- Title: The White Renegade
- Author: Claudie Arseneault
- ISBN: null
- Page: 204
- Format: Kindle Edition
High pitched laughter drifted out of the Wet Lizard as the first soldiers threw alcohol on the wooden walls and material under Seraphin s heart clenched That might ve been Nanny Julia He tried not to think of it as he watched the liquid roll down the walls and soak the flammable pile at its feet They were going to torch the Wet Lizard Between bisexuality and al High pitched laughter drifted out of the Wet Lizard as the first soldiers threw alcohol on the wooden walls and material under Seraphin s heart clenched That might ve been Nanny Julia He tried not to think of it as he watched the liquid roll down the walls and soak the flammable pile at its feet They were going to torch the Wet Lizard Between bisexuality and albinism, Seraphin always felt like an outsider in his own town He finally finds companionship in Alex, an agender teenager who interns over the summer With them he learns to trust himself and his instincts It leads Seraphin to leave his town and join the army invading his country, but when his squad is ordered to raid his hometown, Seraphin finds his new life may come at the price of his old Author s NoteThe White Renegade happens a few years before the events of Viral Airwaves, and follows the events leading to Seraphin earning his nickname These are the formative years behind the unyielding rebel leader and his tense relationship with Captain Hans Vermen The novel and novella can be read in any order without spoilers, and both feature a great deal of queer characters
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Seraphin threw one last glance backward, at the fallen tree he'd once admired for its resilience. The pale gray bark had already grown darker from dirt. It seemed at peace, lying on the ground, half its twisted branches broken. Perhaps it deserved the rest. Perhaps everything would be okay, despite its fall. After all, Seraphin had learned to stay proud and stand on his own just in time. The tree’s legacy was another he’d be proud to carry on.* * *Yes, I'm quoting the entire last paragraph i [...]
"It doesn't matter if your brain thinks it doesn't know who you are. Something in side you does, and it'll scream if it thinks you're on the wrong path."This was a good backstory for Seraphin, and while it was violent and sad, I am always here for heroic bisexuals.
Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts!The White Renegade is #ownvoices for aromantic representation.Claudie Arseneault is one of my all-time favourite authors. She writes amazing stories, that focus on friendship and community. This is a solarpunk novella. It's the prequel to Viral Airwaves.__This novella is so sad! It was heart-breaking to read about the mistakes that Seraphin makes and what happened to him before the events in Viral Airwaves. It’s a story about [...]
This makes me want to hug Seraphin so much. Alex is everything affirming and awesome, and Stern is so loyal and wonderful here (going to go cry over Viral Airwaves, don't mind me)."It doesn't matter if your brain thinks it doesn't know who you are. Something inside you does, and it'll scream if you're on the wrong path."
Note: I wrote this review a while ago, for another side, but it still stands.This was an engaging read. It was cute, it was cruel, it was intense. The characters felt real, and I felt for them. The story is well crafted. I am a fan. I read this novella after the novel the characters are from, Viral Airwaves, but you can absolutely read it separately or before the novel without being lost. If you've read and enjoyed the book, I absolutely recommend it. It'll give you deeper insight into a charact [...]
An interesting plot and flowed nicely.The friendship/ relationship between Serephin and Alex was sweet and beautifully written.It was nice to see a book featuring an agender character in a positive light who was accepted readily by their friend.
A really nice, short book. It took me a while to sympathise with the main character's choices, but in the end I feel like I understood him. I also really loved the character of Alex and thought they were very well-written.
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