Author William A. Lamon's New Novel 'The Last Shades of Scarlet: Wolves of Laconia' is a Vivid Tale of the Historic War Between Athens and Sparta in the 4th Century BC

Recent release "The Last Shades of Scarlet: Wolves of Laconia" from Page Publishing author William A. Lamon is an epic journey back in time into a conflict that changed the course of history and still influences the world we live in today. With attention to detail and a depth of knowledge of the history of ancient civilizations, the author offers a unique window into antiquity.

​​William A. Lamon, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and passionate student of classical history whose academic and professional careers have led him to many places throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, has completed his new book The Last Shades of Scarlet: Wolves of Laconia. The spellbinding work of historical fiction brings the landscape, people, and events of Ancient Greece to life for the modern reader.

Lamon writes, “Under the united leadership of Athens and Sparta, Greece is able to repel the Persian invaders on land and at sea. Athens and Sparta remain the dominant powers in Greece, but their different political and military philosophies have led to an intense political and military rivalry that threatens stability.

“With Athenian power and wealth growing, many Greek city-states turn to Sparta for assistance. Greece is now choosing sides, causing an ideological rift that festers within each city-state. The division is manifesting itself in the form of violent political polarization. Revolts are becoming common and vicious, resulting in frequent shifts in allegiance. All feel insecure and suspicious. One’s friend today could be your enemy tomorrow.

“The year is 422 BC, and for a group of Spartan youths, the morning was supposed to be a day of celebration. A ceremony that would see them graduate from an education system that took them as seven-year-old boys and trained them to be the world’s most feared warriors. Instead, they find themselves on a secret mission at the request of a disgraced king. While Sparta feasts, Greece takes one last breath. The peace with Athens is failing. War is inevitable. Honor compels Athens and Sparta to uphold their treaty, but the wolves of war are already on the move, and neither city can afford to lose their advantage.

“The Last Shades of Scarlet: Wolves of Laconia is the tale of a young Spartan, Adronikos, and his mentor, Gylippus, during the Peloponnesian War. In youth, Adronikos is formally educated in the arts of hoplite warfare, survival, and assassination. Informally, he learns love from a childhood companion. Yet she is not Spartan, and his feelings for her are becoming dangerous. While he navigates this forbidden affair, Greece begins its steady descent back into chaos.

“Now, Adronikos is about to be thrust into battle and called upon to aid his mentor on pivotal assignments that will decide the fate of Greece. Through these trials, both will experience the physical and emotional tolls of the war, learning many lessons on love, betrayal, death, and destiny.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, William A. Lamon’s engrossing novel offers a captivating glimpse into a war that changed the course of history.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase The Last Shades of Scarlet: Wolves of Laconia at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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