R.R. Virdi

United Kingdom and British Commonwealth only: Represented in these territories on behalf of  Jabberwocky Literary Agency.

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. He has worked in the automotive industry as a mechanic and holds a deep love for American classics. As of August 2021, one of his short stories will be taken to the moon on the Peregrine Lunar Lander.

Virdi’s latest series, Tales of Tremaine, begins with THE FIRST BINDING — due to be published in August 2022.

The hardest challenge for him up to this point has been fooling most of society into believing he’s a completely sane member of the general public. He currently resides in Northern Virginia where he wanders local hills in the dead of night while issuing challenges to fist-fight the moon.

He remains undefeated in his battles against celestial bodies.

Should the writing thing not work out, he still practices for his back up plan: dressing up as a dancing shark for a Katy Perry performance.

Agent Contact: Stevie Finegan


Tales of Tremaine Series




  • Tales of Tremaine (UK)




      ‘An ode to storytelling, complete with a rich mythology, turbulent adventures, and a flawed hero you’ll root for… Approached with patience, this epic fantasy will satisfy any fan of the genre.’ Kirkus

      THE FIRST BINDING is the first volume in a new magnificent and ambitious high fantasy series to obsess over.’ Novel Notions

      ‘R.R. Virdi’s THE FIRST BINDING is 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

      ‘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

      ‘Virdi has created a rich world where he lays out his magic system thoroughly and requires his characters to work within it. This isn’t the magic of a chosen one, plucked out of obscurity and given a great power. No, this magic is work and was learned through sacrifice and necessity.’ — Booklist

      ‘[T]he pattern woven by the recurring elements is beguiling. You’ll want to sit down with this Storyteller again.’ — SFX Magazine

      ‘An epic like no othergrand, sweeping, dramatic, a love letter to fantasy burning with with the dust and heat and mythos of South Asia. It reads like magic and tastes like saffron.’ — Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, Washington Post bestselling author of the Salvage Crew and the Commonwealth Empire

      THE FIRST BINDING was one of my most anticipated releases of 2022 and I am happy to say that it met my expectations. A worthy Epic South Asian Fantasy to look out for.’ — Book A Fiction

      ‘[A] new favourite of mine, and I can’t wait for the next book to come out!’ — Library of a Viking

      ‘R.R. Virdi spins a very personal epic fantasy about the consequences of our actions and the nature of heroism. 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

      ‘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

      THE FIRST BINDING is epic fantasy at its finest—an homage to storytelling and legend, richly told and endlessly engaging. Complex and luxuriant, this is an emotional, multifaceted gem of a book that examines the twists and turns a story takes on its journey from the truth.’ Andrea Stewart, author of The Drowning Empire trilogy

      ‘Lavish in detail, a saga colorfully flavored with the mythos of India, R.R. Virdi’s THE FIRST BINDING is a fantasy debut recommended for the exceptional promise that The Name of the Wind enthusiasts have been pining to discover and read’ Janny Wurts, author of The Wars of Light and Shadow

      ‘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

      THE FIRST BINDING is a masterpiece of epic fantasy storytelling.’ — Michael Mammay, author of the Planetside series