It’s a storyline that hasn’t yet been tackled by Disney who prefers to keep their heroes men and heroines female in their stories, but author Daniel Haack was not afraid to breach that subject.
In 2018, Haack authored “Prince and Knight” a fairy tale about a gay prince who had eyes not for the local handmaidens and princesses, but for a knight in shining armor.
“Once upon a time, in a kingdom far from here, there was a prince in line to take the throne, so his parents set out to find him a kind and worthy bride. The three of them traveled the land far and wide, but the prince didn’t quite find what he was looking for in the princesses they met,” the author said about the book’s storyline. “While they were away, a terrible dragon threatened their land, and all the soldiers fled. The prince rushed back to save his kingdom from the perilous beast and was met by a brave knight in a suit of brightly shining armor. Together they fought the dragon and discovered that special something the prince was looking for all along.”
The book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance.
“Our brave and dashing heroes, the prince and the knight, are happily married and their kingdom is prospering, but soon, a fog of darkness that blocks the sun spreads across their land. They get word that the cause of this is a dark and mysterious Shadow King, and they rush off to find and stop him, but encounter many obstacles along the way. Will they be able to restore the light to their kingdom?” the author teases.
You’ll have to buy it to find out.