Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

New Year Hopes and Dreams

On behalf of everyone involved in Song of the Elves, I would like to thank you for your support throughout 2011. I hope that 2012 is happy and prosperous year for you all. Here at SOTE HQ we are gearing up for the release of Book 3 in the fantasy saga, Sins of the Father. If you have been following my blog, you will know that I had promise to deliver the volume by Christmas Day. This ambitous deadline has obviously slipped by, but I am glad that I have held back on the release to get the novel exactly right.

Sins of the Father is a pivotal link on the Song of the Elves saga, wrapping up many of the plot lines introduced in A Shadow Falls and The King’s Blades, but introducing many teasers for forthcoming volumes. The manuscript is tantalisingly close to being finished; another edit of the script will bring it up to the standard that I am looking for. I am not going to shoot myself in the foot by announcing another publication date just yet – I’ll leave that for when I have a clear idea of what time is needed to finish it.

After Sins, I have a mind to complete the Wolves of Winter trilogy, though having said that, the temptation to dive straight in to Book 4 of SOTE – The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned – is also great.

So, thank you again for your support and your patience.

Up the Elves in 2012.


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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