Another 5 star review by ‘Reader’s Favorite’ for Talon, connected.
The Talon series is uplifting and inspiring and in Talon, Connected by Gigi Sedlmayer, this story takes off from where the previous book, Flight for Life, ends. Matica and her family are grateful to the condors for helping Matica and her father, Crayn, on their journey to Cajamarca, and for saving her father from his near-death experience after being bitten by a huge poisonous spider. As the story progresses, readers get to see Crayn recovering from that bite, and Matica meeting Elcano, the oldest and wisest man of the village. His words that Matica, her family, the Indians, and the condors are all connected is the strong message that readers get from this story. Matica also finds out that poachers are planning on killing Talon and they are coming near her village.
The story has its focus on special needs children and it gives readers an awareness about the existence of children like Matica, who is congenitally small in stature. Though Matica is nine years old, she resembles a two-year-old and is the story’s main protagonist. The thread of optimism and positivity that runs through the entire story and the series make it a must-read and a must-have in one’s personal collection. Readers will find the characters lovable and together they spread joy and capture the beauty of the Peruvian landscape. The detailed narration gives a good pace and movement to the story and makes the scenes and characters vivid. It is a story about friendship, love, caring, trust, compassion, bravery, and self discovery. This heartwarming story also celebrates life through the hardships and what stands out is the word ‘connected,’ which forms the essence of the plot.