Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Still Here…

Apologies for the further delay in transmission.  I’m still here, plugging away with perfecting Books 1 to 3 of Song of the Elves.. I am pleased to say that Book 1, A Shadow Falls, is ‘in the can’ as the movie folk might say. Fine editing by Col Peirson and a final trawl through by yours truly has brought the book to the quality we’ve been looking for all along.

For those of you who’ve been on board from the start, the new edit of ASF is a bit slicker and slightly punchier, a couple of troublesome clunky bits having been tackled.  I am very proud of the book.  We will be making the new version available in due course, probably as part of a reduced collectors volume comprising of Books 1 to 3, so that those who want to read again won’t lose out financially.

Book 3, Sins of the Father is already done, so that just leaves the job of tweaking The King’s Blades.  All being well, I’ll be writing fresh stuff by Easter.

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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