Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Mountains and Monsters

I’m deep into rejuvenation territory at the moment – gaining fresh ideas and inspirations from my annual holidays.  The Lakes with the boys were grey, wind-whipped and wet, yet slogging up the hills in jovial company generated so many ideas for the journeys to come of my characters on Song of the Elves.  Then Morfa Bychan, where the hills come down to meet the sea, was simply spectacular.  My wife and I are seeing things afresh through the eyse of our threee eyar old, and again, every turn brought fresh vistas that will inspire scenes for Book Four, The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned.

Currently I am proofing the final edit of A Shadow Falls – the book is close to being perfect now. News of a relaunch of the first three books in the series will follow later this 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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