Talon, Flight for Life review by Jjspina – Award-winning author

An Inspiring and Fascinating Adventure with Matica and her Condors!, March 7, 2015


Jjspina “Award-winning author with children’s books, Louey the Lazy Elephant and Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, copy editor.”

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This review is from: Talon, Flight for Life (Kindle Edition)

Talon, Flight for Life is book three of the Talon Series. This is the continuing story of Matica and her condor family who she befriended in book one.

Matica travels with her father to Cajamarca to buy medical supplies, books and tickets for their upcoming trip to Australia. During their travels they experience life in the rainforest and see puma, spider monkeys, tapir, and piranhas (not the flesh eating kind), llamas, and macaws. They are nearly home when her father is injured and cannot go on. Matica must show courage and strength in order to help her father. She calls for help from her condor friends, Talon, Tamo, Tima who come to be by her side. Will they make it home safely? You will have to read this wonderful story to find out.

The author takes the reader on a fascinating journey through her descriptive prose, exciting adventures and interspersed with important life lessons. This story will make the reader believe that miracles do happen. I highly recommend this wonderful and unforgettable series to all ages.


About Gigi Sedlmayer

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 draftsperson in various private consultancies in Munich. Since her uncle was a writer, she tried to write short animal stories herself. Nothing further came of it, but she developed a love for the written word and started to consume books. In May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a specialty, she made colourful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years. In 1988, they decided to adopt and became adoptive parents of twin girls the year after. They lived in New Zealand for eighteen years and moved to Australia in September 1992. Two years later Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. After operations and radiation, she withdrew, thinking that she would probably soon be dead, like her friend who died of cancer, but her two little girls gave her the courage to keep going. After a few years, still among the living, her brain started to work again, so she thought, 'Get a grip on yourself and do something good with your life'. She remembered the time she wrote short stories and got inspired again, seeing her husband Albert writing the story of their adoption. Her English became increasingly better so she pressed on to develop her creative writing. Albert taught her how to use a computer and she wrote many short stories. 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. She now loves writing and spends most of her time at the computer, developing new story lines. She also loves travelling, 4x4 touring, swimming, gardening, handcrafting, reading, fossicking and enjoys good adventure DVD's or going to the movies.
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