Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Kirik’s dream

Kirik’s dream visitations to a white walled castle are becoming more vivid as Sins of the Father heads towards its dramatic conclusion.  I’ve got about another month’s worth of editing to do before I do a final word level check on the book.  I’m still aiming for Christmas  as a release date for the book – hopefully in all formats.  Its been a satisfying journey for me, finalising the manuscript for book three, which I originally finished in 2007.  Some plots have been tweaked and moved forward since then, but the raw energy remains and I hope you will enjoy the mad gallop to the finale of this, the first verse of the Song of the Elves.

It is fair to say that the end of Book Three signifies a true beginnig to the world that I first imagined, ten years ago when Rhoderica first came into existence.  I can’t wait to start work on Book Four, The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned, which is where my first scribbles of this world began.

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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