City of Masks - Stravaganza (Paperback)
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City of Masks - Stravaganza (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 07/07/2008
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Set in Talia, a parallel world very similar to 16th-century Italy, the narrative follows Lucien, who in our world is very ill. Given a marbled notebook to use as a diary, the notebook is the unexpected means that transports Lucien to this dangerous new world; a world that thrills to the delight of political intrigue and where a life can be snuffed out with a flash of a merlino blade. The city of Bellezza (Venice in our world) is astonishingly evoked, with a filmic eye to detail, from the sensuousness of silks and velvets, to the thrill and danger of assassination attempts both and foiled and successful. The world of Talia is unforgettably and convincingly real.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747595694
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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'City of Masks is a poignant, touching and exciting novel, difficult to put down. This is one of the best time-slip stories that I have read in recent years. Without doubt a masterwork of contemporary children's literature' Edgardo Zaghini, Children's Literature Officer, Booktrust 'One of the most exciting adventures I've read in years' Wendy Cooling, Best Books for Christmas in the Children's Bookseller 'The writing has a rich, lyrical quality and the plot is hugely imaginative' Waterstone's Guide to Kid's Books

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“Absolutely addictive.”

I'm in love with Renaissance Talia, Lucien, Arianna, basically everyone, except the Di Chimici! AHH. It's wonderful and anyone who says that authors of teen literature cannot write have this to contend with,... More

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“Thoroughly enjoyed!!!”

I really thought that this was a great book! I just love the whole of the story and the whole concept is brilliant!! It's one to deffinatly read!

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“utterly brilliant, life changing & breath taking”

a somewhat complicated story line is beautifully executed to create a magical and intriguing plot, that calls out to anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping a mundane or miserable life, in exchange for love, drama and... More

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