Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

What’s Shep up to now?

Hi All  - we’re in the middle of an editing frenzy here at SOTE HQ.  Book 3, Sins of the Father is completed and ready for release.  I am doing a bit of a spring-clean on Books 1 & 2, with the help of my editor, Col Peirson.  More news on these books in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, I am going to concentrate on giving you updates on forthcoming projects over the next few weeks, until we are ready to launch on Book 3.

Currently I am plotting Book 4 of Song of the Elves, The Lost the Lonely and the Damned.  I will commence work on the next installment in the fall.  I am intending to spend the summer months seeking a publisher to support the sale of the paperback versions of the books, so if anyone is out there…

However, my mind is awash with other plotlines that need finishing too.  Wolves of Winter III is still a work in progress.  I am slowly chipping away at this final story of the Winterlands, set in Rhoderica in the days before the elves came to the continent.  There’s also the matter of writing ‘To the Ends of the Earth’, a tale of Rhoderica following one man’s search for his daughter and is inspired by John Wayne and John Ford’s ‘The Searchers’.  If only there were 48 hours in the day…

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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