[Read by Simon Vance]Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King's seminal debut features the man who inspired the world's oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction.On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar's reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. ...
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged AUDIO edition (April 25, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 5.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 5449041
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There have been few books that have caught my attention, and beckoned me to keep reading, but Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King did so. Her book is a captivating tale that centers around Apicus, a wealthy Roman, and his cook Th...
er is the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, wealthy beyond measure, obsessed with a taste for fine meals from exotic places, and a singular ambition: to serve as culinary adviser to Caesar, an honor that will cement his legacy as Rome's leading epicure.Apicius rightfully believes that Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with Thrasius's help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and fantastic meals. Thrasius finds a family in Apicius's household, his daughter Apicata, his wife Aelia, and her handmaiden, Passia whom Thrasius quickly falls in love with. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his reckless disregard for any who might get in his way takes a dangerous turn that threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome.