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Title: TALON: FLIGHT FOR LIFE
Author: Gigi Sedlmayer
Publisher: Aurora House
Genre: Young adult
Matica and her family are planning a holiday in Australia. She and her father travel to Cajamarca to organize supplies and air tickets. Although she misses her condors on the walk to the city, she sees wondrous scenery, rain forest, animals and birds.
On their walk, disaster strikes. Her father is seriously injured on the way home after being bitten by a huge spider and contracts a high fever. Not knowing what to do, Matica calls to her condors for help. The wait until they arrive is the hardest thing she has ever had to endure.
Journey with Matica through her adventures, laughter and tears. Enjoy the feeling of friendship, love and camaraderie between Matica and her condors, Talon, Tamo and Tima.
Fans of Ms. Sedlmayer won't want to miss this third book in the series, TALON: FLIGHT FOR LIFE. It is interesting reading about a girl who flies on the birds and who is best friends with them. I at first wondered why going with her family on vacation was even an issue for Matica, but then I understood it was about leaving her beloved birds. It was sweet that the birds loved her as much as she loved them.
TALON: FLIGHT FOR LIFE still has point of view issues (even the condor's) and passive writing, but most young readers won't mind that. A bit on the long side at 422 pages, but a bargain at $4.95 Kindle, and $17.06 print.