Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

End of Year review

| December 12, 2012

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 [...]

Inspired by the Watchman

| November 5, 2012

There’s nothing like stepping back into your youth for reaffirming your interests and passions. I am still glowing after the Fields of the Nephilim concert in Leeds last week. I can’t believe its twenty-two years since I last saw them during the Earth Inferno tour – thanks for the ticket Swids! If you were there, [...]

Still Here…

| October 1, 2012

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 [...]

Mountains and Monsters

| August 11, 2012

I’m deep into rejuvenation territory at the moment – gaining fresh ideas and inspirations from my annual holidays.  The Lakes with the boys were grey, wind-whipped and wet, yet slogging up the hills in jovial company generated so many ideas for the journeys to come of my characters on Song of the Elves.  Then Morfa Bychan, where [...]

Summer News

| July 12, 2012

Here at Song of  the Elves HQ, a final ’spruce-up’ is taking place of A Shadow Falls.  The enhanced version of the book will be available later in the year as part of a re-launch of the fantasy series.  This will be timed to coincide with the release of Book 3, Sins of the Father.  I [...]

Slow Day at the Office

| May 29, 2012

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 [...]

What’s Shep up to now?

| May 21, 2012

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.  [...]

‘Sins of the Father’ finished

| April 26, 2012

It is with great delight that I finally announce the completion of ‘Sins of the Father’.  Book Three of Song of the Elves is now with the technical team, being prepared for release as an e-book through kindle store at amazon, and as a papreback through It has been an intense twelve months, bringing [...]

Super-slick ‘Sins’ almost ready…

| April 7, 2012

Things have moved on apace with Sins of the Father, Book Three of Song of the Elves. I’ve now received back the final edit from Col, which I have to say is tremendous. I am delighted with the time he has put in to ironing out chinks in the narrative and bringing his critical eye to [...]

Springtime in Sunamor

| March 21, 2012

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. [...]