Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King

By Crystal King

Set among the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman kinfolk, Crystal King’s seminal debut gains the guy who encouraged the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that ended in his destruction.

On a blistering day within the twenty-sixth 12 months of Augustus Caesar’s reign, a tender chef, Thrasius, is received for the exorbitant rate of twenty thousand denarii. His patron is the notorious gourmand Marcus Gavius Apicius, filthy rich past degree, passionate about a style for high quality food from unique locations, and a novel ambition: to function culinary consultant to Caesar, an honor that would cement his legacy as Rome's prime epicure.

Apicius rightfully believes that Thrasius is the main to his culinary good fortune, and with Thrasius’s support he quickly turns into recognized for his lavish events and amazing nutrients. Thrasius unearths a relatives in Apicius’s family, his daughter Apicata, his spouse Aelia, and her handmaiden, Passia whom Thrasius quick falls in love with. yet as Apicius attracts towards his final aim, his reckless fail to remember for any who could get in his method takes a deadly flip that threatens his younger family members and areas his complete loved ones on the mercy of the main robust forces in Rome.

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