Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

World Book Day 2009

Celebrate World Book Day this year by downloading Chapters 1 to 6 of A  Shadow Falls, without even having to register.  If you like what you read, sign in on your next visit and download the whole book for free.

For those of you returning to the site, welcome back.  I’ve done some further research on the demise of the Colonel, Sandbach’s recently deceased town cat – well my wife did some digging actually at the hairdressers on the square.  Salon staff confirm that the Colonel is buried beneath the new cobbles, a fitting resting place where he can forever watch over those who took him in.

In the meantime, I have just commissioned some art work from the excellent folk at Design Office in Crewe as we work towards making hard copies of A Shadow Falls available for purchase.  More details to follow soon.

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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