Talon, Flight For Life by Gigi Sedlmayer.
A Journey Of Adventure (Book Three).
Will they be safe as they travel? What about the dangerous animals they could encounter?
Will Matica see her condors?
Matica and her family are planning a holiday to Australia. She and her father travel to Cajamarca to organize supplies and air tickets. Although she misses her condors on the way, she sees wondrous scenery, rain-forest, animals and birds.
But disaster strikes, coming home. Her father is seriously injured and contracts a high fever. Not knowing what to do, Matica calls to her condors for help. The wait if they would come and if, until they arrive is the hardest thing she has ever had to endure.
Journey with Matica through her adventures, laughter and tears. Enjoy the feeling of friendship, love and camaraderie between Matica and her condors, Talon, Tamo and Tima.
5 Stars: Dangerous Trek Through Tropical Rain Forests!
This is the fourth book of this incredible ‘Talon’ series that I have read. Each book stands alone as an action/adventure/survival story that will entertain, inspire and educate young and old. In book three, ‘Talon, Flight for Life’, main character Matica, a young girl with a growth disorder, living in a primitive Peruvian Indian village needs to accompany her father, Crayn on a dangerous trek through tropical rain forests to get supplies in the city of Cajamarca.
Mountains, forests, grasslands, steep canyons, people and places become part of their journey filled with awe as they see exotic birds, encounter spider monkeys, piranhas in the water, and a Puma. Touching father/daughter scenes with where life and death drama unfolds when Matica’s Condor friends come to the rescue, when Matica’s father is bite by a poisonous spider.
Let me bring you into the story at Chapter 31: Bambamarca:
…They walked quickly over hedge and ditch now, over rise and fall of troughs and channels for another two hours without any noticeable events, only that it sloped down further. The ground they were traversing on now was rougher than the earlier goings. A range of rugged hills rose on their left.
…Coming over a little hill, Matica kept standing, yelling, ‘Whoa!
…What are these?! They look planted, whatever they are!’ ‘Pineapples,’ Crayn said. ‘It’s a huge pineapple plantation.’
…As far as the eye could see their eyes rested at that huge pineapple plantation but not yet the village. Crayn said, wiping his forehead, ‘Phew, we made it. The village is just behind there, at the end of it.’ He pointed.
…‘Right. I saw that field flying over with Talon. Can we walk through it? I can’t see a path going through, or do we have to walk around it?’ ‘We can go through. Don’t worry.’ He looked at the setting sun. ‘We’ll be in the village just before the sun vanishes.’ He looked at her.
…‘You sound exhausted, Mat.’
…Should she tell him the truth? She decided to do so. ‘I am,’ she said truthfully, seeing her father’s exhaustion as well.
…‘Me too,’ he nodded. ‘It’s because we can see an end to this day. And Matica,’ he went on, ‘does the first day come close to your expectation?’
Award Winning Author Gigi Sedlmayer uses her life experiences from Germany, New Zealand and Australia along with her very descriptive storytelling, to draw readers 9 and up into this award-winning series. This series would make a great summer reading series and should be in all libraries.
Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).
- 5-star review by Readers Favorite
- FINALIST for BOOK COVER competition with AUTHORSDB 2017
- 3 out of 4 stars review by Online Book Club
- 5 Star Book Award From Book Marketing Global Network.
Series: Talon (Book 3)
Paperback: 438 Pages
Publisher: Aurora House (December 16, 2013)
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About The Author: Book Excellence Award Finalist 2017, Sole Award Medalist winner with ‘New Apple’ 2017, Nominee with Global Ebook Award 2017, silver book award with Readers’ Favorite
Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany.
Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany until finally settling in Munich where Gigi studied architectural drafting and met Albert in 1965, marrying in December 1967. She worked as a civil drafts’ person in various private consultancies in Munich.
May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a specialty, she made colorful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years.
May 1989, they became adoptive parents of twin girls from Fiji.
September 1992, they moved to Australia.
November 1993 Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. By the grace of God, she survived and seeing her husband writing the story about the adoption, she started to write short stories for competition since her English became increasingly better.
She entered them in competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave her confidence to go on writing. One day the idea for the TALON series came to her and she spent the next several years bringing the story and the characters to life.
- 2020-5 Star Book Cover Award from Book Marketing Global Network for Book One.
- 2021-5 Star Book Cover Award from Book Marketing Global Network for Book Two.
- 2021-5 Star Book Cover Award from Book Marketing Global Network for Book Three.
- 2020-5 Star Book Cover Award from Book Marketing Global Network for Book Six.
- 2021-Book Trilogy/Series Award from Book Marketing Global Network for the Talon Six Book Youth Series
- 2021 October-5 Star Award for the ‘Talon’ Series from Book Marketing Global Network.
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