg's by Jim Kuntz

Athenaeum | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

Bei Meg (German Translation)

". . . this story finds the warrior and bard continuing to grow closer as they visit an old friend and become determined to help her find the happiness they themselves have discovered." -- Lunacy

5. The Lion's Wall by Jim Kuntz

AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction | Tom's Xena Page

German Translation

". . . an emotional roller coaster that will have you experiencing the gamut of emotions right along with the characters. Starting shortly after where MEG'S left of, the story has Xena and Gabrielle feeling decidedly romantic as they prepare for the wedding of two good friends. It's an occasion that inspires warrior and bard to dream of their future together and to the ex-warlord's amazement even make plans for a family she never thought she would have. Too soon, however, that future is in peril as the past Xena has struggled so hard to escape comes back to haunt her, this time endangering not only her bard but all they hold dear and threatening at last to fulfill the promise of an evil shamanes. With no choice but to face those mistakes of the past, the Lion of Amphipolis rises again with the Amazon Queen now at her side as they place themselves between Greece and the greatest threat their land has ever known. At times one heck of a difficult read, this is a well-written powerful tale that holds no punches as it faces head on the reality of these brutal times and the sacrifices exacted from those history would call heroes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

Long is the Way Series Part 1 by de Bonheur

1. A Kind of Warfare by de bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"This is erotica with a twist. The warrior gets ravished. I'll leave the rest for you all to discover. Note: There are elements of S&M in this story...I think 8-\ " -- Lunacy

"While attending an Amazon festival with Gabrielle, Xena is captured and driven into sexual submission by a blond warrior." -- Athenaeum

2. Charon's Frogs by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"A story about missing frogs, a frustrated bard and a very determined Warrior Princess :)" -- Lunacy

3. One Word by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"Emotional story that has an anxious Gabrielle waiting for her warrior while Xena tries to complete a very dangerous mission." -- Lunacy

"Gabrielle returns to the Amazons to preside over a festival while Xena rides off after a bear." -- Athenaeum

4. To Live by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"A deeply SENSUAL new offering depicting the coming together of two souls." -- Lunacy

"Series of thoughts and feeling when the two lovers are separated." -- Athenaeum

5. Solitude's Guardian by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"A beautifully romantic and soulful look at the relationship between warrior and bard. Resting in Amphipolis with the bard, Xena thinks back on their first time together and on the magic they have shared ever since. This is the fifth installment in the LONG IS THE WAY SERIES. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

"Gabrielle insists Xena take time to recuperate so the two friends spend time in Amphipolis." -- Athenaeum

6. Idylls by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"A lustful little tale set in Athens during a grand festival in which an interesting game is played - participants exchange necklaces for favors with the most necklaces signaling the victor at the end. In town with their "best friends", Gabrielle and Iolus soon are competing against one another." -- Lunacy

"Gabrielle and Xena continue their role-playing at an Inn." -- Athenaeum

7. Radiant Night by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"De Bonheur's latest is set in Poteidaia where Xena and Gabrielle have gone to spend some time with the storyteller's family. This is a short, simple and beautifully romantic piece which celebrates the love between warrior and bard." -- Lunacy

"Gabrielle decides to tell her family about her relationship with Xena during a visit home." -- Athenaeum

8. The Trial by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"A poignant story that has Xena attending the trial of an old friend and struggling with the sense of helplessness she feels at her inability to help." -- Lunacy

"Xena and Gabrielle return to Athens when the warrior's mentor, Aeschylus the famous dramatist, is put on trial for his life." -- Athenaeum

9. But for Hope by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"The ninth installment in de Bonheur's LONG IS THE WAY SERIES like all the rest of the installments can be read as a story on it's own and it is a hauntingly BEAUTIFUL story - one of the best in the series to date. Shaken by the death of her mentor, a confused and hurt Xena chooses to put some distance between herself and Gabrielle, hoping to make some sense of the raging emotions within her. All the while, the bard waits and hopes for the return of her warrior, seeing the pale blue eyes in the faces of strangers and desperately trying to keep her heart from breaking. Sensual, poignant and deeply romantic, this is NOT TO BE MISSED!" -- Lunacy

"Upset over the death of her mentor, Xena takes off leaving Gabrielle behind in Poteidaia to worry about her warrior and wonder if she'll return for the bard." -- Athenaeum

