Soul Twins Book 1: Heart Frost
In a land where magic flows in everything, Phoenix was born, a boy who shouldn't even exist. At seventeen, tired of being confined to a castle and pitied by even the maids and their children, he runs away, seeking an oracle to answer his questions and give him magic. Realizing early on that his inexperience made him a target, he hires a young girl to guide him. She has no name, no family and no right arm but what she has are the skills and knowledge necessary to take him where he needs to go.
But their journey is cut short when there's an outbreak of Heart Frost, a virus that freezes a person from the inside out, and Phoenix falls ill. Without the magic to slow down the effects, he deteriorates quickly. The only cure is the Silver Leaf that is guarded by mournhags and stone brutes. Joined by a royal assassin, a mysterious man, a talking horse and an immature owl, they journey to get the cure to save Phoenix and heal the victims of Heart Frost.