Lucifer Rising

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Title: Lucifer Rising
Publisher: Justice House Publishing
Author(s): Sharon Bowers
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): 1998 (online), 15 November 1999 (JHP)
Medium: online, print
Fandom: Xena: Warrior Princess
Language: English
External Links: Lucifer Rising (The Bard's Corner)
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Lucifer Rising is an alt uber novel by Sharon Bowers. Originally released to the net in 1998, it was the third uber novel published by JHP and it has 325 pages.

Publisher's summary:
"Lucifer Rising is a novel about love and fear. It is the story of fallen DEA angel Jude Lucien and the Miami Herald reporter determined to unearth Jude's secrets. When an apparently happenstance meeting introduces Jude to reporter Liz Gardener, the dark ex-agent is both intrigued and aroused by the young woman. A sniper shot intended for Jude strikes Liz, and the two women are thrown together in a race to discover who is intent on killing her. As their lives become more and more intertwined, Jude finds herself unexpected falling for the reporter, and Liz discovers that the agent-turned-drug-dealer is both more and less than she seems. In eloquent and spare language, author Sharon Bowers paints a dazzling portrait of a woman driven to the darkest extremes of the human condition-and the journey she makes to cross to the other side."

Recs and Reviews

Lunacy gave the novel her highest recommendation and described it in her review as a "VERY unusual, RIVETING" new story and said "This story is a WILD ride that will simply take your breath away. [...] S.L.'s two heroines are beautifully depicted with incredible depth, rich emotional histories and engaging personalities. With a very contemporary feel to it and a clever uber rendition of the Xena/Gabrielle relationship, this is a solidly written, FASCINATING tale destined to become one of the all-time classics in Xena fanfic."[1]

MaryD said about Lucifer Rising on her Xippy Awards page: This story was my first foray into reading Uber fan fiction - A friend recommended I read Lucifer Rising and what a revelation it turned out to be. This story is packed with adventure, intrigue, love that knows no bounds and a good dose of mystery thrown in. [...] This is a fantastically richly woven story that you will not be able to turn away from this xenaverse Uber classic.[2]

The Story won a Swollen Bud Award in the category "Sustained Performance - Classic" in March 2000.[3]



  1. ^ Lunacy. Review of the Uber-Xena novel Lucifer Rising, 02 May 1998. (Accessed 31 October 2009)
  2. ^ MaryD. Xippy Award Winners - Uber Stories, 8 October 1999. (Accessed 31 October 2009)
  3. ^ The Swollen Bud Awards, 15 March 2000. (Accessed 31 October 2009)