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- Print Length: 230 pages
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- Publication Date: August 9, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008VRADEW
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More About the Author
I began writing at an early age but did not begin publishing until two years ago. My web page lloydtackitt.com has several of my short stories available for free reading. They range from humorous supernatural, experimental, to humorous slice of life stories. These stories are still in the rough stage, they all need to be edited. One day I will put them all together in one book; including several stories not on the web page, but before I do, they will be revised and edited.
A Distant Eden is my first book. The second in the series is being written now and should be available soon.
I also blog daily on fishing related matters at fishexplorer.com/TX
Top Customer Reviews
Improvements have been made, I'll be the first to admit it. But I think some of that may be simply because my paleolithic skill-set is not the same as my more modern skill-set when it comes to surviving adversity. My knowledge there is rudimentary and this book is divided fairly cleanly between use of paleolithic skills and battle tactics. Therefore, it could very well be completely out to lunch and I wouldn't be able to parse that out.
As the forward of the book states, this is a how-to introduction with a thin skin of story. Oh boy, is it a thin skin. And a lot of it makes zero sense too. For example, why in the world would anyone go paleolithic in the first place? In a survival situation, would you toss your gun and start looking for reeds to make weak arrows? You might make the weak but quiet arrows, but would you completely dump your gun? Ah..no. So, we're given the pretext that Adrian was sort of on a death wish type of march. Yet people with death wishes don't do that much work. It just sort of didn't add up very well.
Then there is the whole one man war thing. Oiy. Adrian goes insane and then kills, via torturous poison arrows dipped in bear poo, whole slews of folks. They are bad folks and need killing, sure. No problem there. But why in the world does one hang around for months playing "catch me" with these doofuses?Read more ›
At the beginning of the book I started making notes about things I found to be realistic as opposed to implausible. Adrian is a former special forces guy and after his wife dies he goes off on a solo trek into the wilderness. What? In the military you are taught to work as a team, not solo.
He meets a small group of starving folks and spends a few days showing them various plants and their uses. He also teaches them some basic survival techniques. The plants he spoke of are regional and specific to the desert southwest (for the most part). Adrian explains that wild onion and camas are not the same: one you can eat and the other can kill you (this is true). I do not think it was made clear enough that you should never, ever eat wild plants unless you know what they are and how to prepare them. (Given that in the news this week--11/12/12--there were 6 people sickened by soup made with wild mushrooms that turned out to be poisonous proves my point in a real manner: two people who ate the soup died, four are sick and in the hospital as I write this review). Update: four of the six folks that ate those mushrooms have died. I cannot tell people enough: KNOW YOUR LOCAL PLANTS. Know how to do a visual ID. PERIOD. 11/29/2012
Further into this book, due to grief, Adrian goes "primitive." Builds a hut, kills game, knaps the bottoms of glass bottles and then pieces of flint to make arrow heads. Sure you can try these techniques but why? Yes I have seen this done on a certain TV show, and this is the point where this book went off the rails, for me.Read more ›
From these lessons, we transition over to the guerilla warefare portion of the book and I won't spoil anything when I write that the action and tension found here make the book worth the price of admission. If you like the first book, you will love this one as Adrian is finally unleashed.
The book is about Roman and Sarah's nephew Adrian (the soldier from the last book) and his grief at losing his wife and the journey he undertakes to get away from his heartache. Adrian travels to the mountains and comes across a group of escaped prisoners who are terrorising the locals and have turned cannibal. He decides to exterminate them and uses all sorts of clever tricks to do so.
This book is well written, it held my interest from start to finish (and I'm not military minded). It also ends on a real cliff hanger with Adrian going back to the homestead where Roman and Sarah live to help them with some major threat that is heading their way (but we don't know what that is) and so now I'm looking forward to the next story.
I like this authors style, it's easy to read and neither too wordy or overly edited. I particularly like the lack of preaching and moralizing that so often is found in post apocalyptic fiction. I enjoyed this book. I've given it 4 stars because I would have liked it to be longer and to involve the original characters more. Enjoy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another good read and a very important portion of the serious.Published 5 months ago by Mark D Mason
Adrian’s War is a sequel to A Distant Eden by Lloyd Tackitt but does well as a stand alone novel. The author’s books are not only enjoyable and entertaining but meant to pass along... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Vilnis Neilands
Although not nearly as good as the first book, it still has plenty to offer in the manner of survival tips, and most definitely in using wilderness guerrilla tactics. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michelle
Realistic story of what a post apolitical world could be. Not out of the realm of possible. Believable plot and actionPublished 6 months ago by ARBHRSE
excellent,fast-paced with a wealth of survival skill tips that would be useful today if one ever got lost in the,wilderness or if there really was a war or apolytical event. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent continuation of the Distant Eden story. Easily read and hard to put down.Published 8 months ago by B. L. Clark
It takes a great strength to be able to survive in today's world. It takes an enormous amount of strength to survive in the world of this book. Wonderfully written. Great suspense. Read morePublished 10 months ago by karen lary
Les as practical knowledge than fir s t book and much darker. I hope this series does not continue the trend toward extreme sadism. It detracts from the quality of the series.Published 10 months ago by jerri
If you read the first book, you obviously will carry on with the second and if you know quality and an excellent story that is hard to put down, you probably bought book 3 before... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sandra B