Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Long Farewell to Winter

It could be the fact that out of the sun, the wind bites with bitter intent, or maybe its down to the proliferation of gloom from the doom-sayers that proclaim we will have to get used to English winters that last for 7 months – whatever the root cause, I am definitely in the right mood to accompany Captain Rulnik and his wolves on the final stages of The Wolves Of Winter 3.

In the second half of this third adventure – entitled Kill the King, Rulnik will have to uncover the secrets of a terrible fate for a village beyond the northern hills in order to combat the supernatural forces working to undermine the King in Sunamor.

On a different note, is it just me or are there others of you out there continually frustrated by the lack of recording activity from the Sisters of Mercy. Tantalising glimpses on You Tube of live footage demonstrate a plethora of new material just  waiting to be released. Listen to Suzanne and tell me that Eldritch cannot write a killer tune. Come on lads, put us out of our misery and send us another Merciful Release!

Good to hear that the Mission will have a new album in the autumn – can’t wait to see them and the Neph in Leeds in December. Got new releases by The Eden House and NFD on my wish list too.

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 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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