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The First Binding

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781473234000

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 7th September 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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‘A work of extraordinary depth; people are going to be unpicking the secrets of Tremaine for years to come’ Richard Swan, Sunday Times bestselling author

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.

Readers love The First Binding:

The world is extremely rich in its myth and history . . . I loved this book . . . it’s only a matter of time until Virdi and the Tales of Tremaine will be remembered for many years to come’ Novel Notions

‘Once you lose yourself in this South Asian-inspired fantasy world, there’s no turning back. The First Binding is a grand, mesmerizing story’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Lyrical, lovely, and beautifully South Asian’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

The First Binding is magnificent, it marks itself out because of the way the author has utilized South Asian culture and Hindu mythology to make this epic fantasy story more than a bit unique. R.R. Virdi [has written] a story for readers such as myself & thousands of South Asian fantasy readers‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘[There is something the] author infused into his story with that’s completely him: South Asian mythology and culture were clearly the foundation of the world Virdi imagined, while ticking all the boxes of a classical epic fantasy’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

It’s beautiful, like poetry. I love the stories within stories and genesis myths shown throughout it. My family is East African in origin ancestrally, and there are themes in here even though this is mostly Asian that feel so similar and like I’m reading bits of my own culture, and that is beautiful to see‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Tales of Tremaine