Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Schedule, what schedule?

I am afraid to admit it, but the Christmas deadline has beaten me.  The King’s Blades will not be in your Christmas stocking, but rest assured it will definitely be bothering the Easter Bunny.

Having nearly driven myself into the ground in an effort to finish the book, I’ve had to concede that there are not enough hours in the day to finish the script to the standard to which I am committed.  As a result, I’ve decided to lengthen my schedule and take the time to make the book perfect.

I’m very proud of the novel, and I think it will be a fitting sequel to A Shadow Falls.  The tension is mounting as the enemies of Eidur and Kirik become bolder in their tactics.

Being my own editor, I want to take every effort to ensute the novel is the same quality as the first. Thanks for bearing with me- I assure you the wait will be worth it.  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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