Australian author Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer, originally from Germany until the Berlin Wall was erected, moved to Munich and studied architectural drafting – her entry into the work force – until she and her husband moved to New Zealand where her artistic gifts found response in creating hand crafted parrots. Gigi‘s next relocation was to Australia with her family now having grown to include two adopted twin girls. In 1994 Gigi was diagnosed with cancer and survived surgeries and radiation, and rather than ‘giving up’, Gigi turned to writing – the result being this very highly praised and awarded series – the Talon Series – a young adult series about a family of condors and missionary Australians and a young girl adopted by the condors.
In Book 2 the quality of writing remains high and involving. The story evolves and transforms on many levels, The synopsis details the plots nuances – ‘What Matica has dreamed ever since she first befriended the condors is actually happening. And now the adventures begin. Finally accepting Matica into their community because of an incredible event, the people from the village love seeing her with Talon and demand she tell them about her adventures with the condors. Matica is now happy to be small because she can do what she has always dreamed of – fly. She is accepted and loved, and because she is so small can have incredible adventures with her beloved Talon. In the meantime, her friendship with Amos continues to grow…’
Our respect for Gigi Sedlmayer grows with every volume of this airborne adventure. Beautiful! Grady Harp, January 18
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.