Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle—disguised and alone—to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart.
Hardcover, 576 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by DialPre-Order it here.
I am dying for this book. I just recently read Graceling; but I loved it so so so much. Extremely excited to see what happens next :) Even though this will be Bitterblue's story, Po and Katsa will still be in it :D I just need so much more of them. <3 I adored Graceling and Fire so much. I love the world the books are set in, and I can't wait to read Bitterblue. I also really love the writing. Oh, I have no patience. I don't think I'll be able to wait until May for this book.. I NEED it. Like really, really, really need it. <3
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