R.R. Virdi

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; and the LitRPG/portal fantasy series, Monster Slayer Online, as well as the author of a space western/sci fi series, Shepherd of Light. He has worked in the automotive industry as a mechanic, retail, and in the custom gaming computer world. He’s an avid car nut with a special love for American classics.

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.

Find R. R. Virdi on his website, or follow him on Twitter @rrvirdi.

Bibliography

  • FORTH
    Tales of Tremaine
    The First Binding (#1)
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  • The Grave Report Series
    Grave Beginnings (#1)
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  • The Grave Report Series
    Grave Measures (#2)
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  • The Grave Report Series
    Grave Dealings (#3)
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  • Monster Slayer Online Series
    Goblin King (#1)
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  • The Books of Winter Series
    Dangerous Ways (#1)
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    Star Shepherd
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Reviews

Tales of Tremaine

The First Binding (#1)
“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

"An epic like no other - grand, 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

“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

"The First Binding is the first volume in a new magnificent and ambitious high fantasy series to obsess over."

Petrik Leo, Novel Notions

The Grave Report Series

Grave Beginnings (#1)
“[A] fantastic read […] If you like monsters and sarcasm, you won’t be disappointed with GRAVE BEGINNINGS.”

Socially Accepted Madness

Grave Measures (#2)
“Virdi delivered on every level–and then some! […] For lovers of supernatural, of paranormal investigations, of mystery, comedy, and fans of GRAVE BEGINNINGS–rejoice! You will NOT be disappointed!”

Upstream Writer

Grave Dealings (#3)
“Yet again, Virdi pulls off the seeming impossible, and for that, GRAVE DEALINGS earns a 5 Star rating and an Upstream Writer Certified Absolute Recommended. This book was absolutely stellar through and through.”

Upstream Writer

“Virdi’s books are incredibly fun, fast-paced, and clever to boot. [GRAVE DEALINGS] might just be his best yet.”

Read Commendations

Monster Slayer Online Series

The Books of Winter Series

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Awards & Accolades

Tales of Tremaine

The Grave Report Series

Grave Beginnings (#1)
USA

Winner A Drop of Ink Reviews: “Best Book of 2015 Award”

USA

DragonCon Dragon Awards Finalist: “Best Fantasy”

Monster Slayer Online Series

The Books of Winter Series

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