Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Merry Christmas!

| December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas to all my readers, and a big thank you for your continued support throughout 2009. As you are tucking in to your turkey, spare a thought for Rulnik and the boys, for as I leave them for a Christmas break they are currently hunkered around a fire on the northern moors, piecing together [...]

Wolves Running Late

| December 13, 2009

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 [...]

Journey’s End?

| December 3, 2009

At last, A Shadow Falls is in print, bringing to a close a momentous journey.  First of all I wanted to thank those of you who have been along since the website began 18 months ago, especially those of you who have taken time to register and share in every step of the winding and [...]

Buy Now!

| November 21, 2009

At long last, A Shadow Falls is available to buy. Experience the thrills of the tournament for the King’s Blades, the trials and tribulations of our young hero Kirik, and the hidden terror of the Summerlands – all in print for the first time. Book One, A Shadow Falls, is available for immediate purchase by [...]

Return of the Wolves

| November 7, 2009

News coming soon on how to buy A Shadow Falls.  In the meantime… Mallakai released his grip on his grandson and strode towards the water.  His shadow fell across the Witchpool.  ‘The Old North Road was closed for good reason.’ ‘Can you tell me about it,’ quizzed Tom. He gestured at the fallen oak, which [...]

Happy Half-term

| October 25, 2009

Holiday time is here – ‘Yippee,’ I hear you cry, ‘but where is the paperback of A Shadow Falls you promised to release by October?’ Well, the answer is, its just around the corner.  Having finally finished sprinkling the ‘magic dust’ across the script, I’ve now completed a torturous sweep of the  grammar, punctuation and [...]

That October Feeling

| October 10, 2009

‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ and endless ammendments to my manuscript – I’m sure Keats never had to wrestle with this temptation – the desire to keep tinkering until perfection is reached (in my eyes); or maybe he did and that’s why he was so good. Anyway, as we enter autumn, the manuscript for [...]

New feature

| October 3, 2009

As promised, the team here at Song of the Elves HQ is working hard to increase your enjoyment of the website.  From today you can access the new Chronology page! Here you will find a potted history of the land of Rhoderica in the Age of the Light – the period of history measured by [...]

Mere days away

| September 26, 2009

I wait with baited breath for the final proof of the paperback version of A Shadow Falls.  Its being printed right now, and after a few days proofing the copy we’ll be able to make the first installment of The Song of the Elves available for purchase. As I’ve mentioned before, once the book is [...]

Back into the Groove

| September 18, 2009

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 [...]