FANDOM


City of Masks
City of masks new edition
Title
City of Masks
Book No.
1
Publication Date
September 2002
Pages
352 pages
Main Character
Talian Setting
Preceded By
N/A[1]
Followed By
ISBN
1-58234-917-7


City of Masks is the first book of the Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman. Lucien Mulholland is the main character. A Talian Tale is the corresponding short story for City of Masks.[2] It takes place during the year 1577[3].

...he felt Dad slip the little notebook into his hand.
And he began to dream of a city floating on the water, laced with canals, and full of domes and spires...

City of Masks, Chapter 1: The Marriage with the Sea

SynopsisEdit

Lucien is very sick: he struggles just to sit up in bed, plagued with exhaustion brought on by the treatment for his cancer. But a mysterious gift from his father changes all that. Whenever Lucien holds the beautiful Italian journal, his mind is swept away to an enchanting Venice-like city called Bellezza while his earthly body sleeps peacefully. During his many visits to the city, which become more and more real, Lucien learns that he is a Stravagante, capable of traveling between two worlds. But as his body begins to follow his mind to this other world, there is always the chance that Lucien may be caught on the other side of time and not be able to return. The first of six incredible adventures to this land of Italian enchantment in Stravaganza.

ContentsEdit

CharactersEdit

Cover GalleryEdit

  • Original cover, first edition
  • Uncorrected proof copy cover
  • Original cover, variant
  • Hardback without the jacket cover
  • Newer Cover
  • City of Masks, Original Thai cover
  • City of Masks, Variant Thai cover
  • City of Masks, Ukrainian cover
  • City of Masks, German cover
  • City of Masks, Variant German cover
  • City of Masks, Spanish cover
  • City of Masks, French cover
  • City of Masks, Mexican cover
  • City of Masks, Icelandic cover
  • City of Masks, Slovenian cover
  • City of Masks, Polish cover
  • City of Masks, Portuguese cover
  • City of Masks, Variant Portuguese cover
  • City of Masks, Variant Portuguese cover
  • City of Masks, Danish cover
  • City of Masks, Israeli cover
  • City of Masks - Part One, Japanese cover
  • City of Masks - Part Two, Japanese cover
  • City of Masks, Indonesian cover
  • City of Masks, Chinese cover
  • City of Masks, Romanian cover


The Series
Books
City of Masks · City of Stars · City of Flowers · City of Secrets · City of Ships · City of Swords
Short Stories
A Talian Tale · A Sting in the Tail · An Impossible Task · Sugar Fox · The Fourth Wise Man · Under the Walls

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  • The cover of City of Masks was changed
  1. This is the first book in the series so it is not preceded by anything
  2. stravaganza.co.uk
  3. City of Masks

The Series
Books
City of Masks · City of Stars · City of Flowers · City of Secrets · City of Ships · City of Swords
Short Stories
A Talian Tale · A Sting in the Tail · An Impossible Task · Sugar Fox · The Fourth Wise Man · Under the Walls

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.