Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Summit Challenge

I’ve just been adding a new section to the Sins of the Father, book three of Song Of The Elves.  The scene re-introduces the tension between Kirik and his rival in all things, Daktu.  The action takes place on a mist-soaked mountain top, drawn extensively from my many climbs in the English Lakes with my friends from the NCWC.

Next week, we embark on our 13th walking expedition.  I anticipate amidst the walking, drinking and eating BBQ meat, there’ll be other inspirational vistas to draw on for further scenes in the series.

As summer beckons, may I wish you all ‘Happy Hols’, and 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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