10. Into the Light by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"De Bonheur's tenth entry in the LONG IS THE WAY SERIES deals with Xena's greatest fear as she comes close to losing her bard in a fight. De Bonheur writes with a very unique, almost poetic style that lends passion and beauty to the words and which is distinctly suited to the themes she is exploring. This is very nice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

"Xena and Gabrielle spend the day at an Inn." -- Athenaeum

11. Two Hearts by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"The eleventh entry in the LONG IS THE WAY SERIES, this tale is set in the time of the Winter Solstice and has Xena realizing at last that the happiness she has found with her bard is indeed real. Tender, romantic and nicely written. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

"Vignettes of the two friends during a Winter Solstice spent in a village." -- Athenaeum

12. The Queen's Secret Loves by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"This amusing little story is the twelfth entry in de Bonheur's LONG IS THE WAY SERIES. Set among the Amazons, it has Xena devising a clever little plan to help her bard avoid some royal duties the warrior REALLY does not want the young queen fulfilling...at least not with anyone other than her. Cute. ;-)" -- Lunacy

"Attending an Amazon coronation, the two companions encounter a custom that requires the celebrants to entertain secret lovers." -- Athenaeum

12.5. Winterreise by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived) | Tom's Xena Page

"Gabrielle and Xena spend some time in the snow." -- Athenaeum

13. The Paths of Love by de Bonheur

Amazon Trails | de bonheur (Archived)

"This is the thirteenth and final entry in de Bonheur's wonderful LONG IS THE WAY SERIES. Having been through a lot of challenges, both physically and emotionally, Xena and Gabrielle are enjoying a quiet time with the Amazons. It is a time which allows Xena to reflect on what her life has been like and what it has turned into with the bard now at her side. It is a time also for rejoicing in that love and at last letting go of some of those long-held fears. This is a beautiful, poignant ending to a very romantic series which reaffirms the power of love. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

"Vignettes of the two companions in the Amazon village. A wrap-up to the series." -- Athenaeum

Long Is The Way Series Part 2 by de Bonheur

1. And Fair Truth by de Bonheur

AusXIP | DeBonheur (Archived)

"This is the sequel to de Bonheur's excellent LONG IS THE WAY SERIES. As the story begins Xena and Gabrielle are with the Amazons, happy at last while they make preparations for their joining ceremony. It is a ceremony that will only make official the love and commitment the two already share but not everyone is anxious to see them happy. Some in fact, want only to destroy their happiness... This story immediately captivates with an intriguing, suspenseful plot and a depiction of the Xena/Gabrielle relationship that is heartfelt and deeply passionate. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! -- Lunacy

"Xena and Gabrielle are in the Amazon village for their joining ceremony when Xena disappears after witnessing an apparent act of infidelity by Gabrielle." -- Athenaeum

2. Summer Storm by de Bonheur

Academy of Bards | AusXIP | deBonheur (Archived)

"Xena and Gabrielle enjoy spending time together, and away from the Amazons, on a beach." -- Athenaeum

3. The Secrets of the Hoary Deep by de Bonheur

AusXIP | deBonheur (Archived)

UNFINISHED

"This FANTASTIC follow up to de Bonheur's AND FAIR TRUTH is an uber-Xena story set in post-WWI France where a young aristocrat named Michelle Destin finds herself in the middle of an intriguing mystery involving a very old painting...and the enigmatic woman that soon comes into her life. Meanwhile, in Elysia a certain warrior and bard enjoy the happiness they earned long ago, thinking of the life they made together, but wanting also to help the living children of their blood find that happiness . . . DO NOT MISS!" -- Lunacy

"The mysteriously bizarre romantic past of a portrait bring a young French woman and an older dark beauty into their Destiny." -- Athenaeum

Companion Poems by de Bonheur

1. Canto - Fragments by de Bonheur

2. First Kiss by de Bonheur

3. Thee And Me by de Bonheur

"Author's Note Added on 01/19/2004 -- it seems like the muses have made their intention known.  Michelle d'Estin's story will continue in another universe (L&O SVU), which may be found here:

http://hometown.aol.com/ursasquare/jointfanfic.html"
http://replay.web.archive.org/20050401163439/http://members.aol.com/debonheur/xwpfanfic.html