Sky's talisman is an ornate and delicate blue glass bottle. Sky is propelled right into the midst of a deadly feud between the di Chimici and Nucci families, who think nothing of sliding a knife between a man's ribs for revenge.
Mary Hoffman is a bestselling children's author. She is the author of the picture book Amazing Grace which is an international bestseller and he Stravaganza sequence has sold over 180,000 copies and is published in 24 different languages. Mary has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize with The Falconer's Knot, also published by Bloomsbury. Mary is the editor of Armadillo, a children's review magazine. She has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire.