Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Wolves provide a clue…

Those of you familiar with the first two tales of the Wolves, set in the deep heart of Winterland, will know that the various adventures of Captain Rulnik and his band of men are tied together by a more recent narrative. The tales unfold through the voice of Mallakai, who regales his grandson Thomas with legendary  tales of daring-do.

Yet Mallakai has a hidden purpose, and at the end of the third tale of the Wolves of Winter it is young Thomas that takes centre stage. His heroic deeds take place in a landscape that will be increasingly important for the fourth instalment of the Song of the Elves, The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned.

On another note, if you grew up listening to 80′s Goth bands like The Sisters of Mercy or Fields of the Nephilim, or indeed The Mission, check out Elusive, a fabulously dark Norwegian outfit, sadly now defunct after the death of their lead singer, who nevertheless produced three sterling albums in the last decade. First of these, Destination Zero – in my view the best album of its sort since the Sisters released First and Last and Always – is a permanent feature in my CD player at the moment.

Up the elves!

Shep


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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