Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Springtime in Sunamor

Light nights, wind-battered daffodils, the tantalising aroma of warmer weather on the wind.  Spring has sprung, and the writing bug is settling back into the Shepherd household.  I’ve been doing a lot of scripting of SOTE Book 4, The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned, in my head, but first I will be finishing Wolves of Winter III.

I am a keen reader of detective noir and there is a definite touch of Hollywood hard-boiled cop to the role of Rulnik in the latest instalment of WOW.  The streets of Sunamor are more intimate, shadowed canyons than the grid patterns of New York or LA, but the methodical approach of the Captain and his team would not be amiss in the world of Marlowe or Hammer.  Like Mickey Spillane, my characters also take great delight in abandoning reason in favour of violence – as long as the means serves the end – the life of the King is at stake after all.

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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