Connected is the fourth book in the Talon Series. Matica and her village are getting along very long. The village elder Pajaro tells her something that changes her life on her 11th birthday. The poachers are back wanting to steal bird eggs and so the life of her beloved birds are again at risk. There are a lot more incidents happening in the fourth book for Matica and it has a much more mature take on things.
The story has a strong message embedded within its tale and that is the connection we all have to one another. There is also a hint of romance between Marica and Amos, a young boy from the tribe, which was nice. I loved how the story demonstrated the reality of things we face today. The fact that our lands and nature are always threatened by people that only seek beneficial gain for themselves is another message this book provides to its reader.
The literature standard and the flow of content was superbly done. The author is consistent with her style of writing and her beautiful descriptive nature in storytelling. The birds shape Matica’s personality and the love she has for these animals is wonderful to see.
I recommend this book to young adult readers, bird lovers and fantasy fans.
Written by Jeyran Main
This review was kindly requested by Gigi Sedlmayer.