I’ve read a few other stories by Xena’s Little Bitch and, if I remember correctly, enjoyed them all. Her works seem to all be short stories but well written. Purple Flowers has both Xena and Gabrielle being slaves. Different types of slaves, but slaves just the same. This is an alternative telling of how X & G met – how they may have met had Xena not fought Cortese – and how they save each other. This is a good, fairly quick read. I definitely thought it was worthwhile. I hope you do, too.