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The First Binding

(2022)
(The first book in the Tales of Tremaine series)
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All legends are born of truths. And just as much lies. These are mine. Judge me for what you will. But you will hear my story first.



I buried the village of Ampur under a mountain of ice and snow. Then I killed their god. I've stolen old magics and been cursed for it. I started a war with those that walked before mankind and lost the princess I loved, and wanted to save. I've called lightning and bound fire. I am legend. And I am a monster.

My name is Ari.

And this is the story of how I let loose the first evil.

Thus begins the tale of a storyteller and a singer on the run and hoping to find obscurity in a tavern bar. But the sins of their past aren't forgotten, and neither are their enemies. Their old lives are catching up swiftly and it could cost them the entire world. No one can escape their pasts and all stories must have an ending.




Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"R.R. Virdi's The First Binding is engrossing and beautiful, joyous and painful -- always entertaining, sometimes profound. This book makes me remember why I love epic fantasy." - Kevin J Anderson

"If you loved The Name of the Wind and The Lies of Locke Lamora, this is your next reading addiction." - Dyrk Ashton

"Crafted with patience, passion and, most importantly, tremendous love. Read R.R. Virdi." - Jim Butcher

"R.R. Virdi spins a very personal epic fantasy about the consequences of our actions and the nature of heroism. Rich world-building, plenty of action, and devious twists abound. Very highly recommended." - Jonathan Maberry

"The First Binding is epic fantasy at its finest -- an homage to storytelling and legend, richly told and endlessly engaging. Complex and luxuriant, this is an emotional, multifaceted gem of a book that examines the twists and turns a story takes on its journey from the truth." - Andrea Stewart

"An epic like no other - grand, sweeping, dramatic, a love letter to fantasy burning with the dust and heat and mythos of South Asia. It reads like magic and tastes like saffron." - Yudhanjaya Wijeratne


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