I remember reading it in the 90s, so it was written then or earlier. The book's story is set in a medieval world.

The main character is a human boy who had his arm replaced with a enchanted one, and his companions are his vampire girlfriend and a barbarian woman whose skin is slowly turning to stone from a curse put on her.

The group are fleeing an evil brother/sister sorcerer couple who are trying to stop the boy from fulfilling some prophecy tied to his magic arm.

The cover of the book had the boy touching something (I think a staff?) burning his hands, his vampire girlfriend covering her face from the glow, and the barbarian woman standing behind

The book opened with the trio on a pirate ship; the crew tried to betray them but were killed. They eventually moved onto some lost underground city. The boy tried to read some old books but because of age they turned to dust, and lastly I read they got caught on a beach where the barbarian's stone skin made her sink in the sand and eels attacked her until the vampire ran into the water naked and the eels died when they touched her undead skin

Meanwhile the twin villains were using captured human women to breed with lizardmen and make hybrids, and something about airships using waste methane to fly so they always stank of that.

  • Do you remember any plot details you can edit in? When did you read this?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Oct 23, 2018 at 19:56
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    This question would be improved by going through the checklists here; How to ask a good story-ID question?
    – Valorum
    Oct 23, 2018 at 19:57
  • Scifi/ fantasy? Are you sure? What about it was Science fictional?
    – Valorum
    Oct 23, 2018 at 19:57
  • How was the arm magic? Was it made out of a special substance? Did it do things when he hit people with it? Was it made out of magic itself?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Oct 24, 2018 at 3:40
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    fuzzyboots only read part of the book, the arm had some power that was part of some prophecy and was supposed to do something later, cant remember if it was metal of stone but the way he got it was his father cut off his normal arm because the prophecy was some kid with one arm was supposed to get the replacement from the priests and they put it on Oct 24, 2018 at 18:59


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