A great 5 star review by Eliza Earsman


5.0 out of 5 stars A well-deserved five stars. Recommended., December 25, 2015
By Eliza E.
This review is from: Talon, Connected (Kindle Edition)

Talon, Connected. Kindle Edition:

The TALON adventure stories are more than just children’s stories. Under in the skilful hands of German born author Gisela Sedlmayer these narrations come alive and teach about growing up, friendship, and challenges of moral choices and respect. Author Gisela now lives in Australia and devotes much time to furthering her writing craft and presenting us with new and ongoing TALON/MATICA adventures. Each tale stands alone, but are connected to a bigger story.

Enjoy this fourth book in the TALON series as we again meet with the main character Matica and her friends, the condors Talon, Tamo and Tima. Learn to love and identify with them.

In this ably written 378 page book, Matica – the main character – speaks in her own voice. She is an especially enabled special needs child with a growth disability. At this stage, she is stuck in the body of a two year old even though she is ten years old (when the story begins in the first book of the Talon series, TALON, COME FLY WITH ME).

Ms Sedlmayer does an excellent work of bringing the narrative and the characters to life. The author skilfully weaves profound and beautiful messages throughout her works. Readers are left satisfied.

TALON CONNECTED is heart-warming and inspirational, and intended for readers of all ages.

Buy it, gift it, share it. Enjoy. You’ll be glad to do.

A well-deserved five stars.


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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