Dio in the Dark

Fiction - Fantasy - General
170 Pages
Reviewed on 09/10/2021
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Author Biography

Rizwan is a Toronto-based author of speculative fiction. Fantasy is kinda his thing, but every so often he feels like he’s sleeping too well, and begins work on a horror story.

Aside from writing fiction, he is known as the creator behind Chocolates & Chai, his food blog.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ronél Steyn for Readers' Favorite

Imagine the pantheon of Greek gods living on earth, trying to blend in with humanity, keeping up with social media, texting, and tweeting. Imagine for a moment that the great Zeus, wielder of firebolts, was a garbage disposal man in Toronto. Then there is Dionysus, the god of wine and debauchery, the son of Zeus and Semele. He prefers to go by Dio now. He stays out at night, going from one party to the next. That is what he is supposed to do, right? When Zeus goes missing and Dio feels the encroaching Darkness his father has been talking about, he goes looking for Zeus. Will he find his father in time to stop The Darkness? Will he be in time to save us mortals?

We all know some of the mythology connected to the Greek gods of Mount Olympus. In Dio in the Dark by Rizwan Asad, the author majestically resurrects the gods to human form. The characters were wonderfully described, and I found myself looking up the different names to brush up on history. I feel that the author connected the mortals in the book with the reader by reviving the myths of the gods. This was a very clever way of utilizing shared experiences. The rhythm and tempo of the story were very good. I found myself unable to stop reading most times. The character development itself was phenomenal. The scenes were descriptive and engaging. I can honestly say that I will be looking out for more books by this author in the future. Superb!