The Forge of Bonds Chronicle Four in The Adventures of Jason Lex Series by Wendy Terrien

In fact, the undeniable strength of Terrien’s writing is not in the action scenes (although they are exhilarating and adeptly rendered), or in the plot (which is intelligently designed and skillfully executed), but in her ability to warmly express the very human nature of her characters as they stumble, grow, and triumph, always with the genuine support of one another.