Backwoodsman Magazine Review: The Cave and the Sea, A Novel
“The popular book and movie series, The Hunger Games, has been credited with inspiring interest in survival skills with young people. Military survival expert, John A. Heatherly, has written an historical adventure novel that has the capability to have a similar effect, but this book does appeal to all ages. – The Backwoodsman”
Note: Please join us in congratulating Survival Nation’s Editor, John A. Heatherly, on another fantastic review of his novel. Each sitting with The Cave and The Sea reveals new perspectives on countless survival skills. John started his own survival journey at Tom Brown Jr.’s Trackerschool more than 20 years ago and has served our military in both survival training and air operations since then. We look forward to more great work, John!
by Charlie Richie Jr., Associate Publisher, The Backwoodsman
The popular book and movie series, The Hunger Games, has been credited with inspiring interest in survival skills with young people. Military survival expert, John A. Heatherly, has written an historical adventure novel that has the capability to have a similar effect, but this book does appeal to all ages.
The Cave and The Sea is a fantasy tale of survival and philosophy that is about a North American Indian tribe in the 1600’s. Throughout the book are examples of primitive survival techniques that are practiced by the characters. Heatherly mixes ancient myths and facts from the Americas into a very interesting plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The main character, Coe, is a young native warrior who embarks on a mystical journey to become the leader of his tribe. He has to survive using the skills that have been passed down to him by his elders. This is an excellent piece of wilderness fiction. The Cave and The Sea can be purchased on-line at Amazon.com. The eBook version is ($5.97) and the paperback version is ($15.97.) Please visit johnaheatherly.com for more information.
The original review appears the March/April 2015 Issue of The Backwoodsman – http://backwoodsmanmag.com.
Here’s what others are saying about John’s first book, The Survival Template:
“I don’t throw the term ‘life changing’ around lightly but this book has very likely altered the way I think, the way I plan and the way I see my future as I’ve laid it out.” – SurvivalMonkey.com
“Don’t be fooled by the title. This book is just as relevant in daily life as it is in survival scenarios.” – In The Rabbit Hole
“… aptly titled, it’s a template to train your mind, and I strongly recommend it.” – Dan Wolfe
“We need more books on the psychological aspect of survival, and ‘The Survival Template’ will make a good addition to your survival and prepper library!” – SurvivalBookReviews
“Recently came out…$3 Kindle edition, Tim Ferriss recommends it…I’ve read a lot of personal development/goal setting type things and nothing has come close to how simple yet effective the ideas in this book are.” – Mixing It Up
“I highly recommend this book. It truly is a template for survival. Everyone would benefit from reading this book and implementing Heatherly’s ideas into their lives.” – SurvivalBlog