Call Maya Svevak’s Svevi Avatar: Persecution of Constantina the fitting literary potion for the post-Pandemic Age of Trumpian alternate realities. Masterfully written, Svevi Avatar is a genre-bending epic that defies stereotypes and spurs us to shed our own prejudices and limitations. This first book in the novel pentalogy pulls us into numinous spaces and transcendental conversations that alter the ways in which we perceive time, space, and the interconnectivities between all that exists.
Svevi Avatar portrays an intriguing alternative timeline that forces us to evaluate the world around us, our values, and our treatment of historically silenced groups such as women, the Indigenous, people of colour, and refugees. It combines a captivating and layered plot interwoven with scandal, politics, myth, and love. The book is much more than a piece of fiction or an alternative timeline, but a testament to some of the most pressing questions plaguing the world today.
Maya Svevak’s depth of imagination is genuinely impressive. Through her power of thought she has created a wonderfully fulfilling world, while her penetrating intellect affords profound insights into the cycles and dynamics of history. Svevi Avatar is a fast-paced adventure that artfully synchronises disparate voices across a wide range of terrains and national conditions. A wonderful experiment in carving a space in which political thriller and mythological fiction can harmonise, the first book in the Svevi Avatar pentalogy is truly a joy to read.
Svevi Avatar is a fascinating epic about a world that may die if no one intervenes. A parallel universe where racism, authoritarianism, and environmental devastation are intertwined with the wisdom of enlightenment and the ability to foresee the consequences of our foolish acts. Maya Svevak has created a complex world with an amazing array of engaging characters. Her prose is powerful and full of insights about the deep nature of reality and our place in it.
Svevi Avatar: Persecution of Constantina takes the reader to a fascinating world where the majority of humans live in harmony with nature, except the citizens of Constantina. In Constantina, nature is to be dominated. But trouble is brewing as powerful outside forces aim to hold Constantina to account and internal factions maneuver to hide the truth. Maya Svevak holds a magnifying glass up to our own world and its myriad of social, political and environmental injustices through captivating fantasy storytelling.
Portals is the official newsletter of the universe of Svevi Avatar. It is published biweekly and features exclusive content, including excerpts, advance peeks at new artwork, glimpses into the identity of the author, Maya Svevak, and explorations of the inspiration behind Svevi Avatar.Subscribe
Maya Svevak can weave in and out of time and space to inhabit alternate realities and parallel timelines. As she travels across these realms, she encounters fascinating people and experiences their stories. These are the stories she is moved to share with the world and others through her writing.Know Maya
Through the stories of Svevi Avatar, Maya Svevak explores many of the compelling issues of our time, such as climate change, injustice, racism, misogyny, violence, economic inequality, and oppression. Maya aspires to reshape mindsets toward these issues and the communities that are affected by them. She hopes that through global engagement of fans of Svevi Avatar, together we will make a real world impact on the environment and people. Svevi Avatar is not just an epic tale of an alternate world described in a pentalogy of novels and a series of novellas and graphic novels. The forces at play in this alternate world parallel our own global systems in ways that connect the Svevi Avatar universe to many of the vital struggles, conflicts, and social dilemmas of our day. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Svevi Avatar literature and merchandise will go to support initiatives for social and environmental justice. Details of these initiatives will be regularly revealed in the newsletter, Portals.