This traditional art book by Fotis Varthis is a fairytale he wrote and illustrated with 14 woodcut prints. The story talks about a King who finds a boy in the woods and decides to raise him as his own son, along with his other two. However, the day arrives when King is old and sick. The castle receives news of war. An evil army is marching towards them. The three young boys start a journey to find the way to save the Castle and their father…

Fotis Varthis introduced himself to hagiography at the age of 11. Byzantine painting, as a visual language, is related to the themes depicted in his works, as he employs a painting tradition of centuries, maintained, renewed and enriched. The issue of faith, expressed by man, not only for the divine, but also for oneself and the fellow man, as well as the relationship of modern man with the spirituality, often return to the allegorical compositions that he creates.

Several of Fotis Varthis’ works have been exhibited at galleries, the Byzantine museum, bookstore multiplexes and also can be found in private collections, museums and bank collections all over the world. He has collaborated with publishers mainly in Europe and USA, creating or offering works.