Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Inspiration

In Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, a young man and an old lady find a kind of gentle love for each other based on shared company, coffee and cake.  Each separately wonders about what might have been if God hadn’t been so cruel to put them on the earth decades apart.  At least they coincide briefly, their meetings enough to affirm for them that there is someone for everyone – you just need to look long and hard enough.  Its interesting to see this same theme explored in the  Brad Pitt movie, The Curse of Benjamin Button, and its a theme I’m playing with in my new novel The Mirror of His Soul.  The protaganist in my book flirts with the idea that a love lost might be regained by following the most impossible adventure through the past.  I’ll be putting an extract from the book on the website soon.

Meanwhile, work on Song of the Elves continues – Kirik is growing up, but the rural idyll of Farsee Manor has been broken beyond repair…

Up 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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