Talon, Encounter

Talon, Encounter

by Gigi Sedlmayer

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Talon, Encounter 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JeyranMain More than 1 year ago
Encounter is the fifth and final book in the Talon series. Talon, Tima, and Tamo are in danger as the poachers, Zed and Pete want to capture these birds and kill them. Matica is distraught and seeks the help of the Indian village leader. Things have changed from the first book. Matica used to be an outcast and now that she can fly with Talon, the Indians find her interesting and have accepted her. Pete and Zed dominate the story with their vicious plot and agenda towards these birds. The story is filled with action and drama as Matica sets her heart in, once again, protecting these birds. I found the novel to have a faster pace and more suspenseful feel to it, compared to the first book. I enjoyed the love spent for these animals and the way Matica had grown and matured. I admired the fact that even though she was psychically restricted, her determination was stronger than ever. The story had a small hidden reveal to it and the ending made you feel satisfied with the outcome. I believe the author has great potential in writing about similar genre stories. I recommend this book to bird lovers and anyone that enjoys a well-written story.
Jamztoma More than 1 year ago
Is this the Final Showdown between Talon and the Poachers? Talon #5: Encounter here is yet another score-bigger as it continues from the last book in this award-winning series about the disabled sandy-blonde Matica and her condor friends: Tamo (father), Tima (mother), and Talon (son). In this installment, the three birds and their human friends battle the ultimate enemy: the poachers Pete and Zed who are dead serious on shooting Talon down with their rifles and pistols. But thankfully, the birds know how to dodge their bullets and fight back with the help of Matica, her family, and the rest of the Peruvians of Pucara, Peru, the village they are staying at for doing God’s mission. I guess that is the reason for the title, Encounter: where Matica and her condor friends encounter the murderous but clumsy poachers. I forgot to mention in my reviews throughout the books for this series that Tamo, Tima, and Talon communicate in a way that Matica is able to understand and read which helps them a lot because they need each other for survival. Matica has a problem with her growth (height-wise) and this enables her to fly on Talon’s back and prevent the poachers from hurting Talon. This book is action-packed and a bit more serious than the other books because it involves a bit of gun violence and there is actually blood and poo (bird excrement). I would inform those who are against violence of any kind to consider this before getting to read this book. The good thing about it is that there are no murdered victims throughout the story. I do have to tell you enthusiastically that this book keeps you turning its pages due to the showdown that occurs in it and so I was hooked from the beginning until the end. If you have been following Matica and Talon’s story in this series, this book will not disappoint you. You will love the teamwork between the good guys of the story, you will appreciate the smartness of the condors, but if you are anti-violence and a G-rated reader, then you might want to read this book with caution and the least I can tell you is that there are no deaths so yeah. Again, the themes of Christianity and family are included so my recommendations in my reviews for the other four books in this series remain. All in all, this was an eventful and exciting read for this past week for me. Go ahead, add it to your ebook collection, you will thank me for saying so! Have a great weekend!
Lprice More than 1 year ago
In this episode, the poachers are back with the intent to kill Talon. They arrive sooner than expected and the police are not there to help the villagers, nor Matica and her family. The poachers have guns and the Indians are afraid. Several times they hold different people as hostage, but to no avail. The condors dive down and continue to attack them until they are defeated. Matica and her family, the villagers and their friends are all finally able to celebrate the freedom of the condors as well as the other animals of their land. I was satisfied with the ending of this book and maybe the possibility of another in the near future. Gigi's theme is the same throughout each of her books and that is what gives it the endearing qualities to make them truly remarkable. She shows how animals have feelings the same as humans do. They cry, laugh, are comical, embarrassed, ashamed, love to show off, hurt and feel pain. Matica and her family have faith in God and grow in courage as they experience these difficult situations that they must face. They realize how God has protected them when they prayed about it and after they learned how much more serious their predicaments could have been without his help. This book is perfect for all ages including adults. What a great gift to share! Give the whole series to some children this holiday season!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite In an interesting and adventurous story targeted at young adult readers, Talon: Encounter, the fifth book in the Talon series by author Gigi Sedlmayer, readers will again be taken on quite a journey. Continuing the story of Tamo, Timo and Talon as well as their protector, Matica, the narrative again leads the condors into the treacherous realm of the poachers who are willing to do anything to harm them. Our heroes know that they must capture and stop the poachers before they can do more harm than they already have, but it seems an almost impossible task. Will the condors be saved? You'll have to read the book to find out! I very much enjoyed Talon: Encounter. Author Gigi Sedlmayer has done a very good job in creating characters that her readers will be able to connect with, relate to, and care about, even though many of the characters are not human. If that isn't a hallmark of a good author, I'm not sure what is. The story is full of action, as well as positive underlying themes of the importance of protecting the environment, animals, and our natural resources, and the importance of protecting and caring for our friends. Both young adults and their parents will appreciate this book. I am pleased to recommend Talon: Encounter for any young adult reader looking for a good, adventurous read. I look forward to seeing what author Gigi Sedlmayer has in story for her readers next. She is a very promising new voice in the genre of young adult fiction!
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Talon, Encounter by Gigi Sedlmayer is the fifth book of the Talon series. What can I say but it continues just as great as the other four. Gigi has a way of writing that is unbelievable. It's hard to say which book was hit out of the ballpark but from what I have read I have to say she has done it five times. Way to go Gigi!! In this book, Matica and her condor friend have to fight off poachers again. This is another great action packed story of courage, compassion and thoughtfulness. I don't want to tell what is all in it, you need to get the book and find out. You won't be sorry at all. Again, I gave Gigi 5 stars and it deserves more. I highly recommend this book to all and I now wait for more fantastic books from Gigi Sedlmayer.
AvidReader2015 More than 1 year ago
Matica and Talon facing danger, facing fear
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Talon, Encounter Cover Art: Eye-Catching I’ve just finished Gigi Sedlmayer’s fifth novel in the ‘Talon’ series -Talon, Encounter, and I must say it’s an inspiring piece of work indeed! Teaches a very good lesson in compassion and thoughtfulness. Highly recommend. More amazing books by Ms Sedlmayer (the 'TALON' series) Talon, Come Fly with Me Talon, On the Wing Talon, Flight for Life Talon, Connected Review by children's author of: 'Lulu's Green Luge'