Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Crystal King 
Expected publication: April 25th 2017 by Touchstone

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. His purchaser 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 advisor 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.

It's a novel of Ancient Rome so of course I have to read it. And it sounds really good. I'm really excited about it. Also, I'm always looking for books set in this era, so recommendations are always welcome!

What book are you waiting for?
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  1. I haven't read too many books set in ancient Rome, so this is fascinating! I hope you enjoy reading it :D Great pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Ancient Rome is one of my top favorit eras so I really want to read it once it comes out. :D

  2. WOAH, Ancient Rome?! I have to be honest - I'm a huge fan of historical fiction, especially medieval and ancient settings. Stories set in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome are almost always really cool. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Stephanie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Oh yay! I'm so glad you like historical fiction too. I don't know many people who really love the genre. I love ancient history the best but I like medieval a lot too. =D

  3. Oddly, I feel like I haven't read any books let in ancient Rome!

  4. Oooh! Ancient Rome! That sounds really interesting!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. This is out of my reading genre, but I hope you get and enjoy it. :)

  6. This one is new to me, hope you enjoy!! :D

  7. That cover looks for sure very interesting! Hope you will enjoy it when you have it.

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  8. I was just reading about this one a little while back and trying to decide if I could add it to my reading list. Definitely a period of plenty of turmoil.

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  9. I don't think I've read any of the books in this series but I do like historical fiction. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy it!

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    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  10. I have seen this one around, but I was a bit doubtful so it wasn't high on my list of to read. I hope you'll be able to enjoy it, and I might pick it up if you like it!


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