Stravaganza: City of Secrets
by Mary Hoffman
Cover Artist: Larry Rostant
Bloomsbury USA Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781599902029
Date: 24 June 2008 List Price $17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Set in Talia, a parallel-world version of Italy, the Stravaganza series combines Renaissance court intrigue with time travel, subterfuge, romance, and revenge. In this new story arc, we meet Matt, a painfully dyslexic and insecure boy (despite a beautiful and clever girlfriend!). Matt has just discovered that he is a Stravagante - someone capable of traveling between two worlds. A leather-bound book transports Matt from our world to Talia, where he meets Luciano. Luciano has killed the head of the powerful di Chimici family in a duel, and has gone into hiding. The di Chimici are on the verge of making a terrifying breakthrough into our world, and it will fall to Matt, Luciano, and the other Stravaganti to stop them….
(Source: Bloomsbury USA)