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Food for the Gods

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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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  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Aurora Award for Best Canadian Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel in English
  • Shortlisted for the High Plains Book Award in the Culinary category
  • Shortlisted for the Mary Scorer Book Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
  • Shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award (The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award)

"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. By the end of reading this, you will find yourself reading Homer while eating a gourmet meal and pondering about the crimes in your city. 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."

-- Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating Canada

"Dudley has quite elegantly and creatively taken a classic Greek myth and woven it into something unique. The base idea of taking Pelops, someone who had been served up as food for the gods, and making him into a chef, is brilliant."

-- Ian Goodwillie, The Winnipeg Review

"Food for the Gods is, quite simply, an excellent book in every possible way."

-- Aaron Pound, Dreaming About Other Worlds

Karen Dudley takes Greek mythology and gives it a wild spin. This giddy mashup of fantasy, mystery, comedy, cookbook, and self-help column is bawdy, inventive, and just plain fun.

—Sharon Shinn

Karen Dudley

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 Epikurean Epics, including the Aurora-nominated Food for the Gods, are historical fantasy novels set in ancient Athens. Born in France, she now lives in Winnipeg.

Website: www.karendudley.com
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