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Talon, on the wing

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November 27, 2020  |  879 views  |  0 reviews / comments

Talon, on the wing - Book coverA lovely, magical fantasy

Talon, on the Wing is the second book of the Talon series, and it is also the place where an incredible thing happens: the predicament of the main character—her fate to remain small in size—turns out to be her most valuable gift, as it allows her to soar on the wings of her beloved Talon, up and away into exciting adventures.

What challenged 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 is 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...

In this book, she has scores of adventures and near disasters with Talon. Action packed from the beginning.

In summary, this book is thrilling and well written and is a very touching story. It has many life lessons about not judging others only on how they look but also on their character and inner strengths. It is a perfectly paced and enlightening read for children, young adult and adult readers.


Author's Notes

“Teaching Children Self-Confidence through Service to Others.” Children today face immense pressure to fit in with their peers. This pressure is leading to record rates of depression among preteens and teenagers and this to suicide. Parents look for ways to build their children’s self-esteem; however, teens look to their peers and popular culture for acceptance rather than their parents. This puts parents in a challenging situation. Most children of this age group have issues with acceptance and this is explored and resolved in a positive manner within the story line of the Talon series, Matica shows children and teens that they can overcome great obstacles with love, patience and a selfless attitude toward helping others and experience exciting adventure on the way.

I wanted to let children and parents know that they don’t need to suffer more than they already do. So:
Children suffer from all sorts of afflictions and through my book they can learn how to coup with everything, as Matica did, the main character in my TALON books. She had to learn it in her early life. Children can find a “Condor” as Matica did. Not literally a condor, but every child or adult for that matter, they are battling with incurable afflictions, should find something that let them forget what is happening to them. Finding a “Condor” would help them to overcome that.

Parents can read my book to younger children so they can see that they are not alone, but that they can overcome it in a positive way, not in a negative way.

About Gigi Sedlmayer

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AU Australia

I was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1944. Moving a lot around, changing schools, I was rejected by my peers. Finally settling in Munich. Got married in 1967, 1975 we moved to New Zealand. 1989 became adoptive parents and moved 1992 to Australia. 1993 diagnosed with cancer. Started to write after 2 years, still under the living.

Books by Gigi Sedlmayer

Talon, come fly with me - Book cover

Talon, come fly with me


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