Arena

Arena

by Karen Hancock
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Overview

Arena by Karen Hancock

A Repackaged Award Winner From Karen Hancock

Callie Hayes is living a life of fear and disillusionment when she volunteers for a psychology experiment that promises to turn her life around. As her orientation proceeds, Callie becomes frightened by the secrecy and evasion she encounters. When she demands to be released from the program, she is suddenly dropped into a terrifying alien world and into a perilous battle between good and evil. With limited resources and only a few cryptic words to guide her, Callie embarks on a life-changing journey. Will she decipher the plans the Benefactor has established for her escape, or will she succumb to the deception of the Arena?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441270641
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 529,261
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Karen Hancock won Christy Awards for each
of her first four novels--Arena, The Light of Eidon, The Shadow Within, and Shadow over Kiriath. She and her husband reside in Arizona. Visit her website at www.kmhancock.com.
Karen Hancock has won Christy Awards for each of her first four novels--Arena and the first three books in the Legends of the Guardian-King series, The Light of Eidon, The Shadow Within, and Shadow over Kiriath. She graduated from the University of Arizona with bachelor's degrees in biology and wildlife biology. Along with writing, she is a semi-professional watercolorist and has exhibited her work in a number of national juried shows. She and her family reside in Arizona.

For discussion and further information, Karen invites you to visit her website at http://karenhancock.com.

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Arena 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
TheAddLibrarian More than 1 year ago
I discovered Arena while shelving new fiction at my library. The cover looked interesting, but I would have blown right by it if I hadn’t seen the publisher on the back. Wait, Bethany House? That’s Christian fiction…? So I read it and the rest is pretty much history. I always loved Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings, but I didn’t realize that Christian Fantasy, Science Fiction or Allegory existed as a genre unto itself. (It’s called “Christian Speculative Fiction.” Read this interview for more information if you’re interested.) Arena opened up a whole new world for me. I discovered Kathy Tyers, Stephen Lawhead, Sharon Hinck, Chris Walley, and Donita K. Paul just to name a few. All wonderful authors, but Karen Hancock set a standard with Arena that, in my opinion, has yet to be matched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, Ive now read all of karens books to date. This book was science fiction/ lots of action, romance. Made u think outside the box . I liked this book the best! Well worth the time and money! What a talented writer..... cant wait till the next adventure p.s. this book wont let you put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book several years ago and decided to read it again. Im so glad i did. I couldnt put it down. Then i didnt want it to end. I would love for her to write a sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent extended metaphors combined with just the right of action and romance. Pure brillance!
iStella18 More than 1 year ago
"Arena" takes you on a journey through a supernatural world that leads Callie (main character) through mystical maze of choices and challenges, that is guaranteed to lead her to the truth - and change her life forever. My best friend lent me this book because she said the main character reminded her of me, and I am now honored to know this. I intend to order myself a copy as well, just because it is now my new favorite book, and will always be treasured in my heart. I suggest everyone read it. It'll take you on a roller coaster of emotions and is a wonderful read in all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is well written and incredibly interesting. The lessons that it shares are great reminders to me of how we are to walk in faith and how easy it is to get off track. I have read this book three or four times and am considering getting a copy for my nook even though there is a paper copy on my bookshelf
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Arena is AMAZING! You will not be able to put it down!! This is a great book for anyone who loves The Chronicles of Narnia or the Lord of the Rings. The imagery in this book is wonderful, you'll feel as if you're right there in the Arena with Callie and Pierce! Karen also has a great way of incorporating the gospel into her books. My only caution is, once you've read the Arena, you'll find that no other fiction book compares!
Ismael De La Rosa More than 1 year ago
I love the book once you start you cant stop reading, the story is great it take you out of this world. Im happy that they finally put this book for the nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent way to explain Christain Salvation and growth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have reread this book may times and enjoy it each and every time I do!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never read a book that's so full of allegory. This is a wonderful tale of perseverance and making good choices with a bit of suspense and romance mixed in. For those who enjoy fantasy novels, this is an excellent read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book when I was in my early teens, and I enjoyed it immensely. Over the course of several years it slipped to the back of my mind along with all those other good books that tend to accumulate there. About four years later I remembered the book, though I only remembered the plot and main character's name, and wanted to enjoy it again. It has taken another 3 years to track it down, but the wait was well worth it, it was as enjoyable as ever. Most everything about this book is captivating: its characters, its plot, even its setting, take on a life of their own. Even if you are not a follower of the christian maxims it is still an entrancing read. If you have a rainy afternoon to kill I would recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To be honest at first I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy reading this book, but as I continued to read and the story developed, I couldn't put it down. The style of Hancock's writing has a sense of repetitiveness to it, however, that I caught once or twice as I was reading. In the end I felt as if she could really paint a wonderful picture of the details in the Arena, almost as if allowing the reader to view things as she did herself. It was a great read - very captivating and hardly any 'boring spots' where the action slowed down. I'd reccomend this book to nearly everyone - so get it from somewhere and read it! You'll love it, I promise.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So this is what the arena looks like: <p> A giant stadium that can hold seven thousand dragons (the humans can squish in somewhere). It is made out of white stone with spots of crystals. At the front of the arena (the giant stand where all the seats are angled), Zorgagroz stands. Behind her, a giant pole sticks out of the ground. It is white with a sharp end, where a wooden ball is placed. A leader is selected to light the ball on fire every year. Zorgagroz will stand with her wings open and the selected dragoneirs will stand there under her wings. The selected leader to light the torch will fly in through a giant opening in the wall above where the audience are. The arena floor is covered in dust and some dragon's suveneirs range from a lost tooth all the way up to a dragonscale mat. Some of the dragoneirs may d<_>ie during the brutal fights.
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I had it in paperback, but loaned it out and was never returned so I bought it for my nook. It's light reading with believable characters and their short comings. It includes grace, forgiveness, danger and a little romance. I always end wanting to hear more ...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Callie signs up for an experiment at her college's psychology department, all she wants is some extra money. But things at the experiment get weird fast, and suddenly, she is in a foreign land and has bungled the handbook's first rule: do not leave the white path. She meets a strange, powerful yet haunted man named Pierce and his friends, all searching for a way out of the eerie, dangerous land that has held them captive for years. The story continues with perilous battles, dark revelations, amazing character developement, and tantalizing places of rest. In a mind-bending world where their only guide is a meagre pamphlet - or their own ideas - everyone is faced with hard decisions and a myriad of momentous choices, each of which brings them closer or farther from getting home. I loved the unique idea, original world, complex decisions, and perfectly-paced plot. The charters were memorable and realistic, and the romance was quite well done. Even more, I loved the message of trust, obeying when nothing makes sense, and the rewards of obedience. Karen Hancock has created a masterful, meaningful sci-fi that I am so glad to have read!
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