I love both of the previous books and have been waiting ages for Bitterblue. It is great to know the wait is not too much longer!
Bitterblue will be released on May 1, 2012 in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand... etc!
Publisher's weekly shared some details about the novel below...
"The novel, which has an announced first printing of 200,000 copies and clocks in at a hefty 576 pages, picks up eight years after Graceling,with Bitterblue now 18 and the reigning queen of Monsea. Cashore says the story constitutes more of a companion than a strict sequel. Graceling fans, however, will likely be thrilled to learn that the heroine of that book – the different-colored-eyed Katsa – returns in Bitterblue, as does her lover, Po.
Other characters from Graceling appear, too, most notably (and unavoidably, since he is Bitterblue’s father), the nefarious King Leck, the only character who appears in both Graceling and Fire." (source)
576 pages and it has Katsa and Po in it!! Yay! This book is at the top of my pre-order list for next year. Can't wait!