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Talon, Come Fly With Me by Gigi SedlMayer

Talon Come Fly with Me by Gigi Sedlmayer is an inspirational, engaging and thoughtful must-read story. It follows the story of a little nine-year-old girl whose parents are missionaries in the small village of Pucara, Peru. Matica, finds making friends with the local kids to be difficult. Matica has a condition that has hindered her growth, so she is extremely small like that of a two-year-old. The local Indians and villagers, don’t understand her and are leery and mistrustful of her.

Then Matica comes upon two condors, a male and a female. She is able to win their trust and begins to mysteriously communicate with them. Her adventure has begun. The condor’s egg is stolen by poachers and Matica and her father set out to rescue it, and they are successful. With the condor’s approval, Matica takes care of the precious egg. When the egg hatches, Matica becomes a substitute mother to the baby condor and names it, Talon. The locals observe the success Matica has had with the condors, and they begin to warm up to her. Eventually, tiny Matica, becomes a well-liked, admired and respected part of the community.

Talon, Come Fly with Me by Gigi Sedlmayer is filled with warmth and inspiration. It is a touching story about a nine-year girl that overcomes her disability and uses it for something extraordinary. Her love for nature changes her life and it becomes meaningful and purposeful for her. Her disability is no longer a hindrance or something to be ashamed of.

Gigi Sedlmayer has woven a tapestry of beauty, harmony and excitement in her fabulous story. It is filled with intrigue and even some suspense. I loved it and couldn’t put it down and read it late into the night to find out what would happen next. It brought a feeling of serenity to my soul. I loved the tale of the giant magnificent condors, coupled with the human interaction. It is just a beautiful story that adults and children will both enjoy. It will be fully entertaining for the entire family.

I believe that Talon, Come Fly with Me should be a reading requirement in schools. It is full of emotion and love with important messages throughout. The exemplary descriptive writing had me on the beautiful scene watching on as the story unfolded. Gigi Sedlmayer is an excellent writer with a unique voice. This story is original, genuine and compelling. Artisan Book Reviews highly recommends it to all readers. It is a page-turner and a must-read magical tale for everyone that likes clean, thoughtful and exciting reads about animals and extraordinary people.

  • 5 STAR BOOK AWARD from Book Marketing Global Network-2019
  • 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 out of 4 stars review by Online Book Club

5 Star Review: The story ‘Come Fly With Me’ takes place in the mountains of Peru. Main character Matica is on her hands and knees in the dirt hunting food for the two condors she named Tamo and Tima, when her younger brother Aikon asks about her activities. Even though ten-year-old Matica has a seriously disability (body of a two-year-old) her fighting spirit (not self-pity) is impressive, for her age. What she lacks in size, she gains in emotional maturity and a deep sense of gratitude for the beauty around her. She loves her village of Pucara which is close to equator. Surrounded by tropical rain forests, Matica can look out in any direction and see both green and barren mountains, forests and grasslands, green or brown valleys, small rolling hills and deep steep canyons.

Let me bring you into the story at Chapter Seven: “The next day, she went on her daily walk with new hope and an extra spring in her step. She was feeling lucky because both birds were not as high as usual and soared in front of the mountains, not over them. It must be a different wind current since they’re so low, she thought.

She remembered the day when she was exploring the plateau and had found that most beautiful place near the mountain with the big rock in the middle. Arriving there, she had baptised that place ‘Ramah’. She had read in her Bible the day before about a place that was called Ramah, so it became her refuge, her Ramah. She would lie on the rock and watch the birds soaring in the sky and wonder how they could fly without flapping their wings. She wished for them to come down to her, but they wouldn’t do that.

Every day, Matica would go to Ramah at the same time so the birds could see her and would become acquainted with her. She would also yell and wave at them.

After a few weeks, one of them flew lower. He must have seen her and must have been curious as to what she might be, or maybe he thought she was food. She yelled, ‘I’m here! Come to me, please! I’d like to see you and would like to talk to you!’

Spinning around, one bird circled lower.

Maybe, Matica then thought, maybe it’s coming down to see if I’m edible. But I’m moving! She sprang up and down, then yelled, ‘Hey, you! I’m not edible! I would only like to meet you!’

Still looking at her, the bird screeched loudly then joined its mate.

Matica called out, ‘Wow, you are big!’

Nothing more happened for the next few weeks.”

Matica is not afraid of adventure and runs to Ramah where the sounds of gun shots came from. Matica fears the poachers will steal the condor’s egg or harm the condors. Poaching is a serious problem and Matica Warns the Condor named Tamo of the pending danger. Matica watches the condors in flight and dreams about riding on Tamo’s back as he flies over the canyons.

