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Stravaganza: City of Swords

Stravaganza: City of Swords

The sixth title in the ever popular Stravaganza series

This title is currently reprinting with a due date: [to be advised]

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ISBN 9781408800508
Barcode 9781408800508
Published 1 September 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hoffman, Mary
Series Stravaganza
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781408800508
ISBN-10 1408800500
Stock Available
Status Reprinting
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publication Date 1 September 2012
International Publication Date 5 July 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hoffman, Mary
Series Stravaganza
Category Historical Fiction
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 301g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 278944

Description of this Book

Set in Fortezza (Lucca in our world), the Stravagante is Laura. Desperately unhappy, Laura has resorted to secretly self-harming. When she finds her talisman, a small silver dagger, she stravagates with it to Fortezza, where she meets her Stravagante, Abele, a soldier. But Laura also meets the charming and attractive Ludo, a Manoush, and falls for him. Their love for each other is tested when Ludo lays claim to the Principality of Fortezza, and Laura finds herself fighting on the side of the Stravaganti opposing him ...A thrilling tale filled with battles on the field and battles of the heart, that finishes with a long awaited wedding between two much loved characters.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for the Stravaganza sequence: Praise for City of Masks: 'A poignant, touching and exciting novel ... without doubt a masterwork of contemporary children's literature' Edgardo Zaghini, Booktrust Praise for City of Stars: 'A fabulous story of power, intrigue and flying horses. This is story-telling at its best' The Bookseller Praise for City of Flowers: 'I was barely allowed to finish it before my god-daughter snatched it away with breathless anticipation. It's so real! she drooled' Independent Praise for City of Secrets: 'An absolute triumph' The School Librarian Praise for City of Ships: 'A breathtaking time-travel story to a parallel world that's packed with non-stop action, pirates and drama ... it will electrify and delight. Intrigue, adventure,magic and excitement are the trademark ingredients for this series' Julia Eccleshare, www.Lovereading4kids.co.uk
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children's writer and critic. She is the author of the bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her Stravaganza sequence for Bloomsbury is very popular and has its own fan forum. Mary is also the author of The Falconer's Knot (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award and winner of the French Prix Polar Jeunesse 2009), Troubadour (shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Book Award) and most recently David, a rich and epic tale based upon the creation of Michelangelo's renowned statue of David. Mary lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire.To follow Mary's thoughts on books and writing, go to http://bookmavenmary.blogspot.com

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