Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Run with the Wolves

I am pleased to announce that my new short story, The Wolves of Winter, is now available as a free download from this website. Just go to the chapters section and click on the download link.

The Wolves of Winter is the earliest tale to appear here yet from the land of Rhoderica, set two generations before the wars of unification waged by Arthur Blackrose (see Tales of Rhoderica 1).

The tale is told by Mallakai, grandfather of Tom, and is one of three adventures that the enigmatic old man will relate to his grandson.  The second and third tale will appear on this website in the future.  Tom is an interesting character, one who has been around in my planning for a while, and he and his descendants will eventually provide a link with the events of the Song of the Elves.

However, you do not need to know anything about the world of Rhoderica to enjoy the story, and can enjoy The Wolves of Winter as a stand alone short.

Sit back, relax and spend thirty minutes in the frozen wastes of the icy north…

Remember to let me know what you think via the feedback page.

Up the Wolves!

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 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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