Spartak has a new look–a photo rather than a drawing. He seems more real, contemplating the odds he faces to survive and triumph in the world we are creating for him. The state of American politics today makes his story more history than fiction. The re-designed cover is in preparation for the second book in the series, Chronicles of Spartak: Freedom’s Hope. It will be out January 16, 2018. The Golden Gate Bridge to his left, the Space Elevator above, Spartak emerges from the fog. Athlete. Warrior. Hero. Slave.