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!