Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

New Year plans & a farewell

| February 10, 2016

I’m back – with plans to finish ‘The Restless and the Godless’ in the coming months, before returning to the saga of Song of the Elves. It’s been a long, hard winter – not least because of the sudden passing of Winifred May Shepherd. As a child I was surrounded by great tales and encouraged [...]

Summer inspirations

| August 31, 2015

Just getting back to work on The Restless and the Godless. The coast and mountains of beautiful Wales have given me inspiration for the next sequence of the tale, as Naythan and Morgan try to cross the ice bridge to Suud-karnia. Also currently thoroughly enjoying re-reading The Dragon Bone Chair, in anticipation of Tad Williams’s [...]

Inkitt debut

| August 7, 2015

Dear Readers, You can now enjoy The Wolves of Winter Part I for free on Inkitt. Please log on and review my story, which can be found by searching in the fantasy section. In the meantime, I’m still plugging away at the latest Tale of Rhoderica: The Restless and the Godless. More news on this [...]

The Restless and the Godless

| April 9, 2015

My homage to Alan Le May’s, The Searchers, as envisioned by John Ford and John Wayne, is evolving. Now progressing under the working title of ‘The Restless and the Godless’, the title reflects the character of the two main protagonists. Naythan is the restless one of the title, newly released from his commission in the [...]

Introducing – ‘The Restless Ones’

| February 11, 2015

Well, it’s been a long time in the making, but my next project is now fully evolved and progressing nicely. ‘The Restless Ones’ is my second Tale of Rhoderica, again set in a time before the Elves came to the continent. Set after the events of ‘Wolves of Winter’, this tale of hard men in hard times has been [...]

Introducing – ‘The Restless Ones’

| February 9, 2015

Well, it’s been a long time in the making, but my next project is now fully evolved and progressing nicely. ‘The Restless Ones’ is my second Tale of Rhoderica, again set in a time before the Elves came to the continent. Set after the events of ‘Wolves of Winter’, this tale of hard men in [...]

A Shadow Falls now free on kindle

| January 1, 2015

For the next five days we’re offering for free on the Kindle store. It’s a great time to get into the saga of the elves if you’ve got a new Kindle for Christmas. Don’t forget to tell your family and friends as well, so that they don’t miss out.

WOW ready to fill your stocking!

| December 23, 2014

The Wolves of Winter A Tale of Rhoderica On sale now through lulu.com and Amazon kindle. Go on, treat yourself to a bit of sword and sorcery this Christmas…   Phew… after a long break, I’m finally back. It’s been a busy few months since completing the WOW manuscript. A final edit by my dear friend Col [...]

Run with the Wolf pack

| July 14, 2014

WOLVES OF WINTER, COMING SOON! Great news – Wolves of Winter, my prequel of sorts to the Song of the Elves saga, is now complete. I’m currently preparing to launch this new stand alone novel through amazon kindle and lulu.com for paperback. Three rip-roaring adventure stories are told by the mysterious Mallakai to his grandson [...]

SINS OF THE FATHER – BOOK 3 OF THE SONG OF THE ELVES – OUT NOW!

| April 16, 2014

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 [...]