City of Stars
City of Stars
City of Stars
Book No.
Publication Date
March 2005
Main Character
Talian Setting
Preceded By
Followed By

City of Stars is the second book in the Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman, and A Sting in the Tail is the corresponding short story[1].

...she saw behind him a miraculous creature that could have been the model of the horse in her hand. A beautiful coal-black foal with black feathery wings folded at its shoulders.

City of Stars, Chapter 1: Families


Georgia is an ordinary girl, living in London with her mother, stepfather and bully of a stepbrother and coping with the difficulties of growing up. But all that changes when she buys a tiny figurine in the form of a winged horse and suddenly finds herself swept up into the world of the Stravagante. Her talisman, the figurine, transports her to Remora the Talian parallel to Siena, Italy. There she meets Lucien, the Stravagante we first met in City of Masks and many other fascinating people who are in the midst of preparing for the Stellata, the city's annual horse race. Intrigue, romance, and the rare appearance of a true winged horse ensure an exciting adventure to rival the first in this captivating series.



Cover GalleryEdit

  • Original Cover
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  • Hardback without jacket
  • City of Stars, Thai cover
  • City of Stars, Ukrainian cover
  • City of Stars, German cover
  • City of Stars, German cover variant
  • City of Stars, French cover
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  • City of Stars, Slovenian cover
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  • City of Stars, Mexican cover
  • City of Stars, Israeli cover
  • City of Stars - Part One, Japanese cover
  • City of Stars - Part Two, Japanese cover
  • City of Stars, Chinese cover

The Series
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