It was pretty good. I mostly liked the story (fizzled for me a little at the end), and the writing really worked for me. It was too long though — maybe by like 200 pages at least. Towards the end I was just super ready to move on.
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.
- ISBN10 1250796172
- ISBN13 9781250796172
- Publish Date 16 August 2022
- Publish Status Active
- Publish Country US
- Imprint Tor Books
- Format Hardcover
- Pages 832
- Language English
- URL https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250796172/thefirstbinding