Wow! Talon: The Windwalker Archive had my attention within the first few pages. The writing is fluid and flows well. The story is engaging and evokes emotion from the reader throughout. The
story of Talon takes place in a mythical world where the cast system is alive and well. I have always been fascinated by cultures that are open and honest about the cast system.
Throughout the story we see Talon struggle with the way others are treated. He knows it’s wrong but he also knows if people try to change it there was be massive devastating fallout.
The characters are well developed in the story. I was able to connect and feel what they felt through the writing. I love it when a book can evoke emotion out of you. However, it was labeled as a young adult book. Some of the scenes can be a tad gory. Like the one where the baby is killed, I don’t think some kids have the coping skills or understanding to process this. Each child is different and I am sure some teens could deal with the graphic scenes but that is for each parent to decide.
Talon: The Windwalker is an easy read. You will be engaged and captivated by the story. But I would suggest you read the book yourself before you give it to your child. That way if they are disturbed with some of the scences you will have the information to talk it through with them. Or if once you’ve read the book you can decide to not approve it for your child to read if you know it is too much for them.