The Winnipeg Review calls Food for the Gods "unique" and "brilliant"

Ian Goodwillie of The Winnipeg Review calls Food for the Gods by Karen Dudley "unique" and "brilliant": "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." Read the full review herefull review here.

Ian Goodwillie of The Winnipeg Review calls Food for the Gods by Karen Dudley "unique" and "brilliant": "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." Read the full review herefull review here.

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.

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 new book, Food for the Gods, is an historical fantasy novel set in ancient Athens. Born in France, she now lives in Winnipeg.