The Golden Bond

The Golden Bond cover

The Golden Bond is a fanfic work written in the worlds created by Mary Renault. It is a cross-over between Mary Renault’s Mask of Apollo and her Alexander Trilogy, originally written for fawatson in the Renault Exchange Challenge 2015.

Niko the Athenian actor has a moment’s pity for an orphaned and destitute girl. Both are in ignorance of the thread the Fates are weaving for them.

For fawatson.

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Advisory: Period appropriate attitudes.

As every, thanks to caulkhead for betaing and to Naraht and Makioka for organising the Renault Exchange.

The original central cover image is based upon a photograph of the Greek bronze ‘Chatsworth Head’ of (probably) Apollo by an unknown artist ca. 460 BC, the photograph is by Marie-Lan Nguyen. The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.

This short story is rated PG. You might also like to consider other books set in the Mary Renault fandom.

- First Edition: 16th May 2015
- 2nd Edition: 5th May 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.

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