Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Pull of the Arrow

Like the unfortunate objects that have strayed too close to a dying star, the protagonists of Sins of the Father find themselves inexorably pulled to the black hole that is the arrow.  Book One of Song of the Elves took you to a scene in the Horseshoe pass – a soldier lying wounded in the snow.  Each book has since begun by drawing the reader back to the aftermath of the arrow.  As book three reaches its climax, I am reminded of the power of that arrow’s lure.  There is no escaping the end destination as the first cycle draws to a close.

As a reader of books one and two of SOTE, you probably have a good idea of who the arrow is intended for.  Important questions remain:  who fired the arrow? and why?

Nature abhors a vacuum.  As one star implodes another is born.  The earth shattering impact of the end of book three will have far reaching results.  I will give you a taste of Book Four, The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned at the end of Book Three when it is published.  The end is just the beginning.  Thank you for joining me for the ride!

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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