"I write because by writing i find beauty.
To speak about terror or human cruelty is
to seek a way for beauty and justice.
To write is to go against.
All my novels, historical or not, are the way:
From the soul to the soul."

Sunday, 13 April 2014



This is the first of the four historical novels relating to Byzantium. Maroula is a girl from a noble family, whose bravery and inspiration helps save the island from the invading Turks. The novel highlights a chain of historical events and social conditions in the second half of the 15th century. It is based on the military archives of Venice.

Poets and historians present her as equal to Joan of Arc.

Along with Maroula's legend, the novel revives Hellenism's painful adventure, which gave birth to the spiritual renaissance of the Western world.

 First Prize of the Athens Academy

A best selling novel.