Georgia loves horses and hates Russell, her step-brother. It seems Russell's main aim is to make Georgia miserable, whereas all Georgia wants to do is to go horseriding whenever she can get the opportunity - and to avoid Russell. When Georgia finally saves up enough money to buy the little model of a winged horse she has admired in an antiques shop window, she knows she has to keep it well out of Russell's way in case he realises it is important to her. But what Georgia doesn't know is that the little horse offers her an escape to another world and another time, that of sixteenth-century Remora, a city that is similar to Siena in Italy, but that has evolved quite differently...Sequel to the acclaimed Stravaganza: City of Masks, readers will once again be bewitched by the dangerous, treacherous world of Talia. Filled with romance, a touch of magic and fiercely clashing loyalties, Georgia will have to work out her role in this exhilarating yet at times terrifying new world.
Mary Hoffman is a best-selling children's author and reviewer. She is the author of the picture book 'Amazing Grace' which is an international best-seller. Her first novel for Bloomsbury, 'Stravaganza: City of Masks' sold over 85,000 hardback copies pre-publication. She is a complete afficionado of Italy, and spends as much time as she can there - all her love for Italy has been infused into the Stravaganza series. She is currently doing an Italian literature course. Mary is also the editor of Armadillo, a children's revew magazine. She has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in Carterton, outside Oxford.