Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd


I’m enjoying a little flurry of sales of A Shadow Falls and The King’s Blades on the back of the launch of Book 3, Sins of the Father. Thank you to all who have invested in the SOTE saga over the past few years. If you are reading the tales of Rhoderica for the first time, welcome on board. I do hope you enjoy this first of two planned trilogies that document the life and times of the Eidursons of Rhoderica. Please let me know what you think of the series by entering a review on amazon or by e-mailing this website.

For those of you who like your books in paper form, all three books are available as trade paperbacks through


I am currently editing The Wolves of Winter, my prequel to Song of the Elves. Whilst not following the same plot-line as the main series, the book introduces much of the landscape to be featured in Book 4 of SOTE, and presents three rip-roaring adventures following Rulnik’s Wolves as they battle beasts, the elements and corruption – all in the name of the King of course!

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. I will bring this to you in coming months through kindle. I have scripts for a number of stand alone "Wolves" novels. Other projects include a fantasy version of the great John Ford western - The Searchers. 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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