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Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome Paperback – April 10, 2018

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“Crystal King's debut is a feast for the senses, bringing ancient Rome to dark, vibrant life. Politics, intrigue, danger, and passion mix deliciously in this tale of a young slave vaulted into the corridors of power as personal chef to the ancient world's greatest gourmet. Not to be missed!” -- Kate Quinn, author of Mistress of Rome

“Through the lens of a slave in ancient Rome, Crystal King illuminates a realm of seemingly impossible gluttony and excess, along with every other deadly sin. In the household of outrageous gourmand Apicius, he of extraordinarily decadent mores, one man, a slave, Thrasius, provides the sole ethical center. Feast of Sorrow is impossible to put down.”

  -- Randy Susan Meyers, bestselling author of Accidents of Marriage

"Crystal King’s debut novel, Feast of Sorrow, tells the story of Apicius, the notorious gourmand of ancient Rome, from the viewpoint of his slave and cook Thrasius. It’s a dark and engrossing read, and provides an evocative new perspective on the rule of Tiberius." -- Emily Hauser, author of For the Most Beautiful

"Crystal King has written a delicious feast of a book, one that allows us to not only see, but also taste ancient Rome in all its dark and varied appetites." -- Yael Goldstein Love, author of Overture

"The historical world of Feast of Sorrow lives and breathes, and it is a delight to follow its characters’ struggle for happiness and survival amidst the simmering peril of Rome’s great houses. Even if you’re not a foodie drawn to novels of ancient Rome, this immersive, sensorily rich page-turner will take you for a delicious and unforgettable ride." -- Tim Weed, author of Will Poole’s Island

‘An engaging foray into the treacherous world of Claudio-Julian Rome from a fresh perspective. Who knew that the gourmand Apicius was larger than life? King deftly serves up intrigue, scandal and heartbreak with lashings of exotic sauces, mouth-watering recipes and the occasional drop of poison. Highly recommended.” -- Elisabeth Storrs, author of the series Tales of Ancient Rome

"The ancient Rome of Crystal King’s Feast of Sorrow is filled with delectable dishes and astonishing injustice, deep loyalties and stunning loss. By the time you’re done, you’ll want a sip of honeyed water alongside some fried hyacinth bulbs. An engrossing read." -- Marjan Kamali, author of Together Tea

 “Ancient Rome comes alive with a remarkable degree of immediacy and authenticity. I savored every page of this compulsively readable novel.” -- Lisa Borders, author of The Fifty First State

"King’s descriptions of the food and entertainment are exquisite, her characters are beautifully drawn, and events and people of the times are deftly woven throughout . . . A delight to the senses, King’s debut novel is to be savored and devoured." , Library Journal, starred review

"Finely paced. . . . the novel combines exotic menus with the melodrama of a Greek tragedy. King’s debut is a compelling historical drama with an appetizing center."

 

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About the Author

Crystal King is an author, culinary enthusiast, and marketing expert. Her writing is fueled by a love of history and a passion for the food, language, and culture of Italy. She has taught classes in writing, creativity, and social media at several universities including Harvard Extension School and Boston University, as well as at GrubStreet, one of the leading creative writing centers in the US. A Pushcart Prize–nominated poet and former co-editor of the online literary arts journal Plum Ruby Review, Crystal received her MA in critical and creative thinking from UMass Boston, where she developed a series of exercises and writing prompts to help fiction writers in medias res. She resides in Boston but considers Italy her next great love after her husband, Joe, and their two cats, Nero and Merlin. She is the author of Feast of Sorrow. 

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  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Paperback : 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1501145142
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1501145148
  • Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 1.2 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : Atria Books; Reprint Edition (April 10, 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 158 ratings

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P. L. Tickell
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful debut
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you are looking for dark, brilliant and carefully researched historical fiction, look no further.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
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3.0 out of 5 stars I think this is because she is not very good at characterisation -- every character in the novel sounds ...
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