Friday, July 24, 2009

CFBA presents THE ENCLAVE by Karen Hancock

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Enclave
(Bethany House - August 1, 2009)
Karen Hancock


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.


When Lacey McHenry accepts a prestigious research fellowship at the world-renowned Kendell-Jakes Longevity Institute, she sees it as a new start on life. But a disturbing late-night encounter with an intruder leads to an unexpected cover-up by Institute authorities, and she soon realizes there's more going on than she ever imagined.

She finds a supporter in genetics researcher Cameron Reinhardt. However, Reinhardt is a favorite of the Institute's director, and she can't help wondering if he, too, is in on the cover-up. The brilliant but absentminded researcher turns out to have his own secrets, some of them dark and deadly.

The Enclave is characterized by adventure, intrigue, spiritual analogy, and romance, all set in an unusual but fully realized world--one that may have its foundations on earth but which, the more one learns of it, doesn't seem much like the earth we know at all.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of The Enclave, go HERE


The Enclave is a big book. Coming in at just under 500 pages (492, to be exact) it might seem daunting at first glance. But it's a journey well worth taking.

The Kendall-Jakes Longevity Institute is state of the art. Full of cutting-edge technology and the best scientific minds in the world, the Institute is dedicated to exploring the mysteries of DNA and human genetics. But something's gone wrong.

And then there's the titular Enclave. Since it's not mentioned in the book blurb, I don't want to spoil any surprises. Suffice it to say, the folks who live in the Enclave are sequestered, knowing nothing of the Institute. But that's about to change.

In The Enclave, Karen Hancock has created not one, but two futuristic environments. It's only a matter of time before these worlds collide. When they do, will it be the end of mankind as we know it, or the start of a bright new future?

This is one of those books that's most fun when you don't know anything more than the back cover blurb. For that reason, I don't want to say a lot and ruin any surprises. I can say that Hancock has just gone on my "authors to watch" list. If you like suspenseful stories that make you think, take a trip to The Enclave. It's definitely worth your time.

1 comment:

HollyMag said...

Thanks for the review. Sounds like an intriguing book. And THANK YOU for not giving too much away!