Recommended Books with Aromantic Characters
By Claudie Arseneault
Claudie Arseneault is an asexual and aromantic-spectrum writer hailing from the very-French Quebec City. Her long studies in biochemistry and immunology often sneak back into her science-fiction, and her love for sprawling casts invariably turns her novels into multi-storylined wonders that center aromantic and asexual characters. The start of her most recent series, City of Strife, came out on February 22, 2017! Claudie is a founding member of The Kraken Collective and is well-known for her involvement in solarpunk, her database of aro and ace characters, and her unending love of squids. Find out more on her website!
An Accident of Stars is an epic portal fantasy novel with a diverse ensemble cast which includes an aromantic character! Gwen Vere is a walker of worlds, an older woman with a son and two partners, and she is steady, cunning, and caring. While the depiction of aromanticism is not central to the story, it is clearly established as a vital part of Gwen, a character that is important to the novel. Plus, it’s rare to find older aromantic women, let alone ones who are poly- and allosexual, so An Accident of Stars fills a unique part of the aromantic representation currently available.