Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Wolves provide a clue…

| April 28, 2013

Those of you familiar with the first two tales of the Wolves, set in the deep heart of Winterland, will know that the various adventures of Captain Rulnik and his band of men are tied together by a more recent narrative. The tales unfold through the voice of Mallakai, who regales his grandson Thomas with [...]

Springtime in Sunamor

| March 21, 2012

Light nights, wind-battered daffodils, the tantalising aroma of warmer weather on the wind.  Spring has sprung, and the writing bug is settling back into the Shepherd household.  I’ve been doing a lot of scripting of SOTE Book 4, The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned, in my head, but first I will be finishing Wolves of Winter III. [...]

Discover Sunamor, city of stark contrasts

| March 7, 2012

Progress on the final edit of Sins of the Father continues apace.  I am looking forward to bringing you the third installment in time for your summer reading. In the meantime, I’ve taken the first tentative steps with Wolves of Winter 3.  Rulnik is leading an investigation into multiple attempts on the life of the [...]

Back in the Saddle

| February 22, 2012

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 [...]

Kill the King

| January 19, 2012

After a very pleasurable break from writing, I’ve set to once more with work on the world of Rhoderica.  I am having a break from the main narrative of Song of the Elves while my dear friend Col finishes the final edit of Sins of the Father.  Rest assured, you won’t be short of action from Rhoderica [...]

‘The Wind Blew Wild…’

| January 7, 2012

The wind certainly did blow wild, to paraphrase Julia Donaldson (having a three year old I now know the script of ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ line by line).  The fallen tree in our back garden is testimony to the gusts and gales that buffeted Cheshire over the course of the last week. The wind of change [...]