Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

New Projects

I’ve finally started the job of typing up The Wolves of Winter Part Two.  Hopefully this will make it to you in time for the Easter weekend break.

On another note, in the midst of a hectic few weeks with my day job, two more stories of Rhoderica came to mind.  A Wolves of Winter special, featuring Rulnik in one of his earliest assignments for King Stephen, emerged almost fully formed in my mind during a marathon swim session.  Entitled, ‘Kill the King’, this tale recounts one of the Lakelander’s deadliest missions, with a puzzling series of murders to solve and the King’s life at stake.

Secondly, having recently indulged myself by watching a glut of my favourite cowboy movies, I have been inspired to write a tale of the Southren, which will in part be a homage to The Searchers (Ford and Wayne’s finest moment), but also provide an important contextual back drop to the events of The Song of the Elves.

I can’t wait to get started on both of these projects – I only wish there were more hours in the day.

Until next time, Long Live 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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