City of Ships Paperback
by Mary Hoffman
Part of the Stravaganza series
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? A thrilling story packed with action, pirates and drama.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/03/2010
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780747592532
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Review by Floratina
READ IN DUTCH<br/><br/>When I finally found this book last year in the library, I was curious. I really liked the first books in the series, but also felt it started to drag a bit.<br/><br/> <br/><br/>I was a bit disappointed. It was not a bad book, but it felt like there was a lot of repetition in this book. At this point in the story there are so many people travelling back and forth that it's in one way or another both complicated and easy. It's hard to keep track of everyone, and just how they it in the story, but on the other hand, they have so many people helping out now, that it feel simple.<br/><br/>I've now only one book to go, so I'll definitely go and read that one as well, just to finish the series.