This book is a collection of fictional tales about folk tunes supposedly written down long ago in the Red Book of Tunes, but actually composed by the author. The stories vary wildly with something here to appeal to most fiction readers. However, I thought the best part was listening to the tunes on the author's website. I would definitely recommend listening to the tunes before reading each story as they add an entirely new dimension to the stories.
I agree with another reviewer here that the stories and music seem so authentic that I Googled them to see if they were based on real history (they aren't). I liked some of the stories so much I really wanted them to be factual and I was, probably irrationally, disappointed when they weren't.
I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.