Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

A Cat’s Tale

A few weeks back I described the impact that the loss of the Sandbach Town cat, the Colonel, had on the workers that populate the town square.  After 5 years residence in the various establishments fringing the cobbles, the Colonel’s sad demise was marked by his burial under the newly laid cobbles.

I can now empathise with the shop owners, as we lost our beloved black and white moggy Fluffy last week after 16 years together – she was a real character and we are already missing her greatly.

Back to writing news, and we’re on track to release book two of the Song of the Elves, The King’s Blades, in time for Christmas.  I’ll put a sample chapter of this intriguing second installment on the website in the course of the next month.

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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