Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Driven by History

I am currently re-drafting the beginning of my latest novel, The Mirror of His Soul.  The action opens in Cheshire, and I’ve been spending a lot of time in the market towns along the Staffordshire border researching the various locations and venues for early scenes in the novel.

The Roman, Saxon and Civil War history here also provided inspiration for characters and scenes in A Shadow Falls, while the plentiful Cheshire oaks fringing the fields first gave me my vision for Farsee Manor.  Somewhere about the sleepy market town of Sandbach stands Kirik’s oak.  I go there sometimes and look in to his future. Dark times lie ahead for the half-elf.  You’ll be able to read for yourself in the King’s Blades coming soon…

Long Live 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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