City of Ships (Stravaganza)
by Mary Hoffman
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780747592532
Date: 01 March 2010 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Mary Hoffman's City of Ships is the fifth title in The Stravaganza Sequence that has been delighting readers for the last five years. This latest book is a trade paperback published by Bloomsbury.
"Set in Classe (Ravenna in our world), the Stravagante is Isabel, a younger twin by a matter of minutes. Her talisman is a pouch of silver mosaic tiles and she stravagates to Classe, where she is met by Flavia, a successful female merchant who trades spices, silks, tapestries, and whose son is an outcast and a pirate. Isabel finds that Classe and Bellezza are under threat from attack by the fierce Gate people. What can she do to help save the city? This is a thrilling story packed with action, pirates and drama."