Morgan Hart

About me

Morgan Hart is the author of The Mago Scrolls, the saga of a cook slave caught up in Punic Wars. The offspring of a Greek philosopher and a Carthaginian pleasure slave, Mago spends his youth toiling in the kitchens of Hieron II, ruler of the Greek city-state of Syracuse.

Handsome, pampered, and cocky, Mago has little interest in the momentous events surrounding the outbreak of the greatest conflict in the ancient world as he ascends to the position of archimageiros, the chef de cuisine for Hieron’s glittering court, achieving fame as a culinary genius throughout Greek Sicily. Unbeknownst to Mago, Hieron and his council of advisors have plans for the young chef that will change his life forever. From the debauched revelry of a Greek symposium to vicious electioneering in the Roman forum and onto the pitching deck of a war galley during the greatest sea battle in history, Mago combines gastronomic expertise with the trade craft of a master spy to carry out Hieron’s plans.

From my website

Sometimes Interesting Isn’t Always Best

Salt and Straw (with stores all over Portland and in Los Angeles too) specializes in home-made ice cream made from only the freshest of ingredients. But the flavors are very strange and not to everyone's tastes. Check out our latest Portland restaurant review.

Cheers to Belgian Beers

The 10th Annual Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival hosted in Portland in May boasted around 70 offerings. Team Mago managed to taste (very generous pours by the way) and rank some 18 different beers before making our way back in a squiffy weave across the newly repainted Broadway Bridge. The…

MagoGuide Itinerary – Getting to Know Portland

This summer Team Mago is coming out with a City of Portland IOS app. Yes, it's really happening. In anticipation of this grand release, we are publishing the first itinerary "Getting to Know Portland" on In this first itinerary, we talk about the ins-and-outs of Portland streets and neighborhoods, all…

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