"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



The story of one of Byzantium's great emperors, a tragic person, Nikiforos Fokas. His clash between his duty to the empire, his devotion to religion and asceticism, and his passionate love for Theofano, an immoral empress, ultimately tear him apart and bring about an ignoble downfall.

The novel brings to life an entire time, the most fascinating of Constantinople when it ruled the world, permeated by deep religious mysticism and imperialism. It also presents ascetic life and human passion.

 A historical and best selling novel.