An unconventional love story, cerebral and suspenseful and oh so seductive.
Otherworldly and mundane collide when a young New York psychologist takes on a charismatic patient who may be delusional or may literally come from the Otherworld of her suppressed childhood nightmares.
Driven to solve the intriguing case, Anna Reilly tries to unwind the thread of John Doe’s story, but instead becomes entangled in an uncertain relationship that challenges her sexuality, sanity, and her very sense of reality. When he inexplicably disappears, Anna’s professional and personal life comes undone, leaving her unsure whether she is expanding her mind or losing it, and whether the androgynous John is a mystical guide or a psychopathic con artist. Finding him will either provide her with the keys to the mysteries of the universe or complete her break from reality.
OVER THE HILLS OF GREEN is the second book in The Green Hills series. The first award-winning book, PRINT IN THE SNOW, sets in motion the events that change young Anna’s life forever.
What the Reviewers Say
“A deep and emotive work that explores gender, sexuality and the ties which hold us to reality, all whilst delivering a really excellent fantasy fiction plot. … An essential read for speculative and magical realism fans looking for something totally fresh and new.” – Readers’ Favorite (starred)
“OVER THE HILLS OF GREEN” by E.V. Svetova is a modern fantasy novel that challenges social mores, prejudices, and the concept of a successful life. … I would recommend this to fans of The Lord of the Rings, and Inu-Yasha, and everybody seeking a magical romance in an average world.” – ReedsyDiscovery (starred)
“Densely-written, literate and suspenseful, OVER THE HILLS OF GREEN roots fantasy in the rich, fertile soil of human psychology.” – IndieReader (starred)
“E.V. Svetova’s spellbinding prose takes readers from the harsh walls of a mental institution, and a snow-covered New York City, into a magical realm filled with monsters and elves. John Doe and Anna Reilly’s will-they/won’t-they status is a page-turner, and their relationship evolves into something unimaginable. … Svetova does not disappoint, providing answers to who the mysterious John Doe is as well as the answers to the mysteries of the universe.” – Manhattan Book Review (starred)
“An elegant and seductive novel with sophisticated prose that joyfully subverts genre tropes of romance and fantasy.” – Jacob Miller, poet, author of Lines from a Canvas
“This book is about appreciation of self and others no matter what, gratitude, courage in exploration. It has so many layers. The writing is terrific.” – Charis Conn, a long-time editor at Harper’s Magazine
“A powerful love story and parable for self-discovery.” – Dr. Michele Levy, author of Anna’s Dance
“E.V. Svetova’s writing is as magical as the relationship between Anna and her new charge.” – Dr. Elena Mikalsen, author of Wrapped in the Stars and The House by the Cypress Trees