Besides being wife and mother, I am a keeper of hounds and a watercolor artist (yes, the paintings on this site are mine). I have raised chickens, turkeys and goats, made apple cider, hiked the Grand Canyon in a day, snowshoed three times into the Sierra Nevada's Desolation Wilderness (encountering blizzards two times), managed a stable of sixty horses, worked at Steward Observatory as an artist and in the Biology Department at the University of Arizona as a keeper of rats, mice and frogs for experiments. I have cleaned oil spill off scores of seabirds so they could be re-released, nursed a sparrow and a red-tailed hawk back to health, and lost a snake in the couch. I play tennis, walk, journal, sketch and am teaching myself how to make books. I love to read, and I watch a lot of movies and I drive my friends and family crazy with my analysis and discussion of both categories. I am completely captivated by stories and words, especially in their function of communicating the truths of life. Most of all, I love Bible Class.
She has much to offer!| Posted August 26, 2009
This authoress has completely impressed me! I enjoy her books so much! I own all of them and have read them multiple times.
Arena is her first book. This book is a great science fiction read. It reminds one of Pilgrims Progress and the Matrix, and even the film I am Legend. You'll have to read it to know what I'm talking about.
The Legend of the Guardian King series was her second project. It is four books in all, The Light of Eiden, The Shadow Within, Shadow Over Kiriath, and The Return of the Guardian King. All four books are deeply moving and completely enthralling. Karen Hancock's writing gets progressively better throughout her writing career. These books may remind you somewhat of J.R.R. Tolkien's work or C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series. I, myself, can honestly say after reading her series she is just as good as those previously mentioned authors.
Her latest book recently came out, The Enclave. After reading the Legends of the guardian King series I was expecting a much worse book, because how could she possibly write a book to equal that series!? However the Enclave was an amazing book! I could not put it down! It was more along the lines of the Arena as to the plot ( although completely different) and a very intellectually stimulating read. I enjoyed it ever so much!
I can only say good things about Karen Hancock and recommend her highly.