Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Web launch

Welcome to the Song of the Elves website.  A great deal of work has gone in to bringing the project to this point and I must begin by thanking Nick for all his fantastic help and advice, and Lee for the stunning cartoon work you will have already seen.  Thanks also go to Pete for his work on the original splash page.

Special thanks must also go to Col, who has put hours of work in to reading and editing The Summerlands, and the streamlined and revamped chapters that you will be able to download here over the coming months would not have been ready without his support.  I hope you enjoy the material available, and if you do, come back for more, and tell your friends.  Happy reading!


About The Author

Writing has been my main form of escape since a child. Before teaching, I earned a living on a little known national newspaper, before discovering I also had a calling for the classroom. The first embryonic scribbles for Song of the Elves emerged in 2000. I began writing the first trilogy as one continuous manuscript entitled The Summerlands, which I finally completed in the Winter of 2007. In the intervening years, I've been transforming this first draft into three distinct instalments of the saga. "A Shadow Falls" and "The King's Blades" have already seen the light of day. "Sins of the Father" will follow shortly. There will be a second trilogy to complete the saga, which I intend to commence work on in 2012. Book four is entitled "The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned". I have also written a series of short tales entitled The Wolves of Winter, set in Rhoderica before the elves invaded the continent. This is now available through lulu.com as a paperback and via amazon kindle as an e-book.. My second, 'Tale of Rhoderica' will be a fantasy version of the great John Ford western - The Searchers. Entitled, To the Ends of the Earth', the novel will be out for Spring 2016. I am also half-way through a manuscript for a science fiction novel, entitled The Mirror of His Soul. Time and health permitting, these will all eventually see the light of day.

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