Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Super-slick ‘Sins’ almost ready…

| April 7, 2012

Things have moved on apace with Sins of the Father, Book Three of Song of the Elves. I’ve now received back the final edit from Col, which I have to say is tremendous. I am delighted with the time he has put in to ironing out chinks in the narrative and bringing his critical eye to [...]

Discover Sunamor, city of stark contrasts

| March 7, 2012

Progress on the final edit of Sins of the Father continues apace.  I am looking forward to bringing you the third installment in time for your summer reading. In the meantime, I’ve taken the first tentative steps with Wolves of Winter 3.  Rulnik is leading an investigation into multiple attempts on the life of the [...]

Back in the Saddle

| February 22, 2012

Sorry for the lengthy break in transmission.  A combination of technical changes and a very busy day job have kept me from my updates.  Rest assured, it will be business as usual from now on. What have I been doing over the last few weeks.  Well, I’ve penned a few more scenes of Wolves of [...]

‘The Wind Blew Wild…’

| January 7, 2012

The wind certainly did blow wild, to paraphrase Julia Donaldson (having a three year old I now know the script of ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ line by line).  The fallen tree in our back garden is testimony to the gusts and gales that buffeted Cheshire over the course of the last week. The wind of change [...]

New Year Hopes and Dreams

| December 30, 2011

On behalf of everyone involved in Song of the Elves, I would like to thank you for your support throughout 2011. I hope that 2012 is happy and prosperous year for you all. Here at SOTE HQ we are gearing up for the release of Book 3 in the fantasy saga, Sins of the Father. If you [...]

Cover Delight

| December 4, 2011

Imagine, a tumble-down castle, broken walls spilling from the rocky outcrop where it perches above the plains; beyond, a might mountain range broods, lit by the full moon; the vale in between is shrouded in mist.  If you can picture this, you will be getting somewhere close to the majesty of the new cover for [...]

Sins of the Father is finished!

| November 27, 2011

At the end of a physically and mentally exhausting fortnight, I was able to click send on the manuscript of Sins of the Father.  Book three is now in the hands of the SOTE technical team, being prepared for release on kindle and on lulu.com.  Suffice to  say, its the most suspenseful and heart-wrenching installment [...]

Sins of the Father launch preparations

| November 15, 2011

I’m half way through the final proof read of Sins of the Father, so should have that boxed off and ready for final formatting by the end of this week. I’m also waiting with baited breath to get to see the cover to book three. Like the first two, its been put together by the [...]

Final Scene Tear-jerker for SOTE 3

| November 7, 2011

Emotionally exhausted, I  sagged against my keyboard, Sins of the Father completed… After eight long years, the third chunk of the Song of the Elves saga is complete.  In 2005, whilst writing what will now become Book 4 of SOTE, I realised that I needed to fill in a bit of background in the life of [...]

The end is in sight

| October 31, 2011

Sorry for the delay in transmission – coming from the red half of Manchester it’s taken me more than a week to get over the thrashing administered by our ‘noisy neighbours’.  However, normal business is now resumed… One chapter to go on the final edit of Sins of the Father, and I’m getting a major [...]