Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

End of Year review

As the end of the year approaches, its hard not to reflect back on the things that have been achieved and thie things still left undone. I am proud of the final finished, super-polished edit of A Shadow Falls – many thanks to Col Peirson for your sterling work. Spring also saw the completion of Sins of the Father, now awaiting publishing following the final re-edit of Book 2, The King’s Blades – again, big thanks to Col (I owe you morethan one pint!).

All this means that by Easter 2013, the completed, fully-polished, final, final edits of Books 1 to 3 of Song of the Elves will be available on kindle and in paperback through lulu.com. Phew!

I am also pleased with the progress made on Wolves of Winter III. I recently pledged to my wonderful Creative Writing circle that the Wolves of Winter saga will be out in full by September. Day job and toddler permitting, this is my grand plan for 2013. If the wind is in the right direction, this time next year I will be putting pen to paper on Sins of the Father, Book 4 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 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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