The First Binding (Tales of Tremaine #1)
“Epic fantasy at its finest—an homage to storytelling and legend, richly told and endlessly engaging.”—Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter
Don’t miss the first novel in this stunning Silk Road-inspired epic fantasy series from R.R. Virdi—a saga of legends, lies, and the secretive storyteller who’s spun them all.
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.
“Rich world-building, plenty of action, and devious twists abound. Very highly recommended!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Kagen the Damned
Praise for The First Binding (Tales of Tremaine #1)
"Crafted with patience, passion, and most importantly, tremendous love. Read R.R. Virdi!"—Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files
“Rich world-building, plenty of action, and devious twists abound. Very highly recommended!”—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Kagen the Damned
"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, Washington Post bestselling author of the Salvage Crew and the Commonwealth Empire
"Epic fantasy at its finest—an homage to storytelling and legend, richly told and endlessly engaging."—Andrea Stewart, author of Bone Shard Daughter
“Engrossing and beautiful, joyous and painful—always entertaining, sometimes profound. This book makes me remember why I love epic fantasy.”—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Dune: House Atreides
“Lyrical and enchanting. A new star has risen in the firmament of epic fantasy.”—D.J. Butler, Dragon Award-winning author of Witchy Eye
“Filled with astute nods to South Asian lore, The First Binding is a classic in every way: layered, nuanced, and luxurious. A story that forces you to examine reality and truth, and the power of legends themselves.”—Kritika H. Rao, author of The Surviving Sky
"If you loved The Name of the Wind and The Lies of Locke Lamora, this is your next reading addiction."— Dyrk Ashton, author of The Paternus Trilogy
“A work of extraordinary depth; readers will be unpicking the secrets of Tremaine for years to come.”—Richard Swan, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Justice of Kings
"A new magnificent and ambitious high fantasy series to obsess over."—Novel Notions
“You'll want to sit down with this Storyteller again.”—SFX