Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

King’s Blades Trade

It’s official – you can now get your hands on a swish, high-quality trade paperback of The King’s Blades.  For those of you without a Kindle, who’ve just read the first instalment and are eagerly awaiting the next, the book is available now from

For the collectors amongst you who enjoyed it as an e-book, this is a great opportunity to get a physical copy – give it pride of place on your shelves!

We will retro-actively be updating A Shadow Falls to trade sized paperback to fit in with the new style of the series, although the priority is getting Sins of the Father to our eager readers.

Next week I return to the job of editing Sins of the Father, book three of Song of the Elves.  I can’t wait to bring you this heart wrenching conclusion to the first cycle of SOTE.  We are still on course for a Christmas kindle release for Sins, with trade paperback to follow in the New Year.

Until next time, 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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