This short story, the first in the Soulbound: Origins group, is part of the overall arc of the Amüli Chronicles: Soulbound series of epic fantasies. They are ideal for readers 16 and older.
Heir to the city of Reaivyk, Nicholas Rybredel has everything he could ever want: land, power, and money, but he yearns for more, for something none of these things can grant him—his son’s life. Amid the chaos left in the wake of the half-blood plague, Nicholas’s only son was born Unsouled, and he’ll do anything to change fate’s design.
His research has revealed a potential way to resurrect an Unsouled infant, but the cost is high. The decision he makes could lead the people into a new golden age, where the Unsouled curse is but an old, frail nightmare—or cast the die for a greater terror to seize the Amüli Republic.
You can find the full series here: Amüli Chronicles: Soulbound.
Be sure to check out the Frendyl Krune series of fantasies for middle grade and young adult readers (11 and older).