Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Extract from the fourth novel in the Talon series

In the next split second before they would collide with the poachers, or whatever Tamo, Tima and Talon plant to do, Matica remembered something her mother had told her a while ago after her mother had said a quick prayer that Jesus should always protect her and the condors: “We do not understand God’s way. Often when we pray it turns out to be com...
pletely different, as you have expected it to be. But God is there, no matter where we are, no matter how fare we travel in any one of billion directions, God is there. Even more astounding is that the God of heaven and earth revolves this universe around you! You are more valuable to Him than all the brilliance of His creation. You are the lost coin of great value, the reason for His love and affection.”

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Extract from the fourth novel in the Talon series

Talon and Tima stood beside Tamo now, bending down to watch the blood dripping from Tamo’s right wing and slowly made a puddle in the dirt. But Matica, shocked, frozen and holding her mouth with her hand, could only look at the dripping blood with horrified, wide-open eyes.
Mira, with the first-aid kit in her hand, stood perplexed and so she was ...
rooted to the ground, didn’t move to help Tamo or could try to stop the bleeding.
Tamo looked from one to the other, wondering that no one was helping him, since he showed his wound to everyone. He closed his eyes and grunted softly to get his attention then he looked at Mira, knowing that she would be the one helping him. But Mira still didn’t move, stood stunned, or even gave a sign that she was still alive.

Review for the second book in the Talon series


In Talon On The Wing, ten – year – old Matica is still very small even though she has grown just a little. Since she is still small, she can fly on Talon’s back!

In the second book of the Talon series, you can join Matica and Talon as they soar over the mountains with Matica. You can feel the wind blowing through your hair as well as the raindrops hitting your face. Get caught in a storm and crash into mountain with Matica and Talon.

I highly recommended Talon On The Wing. This book is a very entertaing story. The author does a wonderful job of showing how a disabled child can have his or her adventures.

To learn more about Gigi Sedelmayer and Talon On The Wing visit her website at: https://www.writerspotal.org/Gigi.

Thursday, 23 August 2012


Wow, my first novel in the Talon series, TALON, COME FLY WITH ME is listed here in Kindle Mojo. Check it out


Scoll down and you will find it.

Monday, 20 August 2012

The Talon series

The Talon series is about Talon, the condor and his best friend Matica. While she was rejected by the local Indians in Peru she befrieds a pair of condors. Talon is their offspring.
The stories are about her rejection, her hope, her courage, her inspiraton and her adventure.
How she is overcoming all obsticles. And she is winning. She will be loved where she was hated before. Matica is the star.

Sunday, 5 August 2012


Nine-year-old blond Matica, trapped in a body the size of a two year old, lives in a remote village on a dry plateau in the Andes of Peru. She moved here with her Australian missionary and schoolteacher parents when she was five years old. From the beginning she faced cruel rejection from the local Indians so wouldn’t accept her into their community or allow her...
to play with their children. Lonely Matica explores the plateau for entertainment.

With patience and a sense of adventure she befriends a pair of condors and names them Tamo and Tima. A strong bond and love develops between them.

Having an egg, Tamo and Tima try to fight off a couple of poachers but they succeed in stealing their egg from its ledge. Tamo, hurting one badly drives them away and the poachers had to leave the egg laying on a rock when they flee. Being unable to bring it back to the ledge, Tamo and Tima make it clear to Matica to take care of the egg.

On Matica’s tenth birthday, the condor fledgling ‘Talon’ hatches. The book then describes in detail how Matica helps Talon grow into the majestic bird he was meant to be.

Two months after confidently flying, the unbelievable amazing thing happens. What Matica had dreamed of ever since she first befriended the condors, actually unfolds. That changes her life so completely that she can now see a positive side to her handicap. The Indians then fully accept the new Matica into their community.

This is the beginning of a time of incredible adventures with Talon and Matica, which is carried on in subsequent Talon books.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Review by Karen Vaughan


An amazing story of a little girl with a disability who befriended and trained condors and raised their baby. Matica has a growth impediment. She and her family live in Peru. The Indians don’t understand her disability and either tease her or shun her altogether. This keeps up until she saves the condors egg from poachers. She is deemed a hero and suddenly accepted by the villagers. Matika raises the baby condor to the amazement of the Peruvian Indians and her parents.

Gisela Sidlemayer weaves a tale so compelling that it is hard to put down. TALON, COME FLY WITH ME will appeal to children and adults alike. I enjoyed the story immensely and await a sequel. She personifies the large birds so that the other characters can communicate with them. It is brilliant writing and give this story

5 condor talons.