Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

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 [...]

Mastering Fantasy

| October 17, 2011

Terry Pratchett once wrote that if you are attempting to write fantasy, one of the most important things to do is to make sure that you do not just read fantasy as your literary diet. The theory goes that no matter how fantastical your world, the laws that govern all elements of that world and [...]

Pull of the Arrow

| October 10, 2011

Like the unfortunate objects that have strayed too close to a dying star, the protagonists of Sins of the Father find themselves inexorably pulled to the black hole that is the arrow.  Book One of Song of the Elves took you to a scene in the Horseshoe pass – a soldier lying wounded in the [...]