Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Back into the Groove

This week I’ve been enjoying the process of getting back to basics, rediscovering the joy of writing and bringing new and old ideas to fruition.  After many months of editing it feels great to be plotting the next arc of the Song of the Elves saga, and more to the point, writing the next installment of The Wolves of Winter.

I’m excited about both of these projects, but both will go briefly on hold as I work on adding new features to the website.  The next addition will be a timeline of Rhoderica, incorporating an overview of life on the continent before the elves arrived.  I may even include a branch tracing the main events of elven history back to the Ancient Lands, before the story of the fair folk became inexorably intertwined with the humans of Rhoderica.

As if that isn’t enough, we are still working on bringing the excellent art of Tom Rhoden-Farmer to the website.  His renditions of some of the continent’s most fearsome creatures and favourite characters are too good not to share.

It looks like its going to be a golden autumn.

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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