Redemption (Xena: Warrior Princess uber novel)

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Title: Redemption
Publisher: Justice House Publishing
Author(s): Susanne M. Beck
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): February 1, 2001 (JHP)
Series?: yes
Medium: online, print
Fandom: Xena: Warrior Princess
Language: English
External Links: Redemption (The Bard's Corner)

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JHP cover of Redemption

Redemption is an alt uber novel by Susanne M. Beck. It is the first novel in a series, followed by Retribution and Restitution. The novel is set in a modern-day women's prison and tells the love story between the innocent Angel who serves a sentence for murder and the infamous repeat offender "Ice" who is drawn to Angel like a moth to a flame. Redemption was first published online in 1999 and the print novel from 2001 has 344 pages.

Publisher's summary: "Redemption is the story of a young woman who finds out that the best things in life are often found in the last place you'd look for them. Angel is a small-town girl who finds herself trapped within her worst nightmare, a state penitentiary. She finds inner strength, maturity, friendship and love while at the same time giving to others something she thought she'd lost within herself: Hope. It is the story of how Angel rediscovers hope blazing within the piercing blue eyes of another inmate, Ice."

Lunacy called the novel a "gut-wrenching story that solidifies Sword’n’Quill's spot among the top writers contributing to Xena fanfic today", described it as "the type of memorable read that will stay with you for a while", and gave it her second best rating Very Highly Recommended.[1]

Redemption won a Swollen Bud award in the "all Nighter" category in March 2000. The story has been translated into French by Fanfan.



  1. Lunacy. Uber-Xena and Original Fiction Reviews, 17 September 1999. (Accessed 09 November 2009)