Award Winning Author Gisela Sedlmayer does an excellent job with this book one 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 1-5 in this Talon Series.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Series: Tylon (Book 1)
Genre: Children’s, Action, Adventure, Survival Stories, YA, Teen, Family

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Talon, On The Wing by Gigi Sedlmayer

Book Two In Series

This story won a 5 Star review by Reader’s Favorite

What challenged Matica has dreamed ever since she first saw and befriended the condors, Tamo and Tima, in book 1 of the series, is actually happening with their offspring Talon, she and her father had rescues from poacher.

And now the incredible, unbelievable, remarkable and wonderful adventures and near misses with Talon begins after the incident that happened in Matica’s hut.

In die meantime her friendship with Amos is growing.

This is a coming-of-age story where Matica is learning patience, forgiveness and trust. Also, friendship and freedom about intercultural aspects in South America.

Genre: Children’s, Action, Adventure, Survival Stories, YA, Teen, Family

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Talon, Flight For Life by Gigi Sedlmayer

Book Three In Series

  • 5-star review by Readers Favorite 
  • FINALIST for BOOK COVER competition with AUTHORSDB 2017
  • 3 out of 4 stars review by Online Book Club

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.

“Talon Book 3 – Flight for Life” by Gigi Sedlmayer is the 3rd in the Talon series. It can be read alone or as part of the series. I recommend this series as it characters are introduced in the first book and the complexity of the story continues to this series. In this story Matica is journeying down out of the village to purchase supplies for her family’s vacation to Australia. She has some qualms about leaving the place that has become home and comfortable to her, and her condor’s.

This is a great book for children, and adults. The author does and amazing job bringing life lessons into the story that are great for anyone of any age.

Genre: Children’s, Action, Adventure, Survival Stories, YA, Teen, Family

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Talon, Connected by Gigi Sedlmayer

Book Four In Series

TALON, CONNECTED is the fourth story in the TALON series.

It’s for children, teens and young adults, even for younger ones. For when they have an affliction, or are handicapped, they can find out, that there is always a way out, to be happy and live with it, even when they are rejected.


The Talon series, are such an inspiring piece of work indeed. And the stories are great, uplifting and touching, moving and exciting, and I’d unreservedly recommend them for readers of any age, young or old – they’re that good. Read one and you’ll find yourself grasping for the next, then the next. There are four in the series, you owe it to yourself to get them all.

Matica meets with the village eldest and wisest man, Elcano, who tells her ‘we are all connected to each other, Matica’s family and the Condors’.

Elcano also shares with Matica that he predicts that the Condors will be protected by all because Matica, her family, the Indians and the Condors are all connected.

These books are the most heartwarming stories you will read! They are intended rot all ages. Well thought out! You will fall in love with the characters and want more as you keep going with this series! It’s so easy to get lost in each book… I know I sure did! Add these to your list to read or start reading now, you’ll fall in love with them!

And – Will the poachers kill Talon? Will the villagers catch the poachers? We’ll find the answers soon.


Genre: Children’s, Action, Adventure, Survival Stories, YA, Teen, Family

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Talon, Encounter by Gigi Sedlmayer

Book Five In Series

  • FINALIST with Book Excellence Award 2018
  • FINALIST in the 2018 IAN Book of the Year Awards in “Young Adult.”
  • Nominee by GLOBAL EBOOK AWARDS 2018
  • Medalist Winner with New Apple in the Young Adult General Fiction 2017 Book Awards for Excellence in Independent
  • BRONZE for first line competition with AUTHORSDB 2017
  • GOLD for book cover competition with AULTHORSDB 2016

It is war – the poachers are back and want Talon. Revenge is in the air.

They are doing everything in their power to capture him, and if they can’t get him alive, will kill him. Determined to get him at all costs the poachers run up against the might and will of Tamo, Tima and Talon.

With the help of Tamo and Tima, Talon and Matica, they do the impossible knowing they have to capture and stop the poachers or they will be back.

Between the poachers shooting at the condors, the crows playing their part, and Tamo being shot and injured, Matica goes above and beyond to help her beloved condors.

Action-packed from beginning to end, Talon Encounter will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Genre: Children’s, Action, Adventure, Survival Stories, YA, Teen, Family

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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.

Currently working on the sixth book, TALON, WINDSONG and the seventh TALON, MYSTERY OF LIFE

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