Academy Author Index
Last Updated: 12/23/2006
The Chakram and the Dragon
Returning to the Amazons is one thing - leading them is another. Gabrielle demonstrates her strength of character, and her wisdom. Her hopes and plans for the future of the tribe are strong. But life is full of twists and turns, and the reality of their chaotic world sets challenges that they must endure, and overcome - if the Amazons are to escape oblivion.
Ten long and lonely years after Xena's demise in Jappa, Gabrielle returns to the Amazon Village, in the hope that she will be able to rejoin the Tribe, and make amends for having abandoned them after Helicon. Uncertain that she still has any right to be their Queen, she appeals to a problematic Artemis, and must undergo an Ordeal to determine her fate. The post-Twilight of the Gods is an odd time, and strange things can still happen.
Gabrielle, Xena and the remnants of the Amazons of Thessaly make their way across Aegea's Sea to the Isle of Lemnos - their new home. On the way, Gabrielle shares more about her adventures in Egypt, and she and Xe discover more about themselves than even they had guessed. Xena adds something mysterious to her "many skills" - and Gabrielle does, too. And a new life begins to be shaped by their capable hands..
In this, the conclusion to the Lemnos Quartet, Gabrielle and Xena learn that the path to righteous rule is fraught with complexity. They follow the precepts of Lao Ma, however, and fulfill their destiny, and learn that 'all good things come to those who wait.'