Xena Meets Iron Chef: Food for the Gods Reviewed

Derek Newman-Stille of Speculating Canada Speculating Canada gives Karen Dudley's Food for the Gods an excellent review:

"Dudley combines the playful engagement with mythology of Xena with the culinary interplay of celebrity cooking shows, and a healthy dose of mystery and crime-solving...I look forward to more of Dudley’s work with a fork in one hand, a spyglass in the other, and ancient Greek pottery on the table."


Read the full review herehere.

 

Derek Newman-Stille of Speculating Canada Speculating Canada gives Karen Dudley's Food for the Gods an excellent review:

"Dudley combines the playful engagement with mythology of Xena with the culinary interplay of celebrity cooking shows, and a healthy dose of mystery and crime-solving...I look forward to more of Dudley’s work with a fork in one hand, a spyglass in the other, and ancient Greek pottery on the table."


To read the full review, click herehere.

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Food for the Gods: Once a prince of Lydia, Pelops was chopped into stewing meat and served to the gods for tea by his not-so-loving father. Remade by the gods and blessed at the same time with a gift for the culinary arts, Pelops flees his painful memories for the bright lamps of Athens where he hopes to make a new life for himself as a celebrity chef. But then a ruthless patron takes an unhealthy interest in his career, a famous courtesan is murdered at a dinner he prepares, and a couple of the less responsible gods offer to help him make a name for himself in Athens. And Pelops begins to realize that when the gods decide they owe you a favor, you’d better start saying your prayers.


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Karen Dudley has worked in field biology, production art, photo research, palaeo-environmental studies and archaeology. She has written four environmental mysteries and a several wildlife biology books for kids. Her upcoming book, Food for the Gods, is an historical fantasy novel set in ancient Athens. Born in France, she now lives in Winnipeg.