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

The MagoGuide 2016 Grand Tour is on Pantelleria

Team Mago is currently on Pantelleria, a small island about midway between Sicily (62 miles away) and Tunisia (37 miles away).  Absolutely everything about Pantelleria is interesting including the geology, geography, history, agriculture, people, and recreation. First of all, it’s a volcanic island. That doesn’t mean that there are active…

Amtrak Can Suck, But Not Nearly as Bad as Flying

MagoGuide must sadly acknowledge that the Amtrak Renaissance (such that it was) is fading. Perhaps it was one of the (very) few good things to come out of the “Dubya Years” — given that Amtrak’s popularity took off during the Financial Crisis and remained high during the Great Recession and subsequent…

We’re Going on a Grand Tour

Team Mago is going to be traveling in 2016 from mid-July through mid-December. We are taking trains, ships, rental cars and going to Canada, Wales, Ireland, Oxford, Rome, Pantelleria, Barcelona, and Andalusia. No flying. Ever. And you, our adoring readers, are invited to tag along. Our plan is to blog…

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