Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Sins of the Father launch preparations

I’m half way through the final proof read of Sins of the Father, so should have that boxed off and ready for final formatting by the end of this week. I’m also waiting with baited breath to get to see the cover to book three. Like the first two, its been put together by the wonderful team at Design Office in Crewe. We plan for it to be along the same goth, Sisters of Mercy type broodiness as the first two. More on this next week.

Plot lines are already shooting through my head for Book 4 – there’s such a lot to tell in the next installment, set five elf years after the end of Book 3. I’ll give you a taste of the opening scene for Book 4 when you buy Sins of the Father.

On another note, I’m very excited to hear that Ozzy is finally going to join Tony, Geezer and Bill for the long anticipated Black Sabbath reunion – new studio album and tour next eyar, according to Planet Rock. Let’s hope they do the late, great Ronnie James Dio proud and create something of a legacy for the Sabbath canon. The timing couldn’t be better as I’m actually sporting a dodgy Iommi style ‘tache as part of Movember – raising money for prostate cancer – very Derek Smalls!

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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