A mental collaboration between ancient and modern, science and religion, Maya Svevak’s Svevi Avatar: Persecution of Constantina introduces its readers to an alternative reframing of our earth’s trajectory, one in which a man experiences doubt about the path his nation has taken and strives to amend the errors of time.
Mystic runes inscribed on the page connect protagonist Andrew Onio to a mystical force, alongside several others in different lands, observing a world about to fall apart.
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.