Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Summer News

Here at Song of  the Elves HQ, a final ’spruce-up’ is taking place of A Shadow Falls.  The enhanced version of the book will be available later in the year as part of a re-launch of the fantasy series.  This will be timed to coincide with the release of Book 3, Sins of the Father.  I will begin work on Book 4, The Lost, the Lonely and the Damned, in 2013

I am continuing to add scenes to The Wolves of Winter III.  This series of companion tales to the Song of the Elves will be available as an e-book in early 2013.

What’s Shep reading now?

I’m currently nearing the end of ’The Historian’ by Elizabeth Kostova.  This beautifully written tale gives a fantastically detailed take on the Dracula legend, couching the story in the rich historical documents and folk tales of Eastern Europe.  Its a delightful travelogue of some seriously alluring and exotic destinations, as well as being a cracking good read – highly recommended for your summer hols.

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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