The Huntress and the Sphinx was a 1997 tie-in novel written by Ru Emerson.
Passing through Athens, Xena, the Warrior Princess, and her apprentice, the bard Gabrielle, are just in time for the women’s foot races—in which the legendary hunter, Atalanta, will be running. But when a band of armed raiders kidnap a group of maidens, Xena and Gabrielle must rely on Atalanta’s tracking skills to find the girls before it is too late.
But Atalanta may not be who she seems, and as the trail leads to a sphinx—one of the most dangerous and duplicitous creatures of the ancient world—Xena and Atalanta’s skills with the blade become meaningless, and only Gabrielle can save them.
Based on the hit television series, Xena: Warrior Princess, created by John Schulian and Robert Tapert, The Huntress and the Sphinx continues the story of Xena and her trusted companion, Gabrielle, as they fight to protect the innocent and to redeem Xena’s troubled past.
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