Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Wolves on the prowl

If you’ve not yet sampled Wolves of Winter 1 or 2 from the short stories section of this website, they are a really good starting point to get to know Captain Rulnik and his fellow ‘Wolves’ Torbad, Yanuk and Beddor. Tale one brings you the origins of the Wolves, a clandestine fighting force kept in secret service by King Stephen of Westaster. Wolves 2 follows the brave bunch as they tackle a mystery in the wilds of Winterland. Book 3, my current project, has a working title of ‘Kill the King’, which tells you everything you need to know about the plot.

Those of you that regularly follow my blog will know of my passion for all things Dio – I was determined at some stage to find a story to fit the lyric line of Kill the King, ( a Rainbow era Dio classic) and this is it. It’s purely the chorus lime that inspired this tale, a story of murder and witchcraft in the city of Sunamor.

Until next time, up the elves!

Shep x


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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