Happy book birthday to The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton! Modern Medieval times bring you a young girl who works at a theme restaurant in present-day where the “knights” make more money and for some reason, only men are permitted to have the job. When our amazing heroine takes the place of her brother to act as a knight, revealing herself at the end a wild ride is sure to await her.
I’m in love with this premise. That’s all.
Kit Sweetly slays sexism, bad bosses, and bad luck to become a knight at a medieval-themed restaurant. 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.