Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Grey Skies

One of the great things about living in Cheshire is that the landscape changes so dramatically from day to day that you can’t help but be inspired. As you know, I am currently going through the second edit of The King’s Blades, and its great fun being able to bring the nuances of how you feel at any given moment to shape the mood of the book.

The King’s Blades is much wider in scope than A Shadow Falls, where the action focused almost entirely on the forest home of Councillor Eidur. Although in that novel we received glimpses of fallen Majora in the north, it is not until book two of SOTE that the characters get to venture beyond Farsee Forest.

Close friends will recognise elements of the landscape that has made it to the final draft of The King’s Blades, as Eidur and Agatha go south in search of some answers to the threat that has brought death upon the forest.

Befor January is out, my aim is to bring you a taste of this second book of Song of the Elves, by making the first three chapters available for free download. 

However, if you want a glimpse today, buy A Shadow Falls in print (link at top of page) – it contains a sneak preview of the first chapter of The King’s Blades.

Stay warm & 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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