Academy Author Index

Mayt

Last Updated:  7/23/2008


My Lord

My Lord

Mayt's Conqueror is a woman who rules with a sharp mind and a sharp sword. Her justice is not "easy to watch" neither is it "grievous." A young slave enters her household and slowly earns her regard. A relationship develops between the two women as the Conqueror's realm is challenged by internal and foreign forces. Their, at times, unexpected terms of engagement, both spoken and unspoken, mark what becomes a fragile and enigmatic bond.

My Lord:Solstice

Following the events of My Lord, as winter Solstice approaches, the Conqueror is summoned from a hunting trip to care for Gabrielle who has fallen seriously ill. In the course of caring for Gabrielle, Xena revisits recent events that have enlightened their ever-evolving relationship.

My Lord:By The Fates

In this third installment of the My Lord series, Gabrielle must come to terms with her past in order to realize her destiny as Queen of Greece. In turn, Xena finds herself entangled in a wager between the God of War and the Goddess of Love. Though the gods' actions challenge the lives of both Conqueror and Queen, it is the revelation of a past fateful decision that has devastating consequences upon their union. This is a story that explores the nature of love, truth and loyalty extending beyond Gabrielle and Xena to include their closest confidants.

My Lord:Megara

Megara has become more than a place for the Conqueror and her Queen, it has become a symbol of the unique bond they share. Mayt continues the story of the Royals as Xena returns to Corinth to once again rule Greece with Gabrielle. Though there is peace and prosperity in the realm, regions of discontent remain. The actions of an enemy of the state, as well as unrelated events, alters the relationships between the women, and a number of their closest confidants. By story's end, both the creative and the marring forces of the Fates will be felt by all.

My Lord:The Chosen's Promise

As a God's Chosen, Gabrielle and Xena feel the burden of being within the attentive sight of Aphrodite and Ares, respectively. A promise redeemed causes each woman to revisit promises made to one another and to abide by their consequences, no matter how difficult. Also, during this time Xena is presented with an opportunity to revisit her greatest sacrifice.

My Lord:The Medallion

As a God's Chosen, Gabrielle and Xena feel the burden of being within the attentive sight of Aphrodite and Ares, respectively. A promise redeemed causes each woman to revisit promises made to one another and to abide by their consequences, no matter how difficult. Also, during this time Xena is presented with an opportunity to revisit her greatest sacrifice.

My Lord:Athens

Following the events of THE MEDALLION, against Xena's wishes, Gabrielle travels to Athens on a diplomatic mission. Gabrielle is soon faced with her most profound decision as Queen. As a consequences of her choice she suffers a series of sorrows. In turn, the events of Athens force Xena to defend her honor in the face of an intimate accuser.

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Fidelity's Poem  [Academy Valentine 2008]