Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

The end is in sight

Sorry for the delay in transmission – coming from the red half of Manchester it’s taken me more than a week to get over the thrashing administered by our ‘noisy neighbours’.  However, normal business is now resumed…

One chapter to go on the final edit of Sins of the Father, and I’m getting a major sense of a chapter coming to a close.  As Kirik picks up the sword to carry the fight against the cancer eating at the heart of the Summerlands, I am reminded that I will soon be writing installment 4, The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned, where I first began to piece together the Song of the Elves saga a decade ago.

Suffice to say, its going to be the mother of all cliff-hangers as the first phase of the saga draws to a close. 

Also this week – great news!  We’ve released Book One, A Shadow Falls as a trade paperback so that the collectors amongst you can own a copy that matches in every way the sparkling presentation of Book Two, The King’s Blades.

Until next time, up the elves!

P.S.  If you’ve read the acknowledgements at the end of Book Two, you will know I am a big Dio fan, trying to fill the Dio void.  White Wizzard anyone?  They’ve got definite nods to Judas Priest, Maiden and the 80s LA scene…


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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