Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Lone wolf left hungry for more as work gets in the way

Not much to report on the writing front this week – my day job has kept the Wolf from the pen, to adapt an old metaphor. Instead I’ve taken comfort in the wealth of creative material emerging from favourite¬†musical influences. Ozzy’s return to Sabbath is well documented, but I didn’t realise Zeppelin sound-a-likes Kingdom Come had emerged from the rock¬†wilderness. I spent many a happy hour at university listening to their first album in particular. On the goth front, the announcement of a new Mission album has rasied the pulse – can’t wait to see them with the Nephilim in December.

My schedule over the summer months is to finalise WOW III andd to promote and push the first three books of Song of the Elves. I will bring you world on the e-release of Sins of the Father as soon as there is something to tell. I have a strong idea on how book 4 begins and I am looking forward to gettibng back to Kirik and Eidur in the autumn.

Until next time, up the elves!

Shep x

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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