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.
On March 20, 2021, we celebrated the worldwide launch of book 1 of the Svevi Avatar pentalogy, Svevi Avatar: Persecution of Constantina, to great advance acclaim (read the testimonials here).
Lee Parpart, editor of Svevi Avatar: Persecution of Constantina, sat down with Maya Svevak to talk about: Reimagining Power and History: the World of Svevi Avatar, a thought-provoking conversation on environment, race, identity, gender, and power, read the transcript or listen on our youtube channel. Be sure to subscribe!
On March 20, 2021, the launch date of Svevi Avatar: Persecution of Constantina , Maya Svevak sat down with JF Garrard, host of the Artsy Raven Podcast, a podcast for those obsessed with reading, writing, and publishing, to talk about the world of Svevi Avatar and share tips on successful writing.
The felony-murder doctrine is applied across the U.S. to convict individuals of murder, if they were associated with the commission of a felony, such as burglary or robbery, even if they hadn’t intended to commit a murder. Could the felony-murder rule be applied to all of the inciters of and participants in the January 6th insurrection?
The wait is over! Book 1 of the Svevi Avatar novel pentalogy is finally available worldwide. Watch the official trailer, entitled Svevi Avatar: Persecution of Constantina (Official Trailer 1), on our youtube channel. Make sure to subscribe!
“If only I were a leaf on a window sill, drinking in the sun and watching the world go by.”
Fans of novels, novellas, comics, graphic novels, animations, and music will love Svevi Avatar. This multi-platform, multi-media world is designed to engage readers of all types, from those who enjoy long-form narratives to those who prefer visual storytelling. Whether you’re a fan of fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, speculative fiction, or young adult literary fiction, Svevi Avatar will reel you in.
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In her blog, Maya Svevak writes from non-eurocentric and indigenous perspectives to explore the 7 core ecosocial (ecological + social) issues of our time. These include issues related to: indigenous peoples, environment, identity, gender violence, capitalism, health, and culture.Blog
Maya Svevak is an author, artist, and activist, who takes an inter-disciplinary and multi-perspective approach to her work. Through her fictional writing, Maya aspires to absorb readers into the fascinating, often mystical worlds of people who are marginalized and ignored: the indigenous, dark-skinned, disabled, exploited, and abused. In her non-fictional essays, Maya draws on her training as a scientist and lawyer to clearly lay out the links between cause and effect, so that readers can expand their understanding of the realities that afflict us locally and globally. Maya has worked at the grassroots level with disenfranchised communities around the world, where she continues to meet awe-inspiring individuals. She is a global citizen, who has lived in many different countries, and so has had the good fortune to understand the human experience from a rich variety of perspectives and cultural contexts. She hopes to transition to writing full-time very soon.