Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Labour of Love

I’m now three quarters of the way through making final tweaks to A Shadow Falls, in preparation for the impending paperback release.  I’m aiming to ‘sprinkle the magic dust’ and hope these final adjustments give the finished product the exact feel I’ve been looking for.

If you’re a current reader of SOTE, you won’t find any major plot differences in the paperback release from the version available at the moment on the website, but the overall enjoyment and satisfaction will be enhanced by the extra hours of love poured in to the project. 

I’m at the stage now where I can honestly say that A Shadow Falls is shaping in to the novel I always envisioned it could be.  Thanks again for your patience.  A release in early September is now on the cards for the finished product.

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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