Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Beasts and Burdens

| June 26, 2009

After spending the weekend inputting the new ‘creature’ feature to the website, I had a day of getting close to the ‘beasts’ of my garden whilst repairing the back fence.  Our cats Bob and Alf have seen off the local squirrel population, but the outdoor catbowl seems to be attracting a whole new set of [...]

Here come the beasts!

| June 17, 2009

Now that I’ve completed the final draft of A Shadow Falls, I’m taking a short break from editing the next installment  of Song of the Elves while the SOTE technical team prepares Book One for paperback release. As a result I’ve got time on my hands, which I aim to use to expand the content [...]

Summer in Farsee

| June 14, 2009

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 [...]

Nearly there…

| June 3, 2009

The final draft of A Shadow Falls is coming along nicely – only two chapters left to check and then we will begin the process of putting the book out for sale as a paperback.  Fingers crossed, it will be available to buy in time for the summer holidays. The novel will also include an [...]

Summer’s here!

| May 28, 2009

Hi folks – I hope you are all enjoying the half-term break.  The sun has been shining on Song of the Elves HQ for most of the week.  Apologies for the delay in news updates – I’ve been busy with the final draft of A Shadow Falls. I’m about a week away now from completing [...]

Website Updates

| May 17, 2009

To make it even easier to spread the word about “The Song of the Elves”, I’ve added an RSS feed for the news articles and added “Share” links to all the news articles and downloads to let you share them on sites such as Facebook, Myspace, Digg, etc. If you’re not familiar with RSS feeds, [...]

Paperback Latest

| May 16, 2009

Final preparations are being made for the release of A Shadow Falls as a paperback.  In order to make this book as perfect and special as possible for my loyal readers I am currently undertaking a final revision of the manuscript.  Scenes are being tightened, plot lines strengthened and every care is being taken to [...]

Tolkien’s Warning

| May 4, 2009

I had such a vivid dream last night that I have to share it with you… I was rambling in the Lakes with friends and fell into step beside none other than J.R.R. Tolkien – he looked like himself from the pictures I’ve seen, but was tall like Gandalf.  We talked about nature and the [...]

A Cat’s Tale

| April 30, 2009

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 [...]

What’s next?

| April 18, 2009

As I mentioned last week, there will be two further installments of The Wolves of Winter mini-series, with part two appearing later this year. In the meantime I am now returning to the job of completing The Mirror of His Soul, a stand alone novel unconnected to the world of Rhoderica.  I will be placing [...]