Chronicles of Spartak


Fighting to restore the America of legend, Spartak Jones becomes one. By 2116, the war between the ruling elites is now full frontal and the seventeen-year-old has become its celebrity warrior and icon for an America that used to be. Kidnapped and taken as a trophy slave just a year ago, he remains his own man, willing to use his looks and other talents to survive and triumph. The liberal underground promotes his wholesome yet swashbuckling image to build support for democracy even while others plot for his destruction. Love may be his greatest weapon.

Is he a pawn or hero? How much evil is acceptable if you believe your cause is just? From the Space Elevator, 22,000 miles above the earth, Spartak and Zinc McClain, scion of the nation’s richest family, launch an audacious scheme to thwart a religious war and a military coup.

Fast-paced, disturbing, heretical, uplifting, and ultimately romantic, the novel weaves science fiction, fantasy, politics and a strapping hero telling his own story.

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A riveting tale with a powerful political undercurrent. One gifted young man, sold into slavery, ignites a revolution.

By the year 2115, twelve families control all wealth in America, the middle class is myth, democracy a con game and the Supreme Court has just legalized a new entertainment and status option for the bored elite—human bondage. Spartak Jones, an Olympic bound gymnast, is kidnapped, sold and forced to become the first legal slave since the Civil War, a trophy birthday present for the eldest son of the richest family. Targeted for his physical beauty and athletic talents, the teenager is not shy about using them to survive and protect his family.

When a war erupts within the ruling class, he proves himself a lethal warrior, fearless, resourceful and photogenic. His swashbuckling exploits awaken a long dormant liberal underground hungry to restore democracy. In a world both familiar and horribly twisted, Spartak becomes a symbol of hope, a flesh and blood icon for an American that used to be and might be again, if he can survive.

Dark, twisted, dystopian, uplifting, and romantic—Chronicles of Spartak: Rising Son delivers a 22nd century action hero who will make you cheer.

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