Flight for life is the third book of the Talon series. In the previous book, we learn that Matica suffers from an illness that prevents her from growing. Her physical form is about the size of a two-year-old, but mentally she is 9. Her parents move from Australia to Peru where this little girl has to face discrimination and abuse from the Peruvian Indians. They see her as evil and refuse to have her near the other children.
Things have changed after the birds become Matica’s wings. People in the village are more receptive towards her, and even her parents are becoming acceptable towards the situation. The adventure continues with the beautiful picturesque descriptive nature of the author’s writing, producing this wonderful book of self-discovery and love for animals. This fantasy world has nothing short of being an incredible tale of a little girl and her journey with these birds.
In the third book, Matica has to decide to travel with her father for supplies. The trip to Cajamarca means that she has to say goodbye to her birds, temporarily. Aikon, Matica’s brother, also shines in the third book. He also loves animals and has a chicken friend named Elsa. Matica and her father encounter many exciting incidents while they pass through and back from the forest, creating this epic tale of adventure. Matica is once again, fantastic with her personality continuously growing and maturing.
The literature is very well written. The content has a nice pace and flow to it. There are no sudden jumps or annoying twists of tales making you wonder where that originated from. The author remains to produce quality stories that are inspirational and beautiful to read.
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.