Xena Warrior Princess

Author: John Wagner
Titan Books
ISBN 1840232404
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When Xena happens upon a slave auction she is concerned as to why so much money is being offered for a pregnant young woman. Her concerns are elevated when one of those bidding for the young slave suddenly crumples to dust...

Slave is not, unfortunately, up to the usual high standards of John Wagner's work and doesn't really move at any great pace.

The illustrations vary from section to section and it is a little strange that a total of five artists were involved in bringing Xena to life. It shows, with the artwork varying from excellent to poor.

However, Cleopatra's appearance provides some much needed plot development and prevents this book from being truly dire. This is a book for Xena fanatics only.

Pete Boomer