Below is the cover for COLOSSUS: STONE & STEEL, the first of the Colossus series that begins with the battle of Beth Horon and goes all the way to the early Colosseum games. This novel is the start of the Judean/Roman war, ending with the siege of Jotapata.

This cover was designed by the amazing Rob McLean, who has cut off my head countless times on stage. The statue is the Bernini David, which has had Rob's wife and mine mocking us relentlessly: "Why are they doing a cover of David's face?" By which I'm told they mean me (I don't see it). But I love this cover. And using statues is great for the series. Next book? COLOSSUS: THE FOUR EMPERORS. Perfect.