Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Slow Day at the Office

More scenes have been added to Wolves of Winter III as I continue my slow journey to completion of this third installment of the adventures of Rulnik, Torbad and Yanuk.  It must be the weather that has me sloth-like in my efforts – that and my three-year old waking with the cockerels on such bright mornings.

As the tale evolves I’m reflecting more and more on the stories to come in Song of the Elves Book 4.  The Lost, the Lonely and the Damned will see the action unfolding in the Westlands for the first time as the focus switches partly to the humans of Rhoderica.  WOW III gives us a first glimpse inside a human city, apart from the ruined capital of Majora.  Sunamor is a tiered city, social classes divided by stone and wood as much as wealth and power.  Amongst the tottering towers, spiralling stairs and teeming streets, the Wolves are hunting for a deadly enemy, someone bold enough to strike at the king.

More on this project soon.  In the meantime, things are being readied for the launch of Sins of the Father.  Watch this space…

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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