Working as a wench ― i.e. waitress ― at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, Kit Sweetly dreams of being a knight like her brother. She has the moves, is capable on a horse, and desperately needs the raise that comes with knighthood, so she can help her mom pay the mortgage and hold a spot at her dream college. Company policy allows only guys to be knights. So when Kit takes her brother’s place and reveals her identity at the end of the show, she rockets into internet fame and a whole lot of trouble with the management. But the Girl Knight won’t go down without a fight. As other wenches join her quest, a protest forms. In a joust before Castle executives, they’ll prove that gender restrictions should stay medieval―if they don’t get fired first.
I’ve been wanting to read this book since before it came out. I knew it was sort of a renaissance book, which sounded beyond awesome. And after reading Well Met, I knew I wanted to read a book with anything to do with medieval times. Plus, this book sounded fierce and Kit sounded like a fantastic main character: wanting the chance for non cis men to become Knights at the restaurant she works at. I had also heard amazing things about it online. All this means that I was incredibly eager to read it.
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