City of Stars (Stravaganza #2)
Sequel to City of Masks, the setting is again Talia, the parallel world very similar to 16th-century Italy, but the main character in this book is Georgia - who has a love of horses. She is desperate to buy a little, dusty winged horse that has appeared in a local antique shop. This tiny, winged horse proves to be the talisman that transports Georgia right into the rivalries and the high-octane excitement of the hugely competitive Stellata horse race. Mary Hoffman proved herself a mistress of a narrative tour-de-force with City of Masks and this sequel will not disappoint. Fans will be thrilled too that favourite characters from the first book, such as Lucien and Arianna, again appear.
Striking new jacket look will reinvigorate the series Fantastic website to entice readers - www.stravaganza.co.uk Shortlisted for the WH Smith teenage award
'If you enjoyed STRAVAGANZA: CITY OF MASKS then you will love returning to Talia in this exciting sequel. Featuring a flying horse, a fast and furious horse race, kidnapping and much intrigue, this is a great adventure' Grainne Cooney, Bookseller Teenage Reading Choice
Mary Hoffman is a bestselling children's author and reviewer. She is the author of the picture book Amazing Grace, which is an international bestseller. The Stravaganza sequence has sold over 180,000 copies and the series has since gone on to sell in over 24 different countries. Mary is also the editor of Armadillo, a children's review magazine. She was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize with her novel The Falconer's Knot. She has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire.