Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Book update

I’ve finished proof reading A Shadow Falls and I am now embarking on the final stage of preparation for general release.  Aside from a handful of typos, there are several sections that require minor tweaking to enable the narrative to flow as I envisioned it.  All things being equal, I am now aiming to release the book for public consumption in the latter half of the school holidays.

One exciting addition to the book from the proof I have just read will be a fabulous map of East Rhoderica.  Talented young Cheshire artist Tom Rhoden-Farmer will bring his vision of the Summerlands to life in the next couple of weeks and we will include this rendition in the paperback.

Tom has already begun work on his take of a number of creatures featured in the Song of the Elves and related stories, and you will be able to view his work on the website later this year. From what I have seen so far this should be an exciting addition to the world of Kirik and Eidur.

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 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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