Bridge of Snow is a short story for the upcoming The Winner's Curse which comes out in March. I still do not know very much about the setting for the novel (other than high fantasy) so I'll have to go back to it after I read the full book.
The story does show what appears to be the male main character as a child whose parents are going to travel away with his older sister. The mother tells him a fairy tale of where the stars come from and they talk a bit about how he born in an unlucky time. I don't know what the implications are for the series, but I look forward to reading it.