A funny, fiercely feminist YA epic fantasy—following the adventures of a tavern wench.
Tanya has worked at her tavern since she was able to see over the bar. She broke up her first fight at 11. By the time she was a teenager she knew everything about the place, and she could run it with her eyes closed. She’d never let anyone—whether it be a drunkard or a captain of the queen’s guard—take advantage of her. But when her guardian dies, she might lose it all: the bar, her home, her purpose in life. So she heads out on a quest to petition the queen to keep the tavern in her name—dodging unscrupulous guards, a band of thieves, and a powerful, enchanted feather that seems drawn to her.
Fast-paced, magical, and unapologetically feminist, Wench is epic fantasy like you’ve never seen it before.
Advance praise for Wench:
"A fierce, feminist romp through the adventures of a tavern wench. Like an old classic fairytale, with bands of thieves and magical feathers, but with more badass female characters.” —Shea Ernshaw, NYT bestselling author of The Wicked Deep
"Smart, plucky, resourceful ... Tanya is exactly the kind of character I love to root for. Readers are sure to delight in the fresh, inventive magic of Wench. This story of lost family and found friends is a heartfelt exploration of what it means to come home." —Megan Bannen, author of The Bird & the Blade and Soulswift (November 2020)