It is told from the point of view of Timbal, a recently orphaned kitchen girl whose only treasure in the world are the blue boots her father bought her shortly before his death. She falls in love with the minstrel Azen who is staying in the Keep to entertain and serve Lord Just and Lady Lucent.
Cast of characters
- Timbal, a tinker's daughter
- Azen, a minstrel
- Lady Lucent of Timberrock Keep
- Lord Just of Timberrock Keep
- The Cook (male)
- Gissel, an innkeeper's daughter
- Gretcha, a housemaid at Timberrock Keep
- Saria, apprentice minstrel
- Chrissock, lord Just's resident minstrel
- Lord Spindrift, lord Just's cousin
- Lowl, a field hand from Timberrock Keep
- Seck, Gissel's cousin who lives in Smithfield
- Missa, a farrier's daughter, Seck's sweetheart
- first published in a US hardcover edition and an ebook edition of Songs of Love and Death by Gallery the 16th of November 2010, reprinted in a paperback edition the 25th of October 2011. Cover art by Tony Mauro.
- republished in an ebook titled Songs of Love Lost and Found by Pocket Star the 20th of November 20, 2012 with ASIN: B0088P0JJQ.