Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Sins of the Father is finished!

At the end of a physically and mentally exhausting fortnight, I was able to click send on the manuscript of Sins of the Father.  Book three is now in the hands of the SOTE technical team, being prepared for release on kindle and on lulu.com.  Suffice to  say, its the most suspenseful and heart-wrenching installment yet.  I’m hoping it will leave you panting for Book Four, which I will begin scripting after a much needed winter break.

I will be finalising the cover art this week, which takes the images of the first two novels a stage further in subtlety, without losing the iconic midnight feel of the first two.  Again, its been produced by the team at Design Office in Crewe, who have once more done a marvelous job in capturing the epic feel of the story and the mood of the characters in their plight against the burgeoning forces of darkness.

News on publication dates next week.

Until then, 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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