FLORENCE – Francis Marion University alumnus William Blackmon has published a novel, “The Tribulation Cycle.”
The work is Blackmon’s third book, but the first to be published. “The Tribulation Cycle” is described by its publisher, iUniverse, as “a contemporary adventure of biblical proportions.” The story centers on the age-old battle between good and evil. In the final days, according to the Book of Revelations, Satan will search the world for the bringer of destruction – the anti-Christ – to set humanity against itself and force it to choose between his lies and deception and the path of righteousness.
Paul Reardon, the fiery young evangelist of the Christian Soldier Crusade television network, undergoes this very trial. The fate of his soul and an entire generation hang suspended by a thread as the dark forces compel him toward acceptance of Satan’s offer. Only one man, the imprisoned Geoff Davis, knows Reardon’s peril. Davis must escape prison, find Reardon before he can be seduced, and then destroy the dark angel before mankind enters another Tribulation Cycle.
Blackmon, a Darlington native, is a 1984 graduate of FMU with a bachelor’s degree in political science. At Francis Marion, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the commander of the cadet ROTC detachment, where he was the first FMU cadet to attend both Army Airborne School and Ranger School. He received his Army commission in 1983 and entered the Army upon graduation.
He is married to the former Lori Floyd of Florence and has three children, William Jr., Stephen and Kathleen. Blackmon and his family reside in Walterboro, where he is an industrial lubricant sales representative. The Blackmons raise and show Arabian horses as well as participate in Civil War re-enactments.
“The Tribulation Cycle” is available at the iUniverse.com bookstore. It will soon be released through Barnes and Noble’s website, as well as Borders and Amazon.com
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