Ronie Kendig has had a fantastic time writing about our military canine heroes in her A Breed Apart series. In fact, she says the second volume, Talon: Combat Tracking Team, is probably her favorite story she’s ever written. “One thing that quickly became evident in my research for Talon,” the author says, “is that these four-legged heroes are no less prone to combat related trauma than their handlers. The parallel journeys of the hero, Dane, and Talon, the tracking dog, created an unintentional, organic beauty.”

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2013 issue of FamilyFiction Edge digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!

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