Virtual Event: R.R. Virdi presents The First Binding

Please join Tattered Cover as we host R.R. Virdi for a virtual event where he will discuss his book The First Binding. He will be in conversation with Josh Clark. This event will take place on September 19th at 5:00pm MT. You will receive a YouTube link upon registering for the event.


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.


R.R. Virdi is a two-time Dragon Award finalist and a Nebula Award finalist. He is the author of two urban fantasy series, The Grave Report, and The Books of Winter. One of his short stories is part of a collection of artists’ works to go to the moon aboard the Astrobotic Peregrine Lunar Lander in 2022. His love of classic cars drove him to work in the automotive industry for many years before he realized he’d do a better job of maintaining his passion if he stayed away from customers.

He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and is a first generation Indian-American with all the baggage that comes with. He's offended a long list of incalculable ancestors by choosing to drop out of college and not pursue one of three pre-destined careers: a lawyer, doctor, engineer. Instead, he decided to chase his dream of being an author. His family is still coping with this decision a decade later.

He expects them to come around in another fifteen to twenty years.

Should the writing gig not work out, he aims to follow his backup plan and become a dancing shark for a Katy Perry music video.


Josh Clark is a writer, graphic designer, and a bookseller/buyer at Tattered Cover Book Store. His short fiction has been published by Pikes Peak Writers, Black Hare Press, and received a Silver Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest. A writer and reader of genre fiction for adults and young adults, he is active in the Colorado writing community, previously serving in key volunteer positions for several writing groups. His life is filled with words professionally and recreationally, so if he's not writing or reading you're likely to find him at author events, science fiction conventions, writing conferences, or out in nature brainstorming his next novel.

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