Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Back in the Saddle

Sorry for the lengthy break in transmission.  A combination of technical changes and a very busy day job have kept me from my updates.  Rest assured, it will be business as usual from now on.

What have I been doing over the last few weeks.  Well, I’ve penned a few more scenes of Wolves of Winter III.  Rulnik is hot on the case of an unknown assassin, with seemingly endless ways in which to assail the King on the eve of his wedding.  More to come on this project soon.

Sins of the Father is coming along nicely with its final edit, thanks to Col Peirson.  It should see the light of day on kindle and by the summer.

I’ve also been enjoying a bit of Tolkien.  I received a luxuriant copy of The Children of Hurin as a gift a couple of years ago, and have finally got round to reading it.  What a joy – the story has so much content it could easily fill another three films (get your finger out Peter Jackson!).  It is a romantic tragedy in the true tradition, endlessly inventive.  No one conveys the weight of history like Tolkien.  If you are into your high fantasy, I cannot recommend this read highly enough!

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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