This book is about a young girl named trinket who's father is a bard (a person who tells stories) but he left her home a few years ago and Trinket lives with her mom. Soon enough, her mother dies and Trinket has to choose what to do with her life. After her mother's funeral, she asks Thomas the pig boy, a boy who has lived near her since like, a really long time and has a very strict mother to go on a quest to find her father and possibly find some nice stories to tell. On the way she meets gypsies, selkies, a banshee, helps a highway man, and much more. And on the way, she collects many things such as music and friendship.