Talon, Windsong

Young Adult - Adventure
400 Pages
Reviewed on 07/03/2021
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Windsong is a work of fiction in the adventure genre and is the sixth installment in the Talon series of books. It is aimed at young adult readers and was penned by Gigi Sedlmayer. The book continues the adventures of Matica and her companion Talon after defeating the poachers of the previous instalments. With a trip away looming, Talon leads Matica on more adventures into the wilderness to ease her anxiety about what the trip could mean for her and her disability. With a puma defending her cubs only the tip of the iceberg, the adventures they share will mean more to Matica than ever before.

This is the latest volume in a well-established series about a disabled young girl and the condor she raised from an egg. The Talon series is a wonderful and uplifting set of books in which Matica and Talon explore their native Peru and experience the wonders of the world they live in. I was interested in the turmoil Matica experiences at the prospect of having her disability treated during the trip to Australia. Having not just managed her disability but found experiences that she couldn’t have had without it, Gigi Sedlmayer's character challenges the perception that a reader may have about disabilities being something that the people who have them are desperate to be rid of. Windsong is a marvelous story that children and adults can enjoy, with the beautiful backdrop of the Andes providing the canvas on which the story is painted. I’d happily recommend this book to all readers.