Talon, On The Wing by Gigi Sedlmayer

Talon, On The Wing by Gigi Sedlmayer.

A Book About Adventure and Friendship (Book Two).

This story won a 5 Star review by Reader’s Favorite: “Inspirational and Uplifting read for the young and the not so young!”

Matica’s predicament turns into her greatest gift

It’s a different story than any other. It’s even unique. A magical fantasy.

An incredible combination of a young girl and her struggles and being in a spectacular place – the Great Andean mountains. The lives of the people in the village, their interacting with one another and with the great amazing friendship between the girl and the mighty Andean condor – Talon and having the most amazing adventures and near misses one after the other together.

Matica, a small child who had a hard time finding acceptance with the Indians from her village, fly’s with Talon and has scores of adventures and near misses.

But will it stop her from having the greatest fun? No, it will not. Besides of being accepted now by the locals, a love develops between Amos, a local boy and herself as she overcomes her handicap and shows bravery and courage.

This is a coming-of-age story where Matica is learning patience, forgiveness and trust.

5 Stars: Young and old will enjoy ‘Talon, On The Wing’ by Gigi Sedlmayer!

As a grandmother, I find book two (Talon, On The Wing) just as exciting as book one. This book (series) is an action adventure that will keep teens turning the page. As we learned in book one, Matica is age 1o and very small for her age due to her handicap. This amazing young lady has gained the trust of the Peruvian Indians and her life changed when she rescued a Condor egg from poachers.

In this book her rescue bird takes her aboard and together they reach tremendous heights. They visit cities hidden away in the jungles of Peru. As Matica mingles with the native people, she accepts their culture and learns many life lessons along the way. Matica’s special boyfriend Amos and all the avian creatures bring joy to her life.

While my review tends to be longer than most, my intent is to bring you into the story in chapter 46.

…Matica was still in her thoughts about what her mother had said to Alex when Talon, feeling strong and agile, flew away from Mira. For Alexander it was his grief for his lost brother, for Matica it was the yearlong depression she felt, being alone, not being allowed to play with other children. She felt privileged to hear about Alex’s problems as well and thanked Talon again that he stayed so she could hear all, since she still had sometimes bad thoughts about her earlier loneliness. But now she promised to herself never to be lonely again. Whatever it takes. Mum’s words were so good, as Alex had said as well.

…Finally she left the thoughts behind and started to enjoy the flight with Talon. Talon first flew, zigzagging, over the plateau back to Ramah, making a detour to the magnificent Andes Mountains. Tamo and Tima followed him wherever Talon went. Matica, from his back, admired the high peaks and the wide areas of hilly grassland between. She couldn’t get enough and soon both lost track of time.

…While flying, Talon suddenly trembled as if he was about to shake himself, like a dog would shake the water out of its fur, and then he flapped his wings periodically in a strange, jagged way Matica had never experienced before. Not that she had a lot of experience yet, but she couldn’t imagine that he would flap his wings in that way. It felt for her as if he was trying to stay aloft with the sharp and fast up-and-down movements of his wings, as if Talon felt that if he didn’t flap his wings, he would drop out of the sky and tumble to the ground. But again, for Matica that couldn’t be. After all, Talon is a bird and couldn’t fall out of the sky.

…Could he?

Award Winning Author Gisela Sedlmayer does an excellent job with book two in her Talon series. Gisela’s descriptive storytelling, age-appropriate language, believable characters and wildlife drama will engage any avid reader from age 9 and up. In an age of cell phone and electronic notebooks, it is important to instill good reading habits in our children. Check out Books 1-6 in this Talon Series. Below is a list of Awards.

  • MEDALIST WINNER for older published with NEW APPLE 2019
  • SILVER MEDAL AWARD with READERS’FAVORITE in Children’s’ adventure 2018
  • Finalist with: BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD, 2017
  • Finalist with: IAN Book of the year award 2017 – The Independent Author Network
  • Silver for BOOK COVER competition with Authorsdb 2016
  • 5-star Review by Readers’ Favorite
  • 4 stars review by Online Book Club
  • 4 Star from Titan for Book One
  • BEA-Finalist
  • Global E-Book Award for Book 5
  • 2020 5 Star Book Cover Award from Book Marketing Global Network for Book One.
  • 2020 5 Star Book Cover Award from Book Marketing Global Network for Book Six.
  • 2021 5 Star Book Cover Award from Book Marketing Global Network for Book Two.
  • 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.

I invite you to share this book with all the young people in your life, place this book along with all the books in this youth series in your local, civic, religious, community libraries. This series would be perfect for a summer reading program for boys and girls.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Series: Talon (Book 2)
Paperback: 350 Pages
Publisher: Aurora House (December 16, 2013)
Language: English
Grandma’s Book Club: Action and Adventure
Grandma’s Book Club: Survival Stories
Grandma’s Book Club: Tween, Teen, YA, and Family
Grandma’s Book Club: Talon Book Series

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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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