THE CAVE AND THE SEA, A NOVEL Now available in Paperback! - here or at Amazon. Also available for Kindle!
"Heatherly makes you feel like you could survive on your own (for at least a little while) after reading this book -- not that I’m going to give it a try any time soon." -Forever Young Adult
"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." -Backwoodsman Magazine
Inexplicable abductions ... A mystifying Cave ... Legendary Symbols ...
A youthful native Warrior and Scout confronts these and other mysteries as his journey to leadership and self-knowledge unfolds. Songs of wild landscapes guide him while he, and his friends, struggle to restore their Tribe's broken home. Their story of survival has merely begun.
This once-in-a-generation work of wilderness fiction redefines the "coming of age" novel. Survival, love, spiritual growth, and the acceptance of responsibility are cultivated in the wild, North American landscapes of the 1600's.