Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd


Check out the latest tale from the Summerlands.  Prince Nemar is one of my favourite members of the supporting cast of the first three books.  His influence in the Song of the Elves grows as the saga progresses.  He has an important part to play in saving the world, and a date with destiny that cannot be denied.  Inspiration for his character came from the old swash buckling movies -  Michael York in the Three Muskateers, Banderas in Zorro, Heston in the Crimson Pirate.  His early life is full of colour, and perhaps one day his full story will be told.  Let me know what you think of the story of how his famous blade came by its name.

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. 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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