Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

October News

Hello again,

Sorry for the delay in updates – September has been a busy month all round.  Writing  has been slow, but significant.  I have been revisiting a section of the manuscript of The King’s Blades where Kirik visits Jorniak, capital of the elves for the first time.

Kirik is the vehicle through which this wonderous, almost alien place is revealed to the reader.  It is a pivotal moment, as I want the scene to convey some of the awe and mystery of the Ancient Lands, the realm that the elves left behind in their flight across the Bridal Sea, and which will become a pivotal destination as the plot unfurls in the second sequence of the Song of The Elves saga.

Although the going has been slow, I’m now on the home straight, and The King’s Blades will be ready in time for your Christmas stockings…

Until next time, thanks for your patience and 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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