- Theophano: A Byzantine Tale
- Written by Spyros Theocharis
- Art by Chrysa Sakel
- Proof Reading by Justina Theochari
- Available now through Amazon (hardcover & digital format)
A fairytale marriage that goes terribly wrong, a ruling dynasty struggling to keep everything together by having overly ambitious eunuchs do the dirty work, and prominent Roman generals who dream of taking the throne for themselves.
This explosive mixture of occurrences takes place in the 10th century Medieval Roman Empire (aka The Byzantine Empire). An era of territorial resurgence and massive Imperial extravagance, but also an era of dynastic intrigues and endless plotting for the ultimate prize. The Byzantine throne.
During that time, Anastasia , a common girl, marries the heir to the throne, enters the palace and becomes Theophano an ambitious woman ready to climb the ladder of power and sacrifice herself for her children.
Based on real historical events, this epic graphic novel offers an immersion into a forgotten world. The world of the medieval Romans who survived up until the Middle Ages with their capital, Constantinople “the Queen of all cities” serving as a second Rome.
About the author: Spyros Theocharis was born in Athens, Greece. He is a Graduate of the English language and literature department of the university of Athens. He has been a Efl teacher for 10 years. He has lived in different countries experiencing life in both urban and rural settings. Since childhood, he developed an interest in mythology and history. It all began when he was six years old and came across a book about the Ancient Greek gods. Tolkien’s books are his “holy scriptures” and Byzantine history is his passion.