The Binding by Bridget Collins is an epic historical fantasy that will have you questioning as you read. There are elements of the Gothic horror tradition within the tale. I do not normally read this genre but The Binding intrigued me, held my attention and awakened my curiosity.
There is power in story-telling and Bridget Collins has certainly woven a splendid tale. We all have memories that we’d like to forget but what happens when we really need to remember the past, but cannot? This unique and well thought out tale explores that theme. There were other themes within the tale that I was not comfortable with but I recognise that Bridget Collins is a masterful story-teller.
Within the tale there are those who use and exploit others, as well as those who seek the truth.
The book is split into three sections with a different voice or period of time. The reader sees the events from two different points of view. One of the characters elicited sympathies from me, the other, not so much, although one could see he was a product of his upbringing.
The Binding was very unique and well executed.