TALON, ENCOUNTER, the fifth book in the Talon series



The poachers are back – and they are looking for Talon! They are doing everything in their power to capture him, and if they can’t get him alive, will kill him. Determined to get him at all costs the poachers run up against the might and will of Tamo, Tima and Talon.

It is war. The poachers against the condors, Matica and the Indians – with the poachers even taking hostages to win the war.

With the help of Tamo and Tima, Talon and Matica do the impossible knowing they have to capture and stop the poachers or they will be back.

Between the poachers shooting at the condors, the crows playing their part, and Tamo being shot and injured, Matica goes above and beyond to help her beloved condors.

Action-packed from beginning to end, Talon Encounter will keep you on the edge of your seat.


I just loved writing this particular book about challenged and rejected, but now loved Matica as the poachers are back and want to kill or capture Talon. Is it revenge? Matica believes it is. But she thinks they have no right since she raised him from the egg, so he could become the majestic condor he meant to be.


‘What is it, Talon?’ Mira asked him, stroking him over his head, as he kept standing in front of her.
Talon grunted softly then very slowly he lifted his wings and enfolded her in his wings.
Bit by bit and hesitantly, as if Mira couldn’t believe what Talon was doing, her hands appeared around his body. She embraced him as well. Talon stretched out his head and laid it on her shoulder, enjoying it as much as she was. And then deep sobs could be heard from her. Then a muffled, ‘Oh Talon, that’s so wonderful. You do it again to me because you think, as well as I do, that the first time was way too short and too quick. Oh, I love you so much. Thank you for giving me that wonderful embrace. Thank you so very much. I love it. As Aikon said, I’m a condor now.’


Turning to head in the direction of where Mito said he and the others had seen and heard the poachers it suddenly became bedlam. Indians were running everywhere, yelling.
‘Poachers, the poachers are here!’
‘What happened with the ambush?’ Crayn asked to no one in particular, looking stunned at the oncoming wall of Indians. He shook his head, not believing what he saw then murmured, ‘They’re running away from the poachers instead of catching them. What are they doing?’
‘I think,’ Pajaro said sadly, seeing the situation and putting his hand on Crayn’s shoulder, ‘they must have followed me back. They must have thought I did not want to confront them. Now they are frightened without me, their leader. They have panicked and run away instead of waiting for them as I told them to do. They know the poachers have guns and that must have frightened them.’


By Raine Award Winning Authoron March 2, 2016Format: Kindle Edition The Talon series has been quite exciting to read and nice to follow the maturing of the young heroine Matica and also the comfort that the condors are finding amongst the villagers and vice versa.

This story of Talon, Encounter becomes quite exciting as the poachers return and the Indians inability to deal with them.

So interesting I did not wish to put the book down so I was a book worm for a coupe of days.

Praise goes to the wonderful imagination of the author Gigi Sedlmayer and thanks also for getting us involved in this ongoing series that is obviously bringing pleasure to us all. Thank you Gigi Sedlmayer.

By Steve Mannon January 4, 2016Format: Kindle Edition “Talon Encounter” has the most action of the Talon books. Most of it deals with the poachers (“you-know-who”). This includes a lot of gunplay, starting at the beginning when the poachers, Pete and Zed, start firing at the condors. There is a lot of brutal reality in this book, starting with Tamo getting shot in the wing. The personification continues also, with the condors “laughing” at the poachers, and having a seeming understanding of the English language.

I would qualify this as an adult book mainly because of the shooting, but also because of the kidnapping of Emilio towards the end. However, there is vindication at the end when the poachers get captured.

This is an excellent book, leaving the reader wanting more. Well done!

By Uvi Poznanskyon December 9, 2015Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase In TALON, ENCOUNTER (the fifth book of the Talon series) we meet Matica in yet a new adventure: war! It brings the challenges facing Matica to a new height. As if her predicament—her fate to never grow—were not enough, now she must find the courage, somehow, to resist the attacks of the poachers and protect her beloved Talon. To accentuate the danger of the poachers, they are not even mentioned by name. “If you see them, fly, fly away as fast as you can.”

The story starts on an agitated note that highlights the vulnerable nature of their flight: “Not only was she agitated , Talon was grunting nervously as well, shaking himself and flapping his wings irregularly, hardly flying straight. Matica had difficulty holding on…” After many twists and turns, the story ends with on a note of celebration, with the villagers standing around the pyre. “Matica had a long flight but when Talon brought her back, he flew off immediately again.”

The author provides an intimate knowledge of condors, crows and other animals, to the point they seem not only human but personable. When Tamo is wounded, he “looked pleading from one to the other, wondering why no one was helping him, as he had shown his wound to everyone.” This is such an endearingly familiar behavior… The series as a whole is a source of hope for all of us. It is a wonderfully uplifting lesson to teach our children, how to overcome fear, how to cope with the sense of being weak, and find ways to persevere against any and all adversities.

Five stars.

By DigitalBookI.on July 5, 2016Format: Kindle Edition Gisela, the way you wrote this book is fascinating. I enjoyed the creativity mixed with real events in your story.

By Kristin Kulaon April 4, 2016 Format: Paperback I have read all of Gig’s books and I’ve loved everyone of them. Talon, Encounter is wonderful. It kept me reading, kept me on the edge of my seat and I just loved reading it. poachers want to capture Talon, but Matica and Talon will not let that happen! The ending is satisfying the story will very well written and I really love this book.

Great job, Gigi! Well done!

-Kristin Kula, author of these books: http://www.amazon.com/Kristin-Kula/e/B00MSDNFVI/





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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3 Responses to TALON, ENCOUNTER, the fifth book in the Talon series

  1. Kev says:

    Love the review, Gigi! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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