In the suffocating bosom of August, Dionysus arrives in New Orleans. For too long, the Greek God of Revelry and Wine has endured the incessant bickering atop Mt. Olympus, and so he descends to be with the mortals and indulge himself in the city’s reputed decadence and vice.
When Dionysus is parched and aching for even a drop of the vine, he mistakenly stumbles into a bookstore and begs an employee who reminds him of the last pharaoh of Egypt—Cleopatra—to point him in the direction of wine. Zibby Dufossat, on the cusp of her first year of law school and desperate for a distraction, sets aside her anxieties to peel back the layers of the esoteric, anachronistic, and often offensive beautiful stranger, only to find heartache and pain. But before she can decipher this enigma, he disappears into the French Quarter fray of sweaty, gyrating lovers.
With grapevines sprouting from the path he walks and an unexplainable, addictive libido placing the city under his spell, the god deflects his retinue of Olympians and fantastical creatures attempting to deliver him back home. But it soon becomes clear that Dionysus alone can determine his fate, and the fates of Zibby and New Orleans with it.
The Neon God is a novel that piqued my interest ever since I found it book lovers. As many of you know, I am obsessed with Greek mythology and so I adore to find mythology-inspired stories and so I was delighted to discover this book, which is written about the Greek God, Dionysus, as there are not too many books written about him! When I started to read The Neon God, I was enthralled by the story unfolding before me and was in awe of the authors, Ben D’Alessio’s literature, that is why I am already going to recommend this book to you lovely readers! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
The Neon God is a sensational, mythology-inspired novel that will take its readers on a journey like no other. The reader in The Neon God will follow the Greek God of Wine, Dionysus as he leaves Mt. Olympus with all the squabbling Gods and Goddesses and decides to travel to New Orleans to indulge. It is here, that Dionysus will immerse himself in the city life and captivate it. One night, while out looking desperate for some wine, he meets Zibby Dufossat, a law student, and begs for directions to some vine. Zibby is captivated by Dionysus and intrigued to know more but before she can, he walks away. What follows next is a captivating story that will immerse you in the city of New Orleans while we also follow Dionysus but also Zibby on their paths and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible The Neon God!
The story that unfolds in The Neon God is thrilling, addictive and captivating from the first page alone. The premise of the book had me hooked and as I started to read, I found myself falling in love with the story at an alarming rate. From the start, D’Alessio managed to hook me with his unique mythological inspired tale and make me turn the pages with haste until the very end. What I also adored about his book too was that it was not a gimmicky mythology story, instead, it was unique, and stands out amongst the crowd and full of many poignant themes and thrilling ones too.
Ben D’ Alessio is an exceptional writer who grabbed my attention from the start. Instead of writing a long build-up, he instead throws his readers into the thick of the story and it captivated but also shocked me at the same time! It shocked me, but in a good way as this is rare to see these days so I adored how D’Alessio was bold with his literature and did not waste a second to captivate my attention.
As well as this, D’Alessio is a phenomenal writer for his ability to so effortlessly lace twists and turns throughout his book at the most perfect times. The twists and turns, combined with D’Alessio’s explanatory powers and the sensational characters, made The Neon God a stand out read for me, one that I will re-read again and recommend to all readers! This is because he has written such a brilliant book and taken his time, especially with his descriptions. D’Alessio’s description of New Orleans will have you feeling as if you are truly there in the hustle and bustle of it all and it made for a wonderful reading experience no reader should miss out on!
Overall The Neon God is a thrilling, compelling and entertaining novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves to be thrilled and taken on a journey like no other then The Neon God is for you! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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