Who Loves Xena Warrior Princess? I Do!

I just love Xena’s joy, glee and grit. I love her toughness, and also her sad heart. Love Gabrielle and the jester too. Little know fact: the jester in Xena inspired my character, Jaxter, in Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, my new novel.

What do you think? Thanks!

Onward and forward!

In the meantime, check out Henrietta The Dragon Slayer:

A reviewer said: “… The witty dialogue and good story line makes this book hard to put down. It’s really fun to read. It’s also very satisfying to read about a girl heroine fighting the good fight…”


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Beth Barany writes young adult fantasy novels to empower girls and women to be the hero of their own lives. More at her author site here.


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  • OMG, I love Xena, she is one of my all time favorite heroines right up there with Eloise at the Plaza. I loved that Xena had a sword instead of a blackberry. That she didn’t take meetings, she broke them up! And she was her own woman. I could go on and on, I have a poster of Xena in my laundry room and a Xena action figure on my desk!

  • Beth Barany says:

    Wow! I had no idea, Catharine! But now that I know you a little better, that explains a lot! LOL Xena rocks! I bought a TV Guide once just because she was on the cover!

  • Pamela says:

    I loved Xena, especially the episodes where she was having fun and kicking butt.
    The early episodes were the best.
    The only issue I have, now…so many years later, is that when you mention a ‘strong heroine’ in a fantasy Xena is immediately what many, if not most, people think of. And there are sooooo many other ways for a woman to be strong.

    I am particularly disturbed by the growing trend that creating a strong heroine requires making the hero and other male characters weaker, stupider, less competent in their own right. A strong woman is capable of understanding and appreciating a strong man.

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