- File Size: 750 KB
- Print Length: 154 pages
- Publication Date: August 3, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EBSJYNQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,192,015 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dion: His Life and Mine Kindle Edition
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The tone of the narrator (for that's what she is, she doesn't portray herself in any way as a 'heroine' of the story) is sad and reminiscent at all times, as if she really is telling her story just to you. The characters are very well developed, the places they visit and people they meet are realistic...but then that may be because I have studied Greco-Roman mythology as well as the artwork of the time (look up "The Toreador" fresco from Crete, always was one of my favorites). Which brings me to a new appreciation for these characters; they have been resurrected, given a new spin that correlates with our lives today and where they were originally created hundreds of years ago, they have been given new life and feel as if we're hearing their story for the first time. As I always like to say, "There's nothing new in the world today" and this telling of Dion (aka: Dionysus or the god of the grape harvest) exemplifies that in a well written, well thought out story. If you have an interest in mythology, or are simply looking for a well told story that offers more than face value, check this book out!
Star Rating: 5 stars
Number of Readers: 19
‘I liked the way the author mixed the modern world and the old. It was very clever and fun to read.’ Girl, aged 14
‘Cool cover and well written blurb.’ Boy, aged 14
‘I remember we looked at myths and legends in primary school so it was fun to read a book based on a Greek myth. Everything in this story is well-described. I particularly liked the newspaper bits.’ Girl, aged 13
‘This book is much better than the usual YA I read. I actually felt I was learning as I read it. It’s sort of hard to describe but I felt comfortable reading this book. Sort of ‘well cared for’. Any teenager who enjoys a sad but exciting story and also enjoys history, will like this a lot.’ Girl, 15
Of the 19 readers:
19 would read another book by this author.
19 thought the cover was good or excellent.
12 felt the best part was exciting plot.
7 thought the mix of modern and old was best.
8 liked the ending.
‘A strong, character-driven YA novel. A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Awards