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All I Need To Know I Learned From Xena: Warrior Princess

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In a time of ancient gods,
warlords and kings,
a Land in turmoil
cried out for a hero.
She was XENA,
a mighty princess
forged in the heat of battle.
Xena: Warrior Princess. Gabrielle: Bard of Poteidaia. Theirs was a life of adventure. A ...

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Overview

In a time of ancient gods,
warlords and kings,
a Land in turmoil
cried out for a hero.
She was XENA,
a mighty princess
forged in the heat of battle.
Xena: Warrior Princess. Gabrielle: Bard of Poteidaia. Theirs was a life of adventure. A life of romance. A life of great deeds and great battles against the forces of evil. A life of good and bad gods, of deep and lasting friendships.
In their travels, Gabrielle, Xena's bosom companion, learned much from the princess. When to keep your sword sharp and your wit sharper. When the size of Your staff does make a difference. In return, Gabrielle taught Xena the secrets of warmth, kindness, and joy.
Now, in her own recently discovered words, the Bard of Poteidaia talks of what she got from Xena and what Xena gave her, lessons about life that will ease the path for those of us battling on through the modern world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671023898
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 0.34 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Josepha Sherman is an author and folklorist whose novels include The Shattered Oath and Forging the Runes. She lives in New York City.

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Chapter 1: A Wandering Bard Gathers No Hearth

Another of the questions I'm always being asked is "What was it like, setting out on the road for the first time?"

The answer, in a word, is — terrifying! Here I was, turning my back on everything I'd known from childhood, everything safe and secure, and setting out into the utter unknown. Of course I was scared!

Why did I do it? I wish I could say something noble and properly bardic, but the true answer is that I'm not really sure. I was bored, yes, restless, certainly, knowing everybody in Poteidaia far, far too well. And Perdicas...if I had known then...

But neither of us were yet whom we would become, if that makes any sense. And back then, I knew only that I couldn't marry and settle down and be a nice, docile village wife, but was pretty much giving up on figuring out what to do about that.

And then Xena swept into the village like a fresh, clean wind, and the world suddenly opened up for me. I knew only that I couldn't let her get away, because once she was gone, I'd never have the nerve to leave.

So I followed her.

And followed her.

And followed her.

It says a great deal for Xena's patience, and for her determination to stay on the side of Good, that she didn't just kill me. I must have been a thoroughly irritating kid back then. Gabby Gabby, I admit it. But I was talking so much to hide the fact that I was scared silly!

Nothing was easy. I had never slept on the ground before or had to forage for something to eat. I had never gone without a roof over my head, either, or realized just how dangerous it was outside the walls of my village.

But I had also never realized just how beautiful it was out there, either, or how exciting it is never to know what wonders might lie ahead.

Most of all, I had never realized just how close I'd grow to Xena. For she has become my sister not of the body, but of the heart.

Copyright © 1998 Universal Studios Publishing Rights,A Division of Universal Studios Licensing, Inc. All rights reserved. Xena: Warrior Princess is a trademark and copyright of Studios USA Telvision Distribution LLC. All rights reserved.

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First Chapter

Another of the questions I'm always being asked is "What was it like, setting out on the road for the first time?"

The answer, in a word, is -- terrifying! Here I was, turning my back on everything I'd known from childhood, everything safe and secure, and setting out into the utter unknown. Of course I was scared!

Why did I do it? I wish I could say something noble and properly bardic, but the true answer is that I'm not really sure. I was bored, yes, restless, certainly, knowing everybody in Poteidaia far, far too well. And Perdicas...if I had known then...

But neither of us were yet whom we would become, if that makes any sense. And back then, I knew only that I couldn't marry and settle down and be a nice, docile village wife, but was pretty much giving up on figuring out what to do about that.

And then Xena swept into the village like a fresh, clean wind, and the world suddenly opened up for me. I knew only that I couldn't let her get away, because once she was gone, I'd never have the nerve to leave.

So I followed her.

And followed her.

And followed her.

It says a great deal for Xena's patience, and for her determination to stay on the side of Good, that she didn't just kill me. I must have been a thoroughly irritating kid back then. Gabby Gabby, I admit it. But I was talking so much to hide the fact that I was scared silly!

Nothing was easy. I had never slept on the ground before or had to forage for something to eat. I had never gone without a roof over my head, either, or realized just how dangerous it was outside the walls of my village.

But I had also never realized just how beautiful it was out there, either, or how exciting it is never to know what wonders might lie ahead.

Most of all, I had never realized just how close I'd grow to Xena. For she has become my sister not of the body, but of the heart.

Copyright © 1998 Universal Studios Publishing Rights,A Division of Universal Studios Licensing, Inc. All rights reserved. Xena: Warrior Princess is a trademark and copyright of Studios USA Telvision Distribution LLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2003

    I always knew Gabrielle had a sense of humor!

    Great book. Very entertaining and highly recommended reading for the true Xena fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2001

    Xena for Prez!

    Did you always want to know what Gabrielle was writting her scrolls!? Well here it is!! Written from her point of view she talked about the adventures her and Xena had. In order to know what Gabrielle is talking about it's a good idea to watch the episodes! Packed with humor and memorable qoutes, Xena and Gabrielle have made such an impact on the media imagine if they were actual historic figures!! :)

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