The Women's War

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Del Rey Books
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5.4 X 8.0 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Jenna Glass wrote her first book--an "autobiography"--when she was in the fifth grade. She began writing in earnest while in college and proceeded to collect a dizzying array of rejections for her first seventeen novels. Nevertheless, she persisted, and her eighteenth novel became her first commercial sale. Within a few years, Glass became a full-time writer, and she has never looked back. She has published more than twenty novels under various names. The Women's War marks her first foray into epic fantasy.


"The Women's War is an epic feminist fantasy for the #MeToo era. . . . While feminist science fiction and fantasy books have been around for decades--see Octavia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin and Anne McCaffrey--tales that reflect recent feminist movements like #MeToo are an essential next step in an ongoing conversation. That's what makes The Women's War, by Jenna Glass, so noteworthy. . . . The Women's War does what so many classic adult fantasy books do not: It gives us a nuanced portrayal of grown women dealing with a wretchedly unfair society. It is rare to read a fantasy novel with a middle-aged mother as a main character. And it is refreshing to see women becoming heroes in a world that wishes to keep them muzzled."--Sabaa Tahir, The New York Times Book Review

"Gloriously paced, plotted, and constructed with such elegance that it ceases to feel like a story and begins to feel like the truth."--Seanan McGuire

"A thrilling and heartwrenching tale that explores the issue of body autonomy, with a middle-aged mom as the heroine . . . I couldn't put it down."--Kevin Hearne

"A must-read, with gripping action, a complex plot, and engaging characters . . . I thoroughly loved it!"--Melissa Marr

"The Women's War is more than a story. It is a roar. And it's magnificent! The wonderful fierceness of its women will steal your breath and your heart."--Sarah Beth Durst

"A rich and multilayered dark fantasy filled with unforgettable characters."--Kelley Armstrong

"A wonderful read set in a well-realized world filled with terrific characters . . . I cannot wait for the next book!"--Kristen Britain

"A bold, gripping story of women and power that had me cheering both for its rich, wonderful characters and its vital message."--Callie Bates

"The interconnected story lines, excellent pacing, and heart-wrenching ending will have readers clamoring for the next book. Offer this to fans of other recent feminist speculative fiction like Naomi Alderman's The Power, Ausma Zehanat Khan's The Bloodprint, or Tasha Suri's Empire of Sand."--Booklist (starred review)

"Stands out as both social commentary on contemporary issues of bodily autonomy, gender, and social power and as feminist retribution fantasy, made manifest through an appealing epic fantasy setting and grounded in a carefully designed magic system. . . . Though female leads take center stage, Glass gives real depth to her male characters as well. Personal and political aspects of the story blend gracefully together to provide a high-energy story with sweeping forward momentum toward the next installment."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"I am very here for this book . . . the first what's sure to be an incredible series."--SyFyWire

"The Women's War is #MeToo and #Resistance and #Prochoice through the lens of epic fantasy. Read it."--Nicola Griffith