Songs of Love and Death

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The hardback cover of Songs of Love and Death. Cover art by Tony Mauro.
Cover of Songs of Love Lost and Found, the split ebook edition with Blue Boots included.

Songs of Love and Death: Tales of Star-Crossed Love (which had the working title Star Crossed Lovers) is an anthology edited by G.R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. It's "a cross-genre anthology of fantasy and romance" and contains Robin's story Blue Boots set in the Realm of the Elderlings.


  • Star-crossed Lovers (introduction)
  • Jim Butcher "Love Hurts"
  • Jo Beverly "The Marrying Maid"
  • Carrie Vaughn "Rooftops"
  • M.L.N. Hanover "Hurt Me"
  • Cecelia Holland "Demon Lover"
  • Melinda M. Snodgrass "The Wayfarer's Advice"
  • Robin Hobb "Blue Boots"
  • Neil Gaiman "The Thing About Cassandra"
  • Marjorie M. Liu "After the Blood"
  • Jacqueline Carey "You and You Alone"
  • Lisa Tuttle "His Wolf"
  • Linnea Sinclair "CourtingTrouble"
  • Mary Jo Putney "The Demon Dancer"
  • Tanith Lee "Under/Above the Water"
  • Peter S. Beagle "Kashkia"
  • Yasmine Galenorn "Man in the Mirror"
  • Diana Gabaldon "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows"


  • US hardcover edition by Gallery (Simon & Schuster) November 16th 2010 with ISBN 9781439150146 (480 pages). Cover art by Tony Mauro (dark rose on the cover).
  • US paperback edition by Pocket Books 25th of October 2011 with ISBN 9781439150153 (white rose on the cover)
  • a US paperback reprint from Saga Press (Simon & Schuster) in December 2020 with ISBN 9781982156053 (no rose on the cover, cover design by Chelsea McGuckin)
  • ebook 16th of November 2010 with by Gallery Books with ISBN 9781439170830 / ASIN: B003UV8TD6
  • A second ebook edition, split in two:
    • Songs of Love Lost and Found by Pocket Star 20th of November 20, 2012 with ASIN: B0088P0JJQ, contains the stories of Jo Beverley, Cecelia Holland, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, and Tanith Lee.
    • Songs of Love and Darkness by Pocket Star 2nd of October 2, 2012 with ASIN: B0088Q0G1Q, contains the stories of Mary Jo Putney, Carrie Vaughn, Yasmine Galenorn, M.L.N. Hanover, and Lisa Tuttle.
  • An unabridged audio book from Brilliance Audio the 11th of August 2015? with ISBN 9781501280139, narrated by Phil Gigante, Michael Page, Susan Duerden and Julia Whelan. Length 19 hours 40 minutes.



  • A Turkish translation Aşk ve Ölüm Şarkıları from Epsilon Yayınevi in January 2017, a paperback with ISBN 9786051732428.


Simon & Schuster page for SoLaD

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The Realm of the Elderlings

The Farseer trilogy : Assassin's Apprentice | Royal Assassin | Assassin's Quest

The Liveship Traders: Ship of Magic | The Mad Ship | Ship of Destiny

The Tawny Man: Fool's Errand | The Golden Fool | Fool's Fate

Rain Wild Chronicles: Dragon Keeper | Dragon Haven | City of Dragons | Blood of Dragons

Fitz and the Fool: Fool's AssassinFool's QuestAssassin's Fate

Novels: The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince

Short stories: Homecoming | The Inheritance | Cat's Meat | Words Like Coins | Blue Boots | Her Father's Sword