Okay, this book pissed me off.
It treated two strong women — arguably by the description of Gabrielle, she has not gotten to her full string warrior self — as weaklings. It reduced them to sexualised descriptions. Yes, the show had a fair bit of sex for a network show in the late 90s; however, Xenia’s strength, and Gabrielle’s came from the reclamation of sex, and not the portrayal of sex.
The novel itself has a trite plot, but not too bad. It is a dime store novel, and I will not lie to buying possibly more of these books as a nerd.
I just was expecting this strong woman, and instead I got a vague silhouette of a woman with grandiose diction.
It was jarring to me.