First Look: 'Sennen' by Shanti Rai

Avery Hill Publishing have another stunning-looking book coming out later this year. A beautiful coming-of-age tale packed with adventure and magic with a backdrop that outlines the importance of family.

Sennen's life is mostly perfect – spending her days tending the fields in her idyllic village and her evenings with her beloved family, all tucked into the crook of a beautiful green valley. And if it weren't for the masked figures descending from the hills with increasing regularity to take their harvested food to deliver to their Gods, she'd have no worries.

When the demands for tribute strike closer to home, Sennen is forced to flee the paradise of her valley. She has to venture into the home of the Gods to save her family and their way of life. Only she discovers that those we worship are not always what they seem, and the lives we lead are not always so simplistic.

Sennen cover

Sennen is the debut graphic novel from exciting new British author and artist Shanti Rai. It tells a timeless tale of adventure and the discoveries we make as we explore beyond the boundaries of our childhood into the uncertainty of the adult world.


  • Published by Avery Hill Publishing
  • 20th Oct 2022 (UK) / 27th Oct 2022 (USA)
  • Softcover,  full colour throughout,  100 pages
  • Price: £11.99 | $14.95
  • ISBN: 9781910395714

About Shanti Rai

Shanti Rai is a London illustrator who graduated from Camberwell in 2017. Her work has appeared in Day Dreams, KO and Persephone. She was one of Broken Frontier's Six To Watch In 2018.

Preview Pages

Sennen preview 1

Sennen Preview 2

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