Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Design Magic

As I write the first fall of snow dusts the Cheshire plain, and that’s not half the cause of my excitement…

I got my first look at the jacket for The King’s Blades yesterday.  Wow – Stewart at Design Office has worked his magic to create an image bristling with atmosphere and half-hidden menace.  Not only is it a great companion peice of art for book one, but a wonderful imagining of Rhoderica in its own right.  I can’t wait to make it available to you when the book goes on sale at Christmas.

I have finally finished the re-write of The King’s Blades and am currently going through the final edit.  Still on track to get it into your Christmas stockings… just about!

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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