Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Introducing Beddor

I’m in the process of writing the final action sequence of The Wolves of Winter Part Two.  It’s an exciting moment for me as new recruit to the Wolves Beddor, gets to fire his first shots in anger.

Beddor is an army veteran, discharged on ill-health grounds folowing the sacking of Castle Bronin during W.O.W. 1 (though we don’t actually get to meet him in this tale).  Since then he has bided his time, scraping a living together as a pawn broker in the frontier town of Kolton.  When Yanuk arrives to ask his old friend about a magical object that could give a clue to the people behind the killings on the king’s mail coaches, the veteran cannot resist throwing his lot in with the Wolves.

Watch out for Beddor in the final action sequence; his weapon of choice is a twin-firing crossbow and he is not one for sticking to a plan – mayhem and carnage can only ensue! 

Will Beddor and the other Wolves make it to a third tale?  The answer will be with you later this spring…

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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