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City of Masks - Mary Hoffman
City of Masks
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780747595694 (0747595690)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
Series: Stravaganza (#1)
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The Fault in Our Blogs
The Fault in Our Blogs rated it
3.0 City of Masks
I remember really, really enjoying this book when I first read it at age 12. It kind of blew my mind, and I was so excited that I recommended it to a couple of friends.... who started to read but quickly came to the conclusion that this was an awful book, and they told me so. It was a little scarrin...
Dakkar
Dakkar rated it
4.0 Stravaganza - La città delle maschere
Lucien è un ragazzo malato di cancro, costretto a letto dalla malattia e dagli effetti della chemio. Il padre spesso distante inizia a parlare con lui di Venezia, una città sul mare e di cui Lucien si innamora. Una notte dopo essersi addormentato, si ritrova in quella che sembrerebbe Venezia, ma in ...
nataliya
nataliya rated it
3.0 'City of Masks' by Mary Hoffman
Cute. That a the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this book. Cute and mostly harmless. Adorable and sweet, but unfortunately just not too memorable. Like a decent fast food meal, it's satisfying but not too nutritious.This is a story of a teenage boy dying from cancer in contemporary E...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
5.0 City Of Masks
I read this book about seven years ago, and when I was younger it was one of my favourites. I read this first book almost as an accident as I only found out about it, when I saw it sitting in one of my friends bags while she was taking it home again after another friend had borrowed it. I asked if I...
TaylorCaitlin
TaylorCaitlin rated it
City of Masks is the story of fifteen year old cancer patient, Lucien who has the power to use his magical time traveling notebook to enter a parallel universe when he sleeps. There, he becomes Luciano in sixteenth century pseudo-Venice in a city called Bellazza where he finds adventures, new friend...
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