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For those of you who caught our preview of the Sentience Prologue, publisher Band of Bards has been kind enough to give Comic Book Yeti the exclusive preview of Chapter 1! We'll show you that below, but for those of you who are looking for more info first, we've got the lowdown:

What's It About?

The clockwork android daughter of a powerful necromancer, Kyra is an assassin assigned to enforce her mother's empire. But, for better or for worse, Kyra unexpectedly begins to gain sentience...and all the troubles that come with it!

Check it out if you're into Ex Machina, Legend, Mortal Engines, Pinocchio, The Princess Bride, The Dark Tower Series, Monstress, or Claymore.

Nuts and Bolts:


  • American light novel of approximately 150 pages

  • 20 illustrations with some sequential art in a limited color palette

About the book and creative team:

  • Sci-fi with heavy steampunk & dark fantasy influences

  • All woman creative team

    • Author - Elyse Russell

    • Artist - Dany Rivera

    • Editors - Damon Barret Roe & Nicole D’Andria

  • Major themes include what it means to have life, grappling with toxic families, what we do when we realize reality is not what we thought it was

Price (suggested retail) and purchase info:

  • $14.99

  • Currently crowdfunding on Zoop

  • Will later be available through Ingram, Amazon, & direct order from Band of Bards


And now, please find the first chapter of Sentience below.

*NOTE: Wix formatting is a little funky, so we're hosting it two ways: scrolling down or downloading to your device.

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