Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Discover Sunamor, city of stark contrasts

Progress on the final edit of Sins of the Father continues apace.  I am looking forward to bringing you the third installment in time for your summer reading.

In the meantime, I’ve taken the first tentative steps with Wolves of Winter 3.  Rulnik is leading an investigation into multiple attempts on the life of the King of Westaster.  The plot takes place amidst the dark streets and soaring towers of Sunamor.  The city is as important to the plot as the characters.  Whereas the action in WOW I and WOW II swept across the bleak landscape of Winterland, the scenes of WOW III are played out in the high vaulted hauls and claustrophobic cellars of the High Seat of King Stephen. 

I am enjoying the creation of the city and its three class-divided tiers.  The action also provides an important glimpse into the past for followers of SOTE.

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 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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