The Doors of Midnight (Tales of Tremaine #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the Tales of Tremaine series.


"Read R.R. Virdi!"―Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files

Myths begin, and a storyteller's tale deepens, in the essential sequel to R.R. Virdi's breakout Silk Road-inspired epic fantasy debut, The First Binding.

Some stories are hidden for a reason. All tales have a price. And every debt must be paid.

I killed three men as a child and earned the name Bloodletter. Then I set fire to the fabled Ashram. I've been a bird and robbed a merchant king of a ransom of gold. And I have crossed desert sands and cutthroat alleys to repay my debt.

I’ve stood before the eyes of god, faced his judgement, and cast aside the thousand arrows that came with it. And I have passed through the Doors of Midnight and lived to tell the tale.

I have traded one hundred and one stories with a creature as old as time, and survived with only my cleverness, a candle, and a broken promise.

And most recently of all, I have killed a prince, though the stories say I have killed more than one.

My name is Ari. These are my legends.

And these are my lies.

About the Author

R.R. Virdi is a two-time Dragon Award finalist, Nebula Award finalist, and USA Today Bestselling author. He is the author of the urban fantasy series The Grave Report and The Books of Winter, as well as the epic fantasy novel The First Binding. 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.

Praise For…

"Elegant, enigmatic and epic from end to end."—Fantasy Book Critic

"A twisting tale of political machinations, self-discovery, and myths come to life, The Doors of Midnight takes its reader on a journey to explore the value of stories: the ones we share, the ones we hide, and the ones we tell about ourselves."—MJ Kuhn, international bestselling author of Among Thieves

Praise for The First Binding:

“Crafted with patience, passion, and most important, tremendous love. Read R.R. Virdi!”—Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files

There is little else out there to rival The First Binding. It is an entire mythos and world, epic fantasy and autobiography, a comprehensive retelling of one man's life.”—The Wall Street Journal

“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

Epic fantasy at its finest—an homage to storytelling and legend, richly told and endlessly engaging.”—Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter

An ode to storytelling, complete with a rich mythology, turbulent adventures, and a flawed hero you'll root for.”—Kirkus

“Filled with astute nods to South Asian lore, The First Binding is a classic in every way: layered, nuanced, and luxurious. A story that forces you to examine reality and truth, and the power of legends themselves.”—Kritika H. Rao, author of The Surviving Sky

“This is your next reading addiction.”—Dyrk Ashton, author of the Paternus trilogy

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250796189
ISBN-10: 1250796180
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 832
Language: English
Series: Tales of Tremaine