Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

A Winter’s Tale

While winter lays siege to the Cheshire plain outside our backdoor, I’m inching my way towards completion of The King’s Blades.  As with all things made by oneself, I could spend eternity trying to find perfection in every word. Although that’s not achievable, I think I’ve got he manuscript where I want it, and barring a few last minute tweaks, I’ll be having a trial publication of the book before releasing it for public consumption in time for Easter.

The scope of Book Two of S.O.T.E. is wider than the intimate intense opener: A Shadow Falls, with many new plot lines and characters emerging.  Yet there is action aplenty, from magic and mystery to tooth and claw.  Eidur and Kirik need to draw upon all their resolve as the forces of darkness grow ever bolder.

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 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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