Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Love at First Sight

You thing of beauty; slim, alluring, filled with mysticism – my fingers run along your spine – I am of course talking about the arrival of my proof copy of the trade paperback version of The King’s Blades.  I’m sooo happy about this product.  There are a few minor tweaks (as always) before we can bring it to you, but rest assured all is being done to make this a quality product.

Talking of beautiful things – what about the new website.  Major thanks are due to web-wizard Nick for all his hard work.  We hope that you will find the site even more useful in the enjoyment of the SOTE saga.  Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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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