Frostbite was a female animus IceWing who was mentioned in Winter Turning and Darkstalker (Legends). It is currently believed that she was a princess because of how animus dragons were bred into the IceWing royal bloodline, though this has not been proven and she is referred to as just "Frostbite" throughout the series. She lived before the events of the main series as well as Darkstalker (Legends), and she is the enchanter of the Moon Globe Tree, also known as "The Gift of Light", in the Ice Kingdom. This tree grows Moon Globes on them, which are a source of light for the IceWings. This is a highly cherished gift because, rather than enchanting the ice to carve itself into a tree, Frostbite carved it with her own claws for years until it was done, modeling it and studying actual trees, and then enchanted it.
Frostbite is briefly mentioned in the prologue when Arctic says he wants to contribute a meaningful gift that will be remembered, like her Moon Globes.
Winter mentions her as the giver of the animus Gift of Light, creator of the Tree of Light, or Moon Globe Tree, an immortal animus-enchanted tree carved by claw and then enchanted to grow Moon Globes, which are spheres that glow with light. As dragons enter the IceWing palace, they take a Moon Globe to light their way. The brightness of the spheres can be adjusted by rotating them, as Winter makes his give off a "sleep-appropriate glow" with one rotation of the Moon Globe. They can float, usually following the dragon who picked it, by hovering near their shoulder.
In the book Winter Turning, it is also mentioned that it is supposed to act like a real tree. For this reason, Queen Glory wants a trimming from it to see if she can grow one in the Rainforest Kingdom.
It was made very obvious that Frostbite put a lot of thought and time into her gift, such as carving the ice into the tree instead of enchanting it to grow a specific way like most of the IceWings' animus dragons did. This limited the amount of her soul she would have to spend enchanting the gift, helping preserve her sanity.
Since she was only mentioned, not much is known about her. However, Winter states she put the most care into her gift to the IceWing tribe of any animus, and that she must have left the Ice Kingdom and studied real forests for all the exact and correct details to carve on her Moon Globe Tree.
- Princess Frostbite is the IceWing who is credited with the creation of the Gift of Light, an immortal tree sculpted out of ice.
- A frostbite is an injury caused by exposure to extreme cold that freezes tissue and turns the wound black.
- Princess Frostbite, according to Winter, put the most effort and care into her animus gift for the tribe.