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3 November 2017

ImageAlrighty the Conqueror fic that came after Armegeddon 2 on Herc / Xena crossover created a whole new genre of Xena Fan Fic. What is Conqueror fic?

Conqueror Fic are Tales of the evil warlord Xena who conqueors the world. What would have happened had not Hercules changed Xena. First seen in the Hercules episode "Armageddon Now Part 2". Gabrielle is a rebel.

I awarded this a XIPPY back on 21 July 2000

My mini review: I am quite excited by the new story by LJ Maas - it's a Conqueror piece. I'm not big on the Ruler of the Known World but with this one LJ has really kept me glued to my screen waiting for the next installment! LJ doesn't usually post in parts but she is doing it with this story. Folks this is unbelievably good. Xena is the Lord, Conqueror of Greece, but she is almost forty-five years old when she meets the slave, Gabrielle. The little slave girl turns the hardened warrior's life upside down. EXCELLENT story telling - LJ never disappoints in her storytelling.

Enjoy LJ Maas' The Conqueror Series
This Xena is not the dark ruler from many Conqueror stories. It is rather the story of that same dark Warrior after she has ruled Greece and the surrounding lands for twenty years or so. She has come to the point in her life where she is trying to change, for many reasons...enter slave, Gabrielle. The Lord Conqueror's new slave, a submissive and frightened young woman, holds the power to change Xena, if only she can muster the spirit.

The Conqueror Series

  • Journey's End
  • The Petal of the Rose
  • Time's Fell Hand


27 October 2017

We're continuing this week's Featured Bard's Xena Classic Fic by Iseqween!

Will You Still Love Me Yesterday
Our girls confront a “what if” scenario spun between the end of WHEN FATES COLLIDE and the beginning of DEBT I.

Delves into the minds of a warrior and peasant girl who change the course of each other’s lives during the “teaser” for SINS OF THE PAST.

Trying Fun
Xena and Gabrielle must deal with "growing pains" that surface in their relationship after fighting the Horde and will later develop into the full-blown "rift" of season three.

Xena experiences life without Gabrielle, who freezes during a melee and decides to return home in the first season episode THE PRODIGAL.

Some months after she begins traveling with Xena, Gabrielle meets a man from the warrior’s past who teaches the companions a lesson about keeping secrets from each other.


25 October 2017

Iseqween is a very prolific bard! Here's five classic Xena fics! For those just catching up - I'm got a new feature on AUSXIP Xena: The Bard's Corner. I'm going to be featuring one bard's work for the entire week. The first week is showcasing Iseqween's fanfic!

The Ghost Of A Smile

Begins shortly after the events portrayed in the series finale A FRIEND IN NEED and explores Gabrielle’s coming to terms with Xena’s promise never to leave her soulmate. Continues in “A Fly in the Ointment” and “Suns of The Passed.”

Under Other Circumstances
Initially trying to relax and solve a mystery, our girls end up discovering more than they wanted to know about the meaning of justice, sacrifice and friendship.

Until We Meet Again
A brief encounter between two young people that may have helped shaped the destinies of a warrior and bard whose partnership changed the world.

When Xena Was More Than Herself
Gabrielle encounters mixed results and a mysterious enemy when she seeks help from the Amazons in handling a Warrior Princess who seems to be living her past and future in unexpected ways

When Xena Was Not Quite Herself
Gabrielle’s wry “inside view” of what it was really like traveling with a pregnant Warrior Princess.


24 October 2017

Xena FanFic - Featured Bard of the Week Iseqween

My Dance With The Devil: Reflections on Heart of Darkness
Captures that pivotal moment in HEART OF DARKNESS, when Xena sensuously entices Gabrielle and Lucifer to experience the sinful pleasures of hell.

Scrrritch Scratch
Imagines Xena and Gabrielle in their “golden years,”
wondering what might be missing or worth preserving in their lives. Continues in “Everywhere, One and Eternal.”

So Far: Reflections on "Maternal Instincts"
The first of three episode-focused “Reflections” that imagine in-the-moment thoughts of Xena and Gabrielle during key stages of their relationship.

So Close, So Far: Reflections on "Crusader"
second of three episode-focused “Reflections” that imagine in-the-moment thoughts of Xena and Gabrielle during key stages of their relationship.

So Close: Reflections on Ides of March
The last of three episode-focused “Reflections” that imagine in-the-moment thoughts of Xena and Gabrielle during key stages of their relationship.


13 October 2017

ImageLucifer Rising by S. Bowers
Uber Alt

This story was my first foray into reading Uber fan fiction - A friend recommended I read Lucifer Rising and what a revelation it turned out to be. This story is packed with adventure, intrigue, love that knows no bounds and a good dose of mystery thrown in. This is the story of Jude Lucien, an ex DEA agent and Liz Gardener a nosey reporter. This is a fantastically richly woven story that you will not be able to turn away from this xenaverse Uber classic.

Awarded a XIPPY Award on: 8 October 1999

Artwork is by Calli / Callis Creations


19 September 2017

xippyMy Dearest Friend by Rachel Hahn

Oh this is a tearjerker! Gabrielle is given a scroll by Eponin - a last letter from Ephiny. Pack the kleenex.

Awarded a XIPPY Award on 31 August 2000


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