On the wing is the second book of the Talon series. In the previous book, we learn that Matica suffers from an illness that prevents her from growing. Her physical form is about the size of a two-year-old, but mentally she is 9. Her parents move from Australia to Peru where this little girl has to face discrimination and abuse from the Peruvian Indians. They see her as evil and refuse to have her near the other children.
Things have changed after the birds become Matica’s wings. People in the village are more receptive towards her, and even her parents are becoming acceptable towards the situation. The adventure continues with the beautiful picturesque descriptive nature of the author’s writing, producing this wonderful book of self-discovery and love for animals. This fantasy world has nothing short of being an incredible tale of a little girl and her journey with these birds.
I thoroughly enjoyed Matica growing and reading about her encounters with the people of the village. I believe the character development is spot on with this tale and that makes this story very special to read. These birds really change her life, and it is lovely to see the effect of how it influences Matica’s confidence and belief in herself.