Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Seasons Greetings

| December 30, 2008

Many thanks to all my readers for your support during 2008.  Getting the website off the ground was a major achievement and is hopefully just the begining of the journey for Song of the Elves. Happy New Year! See you in 2009 for more exciting developments…  

The story continues…

| December 15, 2008

If you’ve just reached the end of A Shadow Falls and want to know what happens next, fear not, the next part is on its way. Having recently completed the final edit of A Shadow Falls, I am now turning my attention to Book Two, The King’s Blades.  This originally had a working title of [...]

Chapters 7 to 9 of A Shadow Falls

| December 1, 2008

As Dave is busy decorating, having talked himself into it, he’s asked me to post a quick note letting you all know that the next three chapters of A Shadow Falls are now available to download. I’m sure all you regulars (you know who you are) already knew that! If you’re enjoying the book, don’t [...]

A Shadow Falls part Two

| November 22, 2008

A magical coin… A tournament for a place in the King’s Blades… A creature from the darkest nightmare… For half-elf Kirik, this summer will bring more than his transition from boy to man.  Friendships will be tested, lives will be lost as a shadow falls over Farsee Forest. Read the second installment of A Shadow [...]

Free Book

| November 15, 2008

It’s here – at last!  A Shadow Falls, the first book of the Song of the Elves saga is available now at  Beginning this week you can download the book in six exciting instalments.  Simply go to the ‘chapters’ section of the website to receive your first free download.  If you like what you [...]

The Lakes – an inspiration

| November 1, 2008

I’ve just spent a fantastic four days in the Lake District, and I’m pleased to report its beauty remains unrivalled. The snow crested peaks of the Langdales and Crinckle Crags provided an alluring sight from the restaurant of our hotel, drawing us out in to the minus temperatures to explore old haunts and find new [...]

Progress update

| October 16, 2008

I am currently nearing the end of the fourth (and hopefully final) draft of Summerlands.  The first part of the book, newly titled A Shadow Falls, will be made available as a free download from this website.  It’s approximately 100,000 words in length and I’m much happier with this edit than the original version.  As [...]


| October 2, 2008

Check out the latest tale from the Summerlands.  Prince Nemar is one of my favourite members of the supporting cast of the first three books.  His influence in the Song of the Elves grows as the saga progresses.  He has an important part to play in saving the world, and a date with destiny that [...]

Keith Gray

| September 27, 2008

I was lucky enough to have lunch with Keith Gray on Tuesday of this week.  Keith is the author of a number of succesful children’s books and also does great work encouraging young people to write.  I was able to bend Keith’s ear for an hour on the pitfalls of getting published and I am [...]


| September 21, 2008

Check out the two new additions to the website – The Sundering tells of the arrival of the elves in Rhoderica.  Last Battle relates the momentous victory of a unique alliance of elves and humans against the savage Southren.  These tales are of great significance to the events of A Shadow Falls, part one of [...]