Bridge of Snow is a short story that tells the tale of Arin's childhood. It is also a prequel to The Winner's Curse.


"In Arin's childhood, before the war, there was still time to tell stories." 
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Ignore the stirrings of war. Let the carriage to a royal ball wait. There is a story to be told: of a starless night, a mother and her sick son, and a mortal who falls in love with the snow god, and will do anything to have her...


  • "But we don't think too well when we want too much."
  • "Her son felt things too deeply to the core, was tender to the core. It worried her."
  • "She looked at the boy. He knew her weakness for storytelling. And it was, after all, only a story. Still, she wished he had chosen a happier one."


  • The story can be read here for free.
  • It is also up for purchase here .
  • It is not compulsory to read this companion short story to the trilogy, but it plays a minor role in Crime and Kiss.