Ok, I have been waiting for this book since 2004!!!
Finally, it has a September 2011 release date!
What is it?
Abarat: Absolute Midnight
by Clive Barker
No, of course they haven't given us cover art yet (what you see above are the covers to book 1 and 2)... why would they do a silly thing like that. :(
I've heard it's going to be a very black cover, though.
Back to the point though, I've been waiting for this book, which is number 3 in the series, since 2004! I was beginning to think it would never be made... although sadly, there are still 2 more in the series after that, but hopefully those ones will have 2 year printing gaps (like the first two did) and not 7 year gaps.
The series is really amazing... and don't be turned off by the main character's name (and it's truly stupid... her name is Candy Quackenbush)... keep reading. It gets to be elaborate, amazing and very dark, ala Clive Barker's usual style. PLUS the books are peppered with amazing paintings by Barker himself, representing the characters and events that take place in the book.
Check them out, they're worth the read, and worth the wait.
As aggravating as that wait may be.