Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Summer in Farsee

Finally, its done – the final ammendments to A Shadow Falls are complete.  After an extensive scrutiny and partial re-write I feel that I’ve finally got the mauscript to the level of quality and excitement that I originally envisaged.  At Song of the Elves HQ we will now begin the task of making it available as a paperback.

For those of you who have read the draft on the website and might be wondering what’s changed here are a few teasers…

Several key moments have been re-written to increase the emotion and intensity of the scenes.

Two plotlines in particular have been ‘beefed up’ so that they will run more smoothly in to book two.

Every effort has been taken to make sure that each scene of the story feels right, and to ensure the sounds and smells of Farsee Forest ooze from the pages.

It won’t be long before the paperback is available.  I hope you think the wait will have been worth it.

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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