Talon On The Wing is book two in the Talon series written by Gigi Sedlmayer. Even though this is book two in the series, you do not necessarily have to have read book one in the series in order for this book to make sense. I had a chance to read this book to an 11 year old girl, she was one of the kids that I read the first Talon book to. This book is much easier to read and understand in terms of wording, as compared to the first book in the series. Because of this, younger children in the 9-12 age group will be able to read this book themselves without any help. The little girl I shared this book with loves the character of Matica and could not wait to see what happened next to her. After we finished this book, she immediately started asking about book 3, and any time a child is encouraged to read, that is a wonderful thing
Caution there may be spoilers ahead
Matica is in a much better place in her village now, accepted by the villagers, even though she’s handicapped, something that they no longer see when they look at Matica. The villagers want to know more about condors, and Matica is all too happy to teach them. Matica finds herself living her life long dream, only to find out that it was just a dream. The plot is overly basic, but that’s okay, the detail in this book is amazing. One thing that I would change is the sure number of sections in this book. There are way too many and they seem very rough and end abruptly without warning
At the end of the day, Talon On The Wing was a hit, and the little girl that I read it to anxiously was awaiting book three in the Talon series
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest product review
This is some of Gigi Sedlmayer’s best work. The plot is full of surprises. Matica falls off Talon yet recovers, which is how the novel opens. There is personification involving the bird, which makes Talon like a person. Later there is an italicized part which is a flashback, which adds depth to the narrative, along with steady verisimilitude. A good example of this is nobody in the village believes at first that Matica flies on Talon’s back.
Talon demonstrates human intelligence when Matica tries to ride again. Talon does not let her ride until she gets in the proper position.
During the ride there is adventure and suspense when they encounter gale force winds and a cliff. Finally, it is a bittersweet ending when Matica and her father have to leave.
It is a well-told story and highly recommended. Well done!
TALON, ON THE WING:
422 heart-warming, positive, inspirational and uplifting, pages by very talented author Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer.
This is book 2 in the TALON series. Gigi Sedlmayer narrates the adventures of disabled main character Matica (or is she very ENabled?) with her condor friend, Talon.
From page one, readers are pulled into the story. The adventures begin and what Matica has dreamed ever since she first befriended the condors is actually happening – she is flying with her beloved bird.
Avid readers will enjoy reading TALON: ON THE WING, and learning more about Condors, missionary work in a small Peruvian village, and a girl with a handicap.
This well written book grabs the attention of readers. Accomplished wordsmith Gisela knows how to write books and adds smiles to faces.
These TALON books are family books – clean, delightful stories of a family and village and their relationship with a very special bird. They are interesting and stimulating, inspirational stories of love, hope, courage, trust and friendship.
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A well-deserved five stars.