Winner of a major award from The Romanian Cultural Institute in London
‘Brimming over with magic and mystery, murder and misdirection, magical realism fans won’t want to miss this meal of the imagination, crafted by a talented master of her art.’ — Steph Warren, Amazon Vine reviewer
From one of Romania’s most celebrated writers comes this fantastical novel, mixing elements of magic and folklore to create an atmospheric tale that crosses Europe at the turn of the 18th century.
1798: The Book of Perilous Dishes follows the story of Pâtca, who uses her powers to avenge the death of her uncle and retrieve a magical recipe book left in his keeping which has been stolen by Silica the cook. Travelling from Romania to France and on to Germany, Pâtca’s family’s true past and powers are revealed, as is her connection to Silica the cook…: