Theophano: A Byzantine Tale

Truth is stranger than fiction in this rags-to-riches historical graphic novel about a medieval European matriarch

Cover of Theophano: A Byzantine Tale

Theophano is a historical graphic novel based on real events. Set in the 10th Century, it tells the story of a young common girl who uses her good looks to work her way into the palace of the Byzantine emperor. Outliving three emperors and various military usurpers, Theophano is a ruthless and shrewd operator, more than capable of keeping her children in line for their own stint on the throne.

Theophano is the debut novel of both writer Spyros Theocharis and illustrator Chrysa Sakel, and is available now. You can find some sample art from the book in the images, below.

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