Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Wolves Running Late

Dear Readers,

 

I have to hold up my hands and admit that my plans for the Wolves of Winter have been defeated by the run in to Christmas.  A hectic daytime schedule at work and the frantic preparations to Christmas at home add up to a delay in getting part two of this trilogy to you.  But fear not, The Wolves of Winter II will be with you early in the New Year.  If you are in need of a fix from Rhoderica, you could always follow the link at the top of the page and purchase your very own copy of A Shadow Falls – the perfect stocking filler!

 

In the meantime, I think my next project should be entitled Song of the Shelves, a terrifying tale of evil shopkeepers, luring unsuspecting shoppers off the streets with their 3 for 2 offers, trapping them for eternity betwixt the aisles of baubles and tinsel.  Or maybe it should be the Wives of Winter, a haunting story of frenzied present buyers, bashing shins and shoving forward in queues to beat the Christmas rush.

 

I will bring you details of my intended release schedule for the New Year next week, but in the meantime, if you are destined to take to the aisles good luck, fair thee well and may the Lady or the Light watch over you.

 

Until next time, 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 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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