A funny and feminist take on epic fantasy—from the point of view of the ever-present tavern wench


ISBN: 9781419738517 Category:

Maxine Kaplan


Tanya has worked at her tavern since she was able to see over the bar. She broke up her first fight at eleven. 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 an enchanted (and powerful) feather that seems drawn to her. Fastpaced, magical, and unapologetically feminist, Wench is epic fantasy like you’ve never seen it before.

Additional information

Weight 517 g
Dimensions 14.9 x 21.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 April 2021
Number of pages 384
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.9 x 21.6 cm
Weight 517 g


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Maxine Kaplan studied English and political science at Oberlin College and held a variety of positions in the publishing world before landing her current job as a private investigator and author. She lives and works in Brooklyn, where she caters to the whims of her dimwitted but soulful cat.