By the Sword of Ares

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Zine
Title: By the Sword of Ares
Publisher: Unicorn Press
Editor(s):
Date(s): 1997-
Series?:
Medium: print
Size:
Genre:
Fandom: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess
Language: English
External Links: Unicorn Press
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By the Sword of Ares is a het anthology containing stories about the God of War, his priestesses, his conquests and interactions with Hercules, Xena and original characters.

It required and age statement to purchase.

Issue 1

By the Sword of Ares 1 contains 88 pages and was published in 1997. Color cover by Sophia Kelly Shultz. Graphics by R.R. Schmitt.

cover of issue #1, Sophia Kelly Shultz

Stories include:

  • Fork in the Road by Kathy 'Tyrus' Artman
  • Eyes of a Stranger by Kim 'Arete' Nickmann
  • Raven's Love by Beth Hawkes
  • Men in Black by Kelly Long

Issue 2

By the Sword of Ares 2 was published in 1998 and contains 73 pages. Color cover by James Wapple. Graphics by R.R. Schmitt.

cover of issue #2, James Wapple

Summary from the publisher: "More adventures with the God of War, his priestesses and...a few surprises. Come join a hunt, watch a battle plan develop--and, oh yeah--there's some very hot scenes with the God at play."

Stories include:

  • A Day in the Life of a Centaur by Sophia Kelly Shultz
  • B.B.S. by Paula Mackey
  • True Love by E.A. Week
  • God of War (poem) by Shay O'Neal
  • The Many Faces of War by Kim 'Arete' Nicman
  • You and Black Leather (poem) by Shay O'Neal

Issue 3

By the Sword of Ares 3 contains 73 pages. Color cover by James Wappel. Graphics by R.R. Schmitt.

cover of issue #3, James Wapple

Summary from the publisher: "Discover what happens and who suffers when a god in love changes history; follow the Amazons as they go into battle with some help from Hercules and Iolaus; and learn how a Centaur makes love."

Stories include:

  • "Reflections by Kim 'Arete' Nickman
  • The Hunt by Bastet
  • Initiation by Sophia Kelly Shultz
  • Someday" by Shay O'Neal

Issue 4

cover of issue #4, Sophia Kelly Schultz

By the Sword of Ares 4 was published in 1999 and contains 78 pages. Cover by Sophia Kelly Shultz. Graphics, Pat Hayden.

Stories include:

  • Liaison to Hades by Valerie Noble
  • Motherland by EA Weeks
  • Raven's Love by Beth Hawkes

Issue 5

By the Sword of Ares 5 was published in 1999 and contains 82 pages. Editor, Pat Hayden. Cover by Sophia Kelley Shultz. Stories include:

  • Prophecy by Star - a dying woman's prophesy comes true
  • Kalea by LoreliLee
  • Dawn of the Dead by LoreliLee
  • The Rains of Eurynome by LoreliLee
  • Waterplay by Susan (JinXavier) Twohig

Issue 6

By the Sword of Ares 6 was published in 1999 and contains 72 pages.

Stories include:

  • The Amazon King by Susan Twohig
  • Total Control by Susan Twohig
  • The Stranger Within by Susan Twohig
  • Mother's Love by Laura Manushkin
  • The Wedding Panthera by Laura Manushkin
  • Raising the God of War by Laura Manushkin

Issue 7

By the Sword of Ares 7 is subtitled, "Casualties of War." It is a 102-page novel by Victoria Chandler. Cover by James Wappel.

Summary from the publisher, "Ares uses any means that he can to keep Ceaser from killing Xena and Gabrielle, but Callisto has other plans."

Special Edition 1: Hearts Home Trilogy

By the Sword of Ares Special Edition 1 is subtitled, "Hearts Home Trilogy." It is 128-page novel by Vickie Moore. Cover by Sophia Kelly Shultz. Graphics by Pat Hayden

Summary from the publisher, "When a beautiful Amazon warrior, who's more than she seems, catches the eye of the God of War, everyone gets caught in the middle."

Special Edition 2: Discord at the Temple

By the Sword of Ares Special Edition 2 is subtitled, "Discord at the Temple." It is a 88-page anthology.

Discord.jpg

Written by the priestesses of the Dominion Temple of Ares: Sophia Kelly Shultz, Valiere Camcam Noble (Kiari), Beth Hawkes (Seilidhe), Jennifer Weing (Dragonfly), Deborah Borrer (Scorpia), Wendy Carson (Amethysta), Janine Watkins (Zelena), Kim Sturdevant (Ped), Kimberly Dull (KimD), Cynthia (Sinn), Fushia and Destine. Cover by Sophia Kelly Shultz, graphics, Pat Hayden.

Summary from the publisher: "Ares and the priestesses are at it again. When the Goddess of Discord pays a visit to the God of War, no one's safe...or all they seem to be."

Special Edition 3: Family Circle

By the Sword of Ares Special Edition 3 is subtitled, "Family Circle." It is a 72-page novel written in play form by Jennifer J. Laws.

It presents a look at the sometimes confusing, always interesting antics as Ares pursues his two favorite things...war and women. Cover by Sophia Kelly Shultz.