Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Kill the King

After a very pleasurable break from writing, I’ve set to once more with work on the world of Rhoderica.  I am having a break from the main narrative of Song of the Elves while my dear friend Col finishes the final edit of Sins of the Father.  Rest assured, you won’t be short of action from Rhoderica this year.  Not only will book 3 of SOTE emerge before the summer, but you will also be able to experience all the blood and thunder of the Wolves of Winter.

If you’ve not already discovered the Wolves, check out the short stories on this website.  Currently I am penning Wolves III, entitled Kill the King.  The original idea for the story came to me a few years ago, inspired by the Rainbow song of the same title.  You will not find any clues to my tale in the lyrics of Ronnie James Dio, it was merely the title that sparked off a train of thought.

Subsequently, since the Wolves emerged, this tale has now morphed into an adventure for Rulnik, Torbad, Yanuk and Beddor.  Set before the elves invaded Rhoderica, the Wolves of Winter stories will give you an insight into the Western lands of the humans.

More soon…

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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