I imagine I am not the only person who, while enjoying all the books that Robin McKinley sends our way, wonders a little wistfully if we will ever be taken back to Damar (the world of The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown).
McKinley most recently went there in a lovely story in Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits, an anthology written with her husband, Peter Dickinson, and I have an unsubstantiated hope that the next anthology, Fire (which is in the works), will perhaps, maybe, have a Damar story.
It's not that McKinley didn't try. On her blog, she just posted the news that the manuscript of her first try at Damar book number 3 turned up, and she's put the beginning up on the site...
Postscript: While looking for a picture of Water, I came across the Australian covers, and was particularly struck by the differences in Dragonhaven: