Dio in the Dark
"Be young tonight, if you must. For tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow you will grow old, and the night will no longer be your lover."
The powers of the pantheon have faded. The gods live amongst the mortals, grasping for what little of their divinity remains.
When Zeus – King of the Gods – goes missing in modern-day Toronto, it is up to his estranged son, Dio, to find him.
And with rumors of The Darkness coming, Dio will have to race to find his father, and uncover the truth before it’s too late!
Reviews of Dio in the Dark
[A]n absolutely brilliant debut novella by Rizwan Asad, worthy of every one of the five stars and then some.
Dio in the Dark is a truly captivating, intriguing adventure with so much new life brought to the mythology that one can’t help but wish for more.
Independent Book Review
A well-written, funny, and engaging book about what happens to the Greek gods who survived to the modern age.
[T]he author majestically resurrects the gods to human form… Superb!
A fun take on present-day mythology!
It’s a story as delicious and full-bodied as the ancient Greek wine Dio adores, offering the sublime booklover’s quandary of enjoying the story so thoroughly that you want to devour it whole, while at the same time never wanting it to end. Dio in the Dark is a truly captivating, intriguing adventure with so much new life brought to the mythology that one can’t help but wish for more.
Rizwan does an incredible job of weaving together histories from the past with modern times and plays on what each God represents when depicting who they are in these modern times.
If you are looking for a smooth, entertaining, page-turning read and love mythology retellings, this novella should definitely go at the top of the list right up there with Lore Olympus.
[O]ne of my most entertaining reads of the year… a stellar urban fantasy debut!
[A] clever urban-fantasy tale, well-informed by the details of Greek myth… The story snaps, with plenty of truly audacious moments in the plot, and I found myself pulled along with ease.
Dio in the Dark is a great short story that takes the reader on a mythical adventure.
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Ness House Press
The book cover was designed and illustrated by Casey Gerber.
Dio in the Dark is a standalone story, but watch this space. There’s more to come!
- Murder of family member mentioned