Nexus of Ice
The third novel in the Shadows of Serriya series takes us to the world of Sasherey, an frozen world whose pale sun does little to provide warmth.
Setti is a monster, descended from people blessed and cursed with unique bestial forms. When a stranger appears at his peaceful monster village and tells him that he is an inborn mage, he is quick to leave his home to learn magic. But the only one who can teach him about his rare Talent is a lich, a powerful and dangerous undead spellcaster, living in isolation far away on a frozen world. Setti seeks to learn about Soul Magic, but will his teacher ask for more than he is willing to give?
Winter is a dragon living in a ruined castle on the world of ice. Dragons are supposed to be solitary creatures. So why does she find the idea of having real friends so appealing? Wizards are strange people, but she finds herself starting to like them.
Suzcecoz Ilawi, doesn't really want to be bothered.