In R.R. Virdi's The First Binding, a storyteller and a dancer meet in a bar, then they changed the world.
All legends are borne 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.
R. R. Virdi is the two-time Dragon Award-Nominated author of the The Grave Report, a paranormal investigator series set in the great state of New York. The second novel in the series, Grave Measures, was a finalist for the 2016 Dragon Awards under the Best Fantasy (Paranormal) category alongside Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, N. K. Jemisin, Dave Freer, James Osiris Baldwin, and G. Derick Adams.