Yesterday I got two boxes full of Enclave Publishing’s hardcover version of Arena with a new cover design. I love it! I love that they’re hardcovers, love the heft, and the size, the colors of the jacket, and I’m sort of blown away by the “20th Anniversary Edition” notation at the top of the front cover. Has it really been that long?
In honor of this resurrection, I’d like to do a giveaway of one signed copy to one my readers: Everyone who comments on this post gets an entry, but only one gets a book. 😉
Love it! I’d LOVE a copy. You’re one of my favorite authors!
Congratulations! I’ve got mine pre-ordered. I remember when it first came out—it was the first good Christian fantasy-sci-fi I’d read in years.
Congratulations! Looks awesome!. Was just about to start my 6th re-reading of my paperback copy of “Arena”. Would love to receive that hardcover. Thanks for the “Light of Eidon” series as well, Karen.
Congrats! Very excited to reread this again, and really love the cover!
20 years? Wow! How could that possibly be??!! That is quite the accomplishment. Happy 20th anniversary and mega-congratulations to you! The new cover is fantastic. May this “born-again” version of the book have great success.
AHHHHH!! I’ve had my original copy of ARENA almost since it first released … It is one of my all-time favorite novels. THANK YOU for a chance to win a SIGNED copy!!!
Eep! I can’t wait to have this book on my shelf! The new cover is soo perfect.
I’m so happy for you! Looking forward to reading your book again.
I first read this book when I was in high school and supposed to be studying for exams….. I’ve read it over many times since and still have the original book that I am passing on to my son to read. I love this book and the memories that I have with it. I look forward to passing it on. Thank you for your writing!
I love the cover, and no, cannot believe it’s been 20 years! Looking forward to reading Arena again.
Count me in! In the meantime, happy Easter and He is risen!
My daughter read this book and told me how much she enjoyed it. She kept after me to read it, so eventually I did. Wow. I enjoyed it so much that I believe that I’ve purchased / read everything you have written. Althought I love “Arena”, my absolute favorites are the books in the “Legends of the Guardian-King” series. If I win, I’d give this hard copy of “Arena” to my daughter.
I love the new cover. Arena is on my 20 lifetime favorite books list. Glad to see they are bringing it out in hardcover. Are you working on any new books or have you stopped writing?
I’ve enjoyed them all, but Enclave has had the bigger impact because of the discussion and implications of scientism. They all have faith in something.
Arena is one of those books that I revisit, often every year. When I worked with youth, it was a favorite add on to graduation gifts. I remember how striking it was when I first read it, it was like a modern day Pilgrims Progress to me. May it continue to bless many more and draw them to the truth of Christ in the next 20 years and beyond!
I love this cover! I have already pre-ordered, but would love to have a signed copy! I know some friends that could be gifted my pre-order I win. Arena is always in my top 10 list and it opened up a whole new world of Christian Speculative fiction for me. Thank you for writing it, I’m so glad to see this hardcover version published!
Congratulations! How exciting this must be for you!
I am so excited for this book! It has been my absolute favorite book from the day I first read it. I’ve read it at least 10 times, have a bookish tattoo from it, and even wrote a screenplay for it (for school, with your permission). This story has simply meant the world to me. Thank you for writing it!
Yay! This is so exciting! I absolutely love this book. I love rereading it. It’s like visiting with an old friend. Congrats on 20 years!
Ahh, so exciting! I hope I’ll get to read this
This book deserves all the anniversary parties! Congratulations!
This is one of my all-time favorite books! I’ve read it several times.
This is so cool! Arena is probably my favorite book of all time with your Legends of the Guardian King series a close second.
Congratulations! Arena is one of my all-time faves! I am so happy that Enclave is publishing an anniversary edition hardcover! My preorder copy has already shipped (woohoo!), but I wouldn’t mind a signed copy for my collection! I would gift my extra copy to a friend.♥️