Finalist with: BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD, 2021
More thrilling adventures with Matica and Talon.
The poachers are gone, and the birds are safe. Now Matica is becoming anxious thinking of the upcoming holiday to Australia – she does not want to go or leave her birds. But Talon, understanding her misery, helps to ease her mind.
With distractions all sides, Matica soon finds herself involved in current happenings – the letting go of Elcano’s ashes from the top of the Andes, and near tragedy of Crayn falling while climbing up the mountain. The condors play a vital role in saving the day.
Talon shows Matica the puma and her cubs. But things go wrong when the female puma smells them and attacks. Will they escape the big cat?
As a birthday surprise for Matica, Aikon asked the birds to fly with her for the whole day. The birds agree and the thrilling adventures she has now with near misses, the finding of old bones, snakes and spiders, Talon Windsong adventures will keep you turning the pages and on the edge of your seat.
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We awarded 5 stars to Gigi Sedlmayer for her TALON, WINDSONG (Teen, Action, Adventure) book.facebook.com/notes/1570359743155070bookmarketingglobalnetwork.com/global-authors-directory/gigi-sedlmayers-books/ 5 Star Review: "Talon Windsong" is the sixth book in the "Talon" action adventures for readers age 9 and up.Matica lets go of her worry for now, as life goes on. By chapter eighteen, the journey up the rugged mountain side, with the condors flying overhead concludes, when they scatter Elcano's (Pajaro's father) ashes over the Andes mountain canyons, with the help of a brisk mountain breeze.For Matica and the others, the impending danger of falling off the mountain is avoided one step at a time, while climbing and descending. For all the beauty this environment has to offer, the dangers of natural predators like huge monitor lizards, ants, spiders, snakes and pumas (big cats) are ever present.Intrusive thoughts keep Matica's mind restless, as her vacation back to Australia draws near. Talking things out with her best friends, Tamo, Tima and Talon(condors), she explains:'You know, in Australia, I was happy, as much as I can remember. I felt secure and happy, even with my affliction, because I fitted in, somehow. I thought I was, because I had friends. Friends?' She pursed her lips then thrusted up her chin. 'Yes, I had one special friend, she was like me. Not in the same school, not even close where we lived, but we were talking a lot on the phone. My doctor brought us together. Well,' she nodded, 'yes, I didn't want to end that and go to Peru after Dad told me we have to come there. What will await me there? I was afraid. I was devastated hearing it. How will it be there? Will they accept me as I am, or will they reject me? No one rejected me in Australia. Even some looked strangely at me. Well, at that time, I didn't know how it would feel to be rejected. I only know that now, where it happened.' She nodded, looking into Talon's eyes, as he looked at her, trying to understand her. 'And then coming here,' she continued, 'I was so lonely because the Indians didn't accept me, they rejected me. That was the worst thing that happened to me. I had no one to talk to or play to, until I found you, Tamo.'She looked at him. Tamo nodded, as if he understood what Matica said.'That was the best thing that ever could have happened to me. And that had changed everything, yes, everything.' She reflected and nodded. 'Hey,' Matica suddenly laughed. 'You just looked at all of me. That's it. Yes, because of my disability. And that's who I am. As Mum is telling me: "That's who you are". Those are her words.'Talon grunted, so did Tamo and Tima, looking her up as well. All three shook their heads.'You don't think I'm strange looking, right? Even you know Aikon and my parents, they're normal. And the Indians.'The birds poked her chest. Talon grunted, it sounded to her as if he said, I love you. And, you are normal to me. And with that, you can fly on me. Tamo and Tima followed his sound.Children can relate to Matica's worries about leaving her familiar environment, even for a short visit. The "Talon" adventures that play out in the 95 chapters, will teach and inspire young minds. Award Winning Author Gisela Sedlmayer does an excellent job with her Talon series. Gisela's descriptive storytelling, age appropriate language, believable characters, and wildlife drama will engage young minds. In an age of cell phones, electronic notebooks, and hectic lifestyles, it is important to instil good reading habits in our children. As a grandmother, I invite you to share all six books in this "Talon" series with the children in your life.
About the Author: Gigi Sedlmayer
Book Excellence Award Finalist 2017, Sole Award Medalist winner with ‘New Apple’ 2017, Nominee with Global Ebook Award 2017, silver book award with Readers’ Favorite
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Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany.
Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany until finally settling in Munich where Gigi studied architectural drafting and met Albert in 1965, marrying in December 1967. She worked as a civil drafts person in various private consultancies in Munich.
May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a speciality, she made colorful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years.
May 1989, they became adoptive parents of twin girls from Fiji.
September 1992, they moved to Australia.
November 1993 Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. By the grace of God, she survived and seeing her husband writing the story about the adoption, she started to write short stories for competition since her English became increasingly better.
She entered them in competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave her confidence to go on writing. One day the idea for the TALON series came to her and she spent the next several years bringing the story and the characters to life.
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