Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Heroes and Villains

I’m having great fun getting re-acquainted with the heroes and villains of the third book in the Song of the Elves saga.  Its been a long process bringing book two, The King’s Blades to publishing readiness – so long in fact, that I’d forgotten some of the exciting characters waiting to meet you in SOTE book three.

Sins of the Father introduces a host of new characters to compliment the names you will be familiar with from books one and two.  We get to meet the valiant Hurax, son of Captain Okey and the stern and impenetrable Zeref, Master of Arms at the University of Ancients.

And for those of you who like a good villain (it’s behind you…), then how about Lorne and Diosis, Daktarok’s bad lieutenants.  I can’t wait to bring you a taste of all their stories in the coming months.

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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