Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

‘Sins of the Father’ finished

It is with great delight that I finally announce the completion of ‘Sins of the Father’.  Book Three of Song of the Elves is now with the technical team, being prepared for release as an e-book through kindle store at amazon, and as a papreback through

It has been an intense twelve months, bringing the original manuscript to full publishing readiness, a goal that I would not have achieved without the extra editorial help of Col Pierson.  I am sure that you will like the results, and I will bring you news of a publication date in the forthcoming weeks.

To relax, I am enjoying the revival of some old goth favourites of mine – Fields of the Nephilim have released a dynamic new live double CD entitled Ceremonies, encapsulating all the phases of their career in one package.  Ex neph founder member Tony Petit continues to apply his distinctive bass playing to new project, The Eden House.  Check out their new Timeflows EP for the best in goth since Nephilim’s Elizium album.

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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