Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Thanks and tribute

I was lucky enough to take part in a workshop with poet Cliff Yates recently and would like to thank Cliff for  encouraging my students in their writing and inspiring us all with his poetry and group activities.  Some of the work produced in the session has left me with ideas for future stories. 

I would also like to pay tribute to the Sandbach town cat, which passed away recently.  The moggy, which lived alternatively in the Bear on the Square and Bridgfords window actually features in my latest novel, The Mirror of His Soul.  I’ll be completing this stand alone sci-fi novel in between editing The King’s Blades – looks like it’ll be a busy 2009.

Long Live the Elves!

 


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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