Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

In the Dark

Having just filled my boots with inspiration in the Lakes, I next spent a week with my family down by Black Rock Sands.  The juxtaposition of sea and mountains, as the Snowdonian National Park sweeps down to meet the dunes at Morfa Bychan, provides such natural drama that one can’t help but be inspired.

Again, this was a great week for developing plotlines for the extended ‘under the mountains’ sequence of The King’s Blades.

Work on book two of Song of the Elves continues in earnest this week, and I am still aiming to get the second paperback of the series to you by Christmas.  Work on the front cover will commence towards the beginning of September.

Peace and love to one and all.  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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