The Pearl Savage (#1)

The Pearl Savage (#1)

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by Tamara Rose Blodgett
     
 

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What happens when a group of abandoned people from 19th century America survive in bio-spheres, only to discover certain danger awaits Outside where mutant humanoid species roam...

From the NYT bestselling author of A TERRIBLE LOVE.

Clara Williamson is a princess living in a dark post-apocalyptic future of bio-spheres fashioned to protect 1890s America.

Overview

What happens when a group of abandoned people from 19th century America survive in bio-spheres, only to discover certain danger awaits Outside where mutant humanoid species roam...

From the NYT bestselling author of A TERRIBLE LOVE.

Clara Williamson is a princess living in a dark post-apocalyptic future of bio-spheres fashioned to protect 1890s America. A time when marriages are arranged for things other than love. When her sadistic mother betroths her to an abusive prince from a neighboring sphere to secure their future in illicit trade, Clara determines to escape.

Leaving a life of familiar terror behind, she embraces the dangers of Outside that no one from the spheres has seen in nearly a century and a half.

Clara escapes tyranny only to discover the sphere-dwellers are not the only people who survived the cataclysmic events of one hundred forty years prior. She finds herself trapped, unable to return to the abusive life of the sphere while facing certain danger Outside.

Can Clara find love and freedom with the peril that threatens to consume her?

Full length novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011399855
Publisher:
Tamara Rose Blodgett
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Series:
Savage , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
28,858
File size:
912 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

www.TamaraRoseBlodgett.com NEW RELEASE ALERT: bit.ly/NEWS-TRB Tamara Rose Blodgett: happily married mother of four sons. Dark fiction writer. Reader. Gardner. Dreamer. Home restoration slave. Coffee addict. Digs music. She is also the NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author of A TERRIBLE LOVE, written under the pen name, Marata Eros and over eighty other titles in multiple genres of erotica, fantasy, horror, romance, suspense, and sci-fi. She lives in the midwest with her family and three, disrespectful dogs.

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The Pearl Savage 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Read_A_Book More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written novel. I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting; I've read Blodgett's other book, Death Whispers, and I knew she was a great writer, but she still blew me away with this novel. It's completely different from Death Whispers and, if I didn't already know that Blodgett wrote them, I'd never think that the same writer was responsible for both novels. They are so completely different, yet both beautifully written. What I really love about this novel is that Blodgett keeps the story fresh and original-I've never read anything like it-and she maintains an almost archaic tone throughout the prose and dialogue, never straying into modernization or slang, which I've noted a lot of authors do accidentally when trying to write a novel from another time period. It is obvious that Blodgett has put a lot of time and love into this novel, perfecting the language and causing the reader to transport to another world entirely, becoming lost within the pages of this epic novel. Although the story takes place in the future and is superior in terms of technological advances (a sort of steampunk novel), the society seems to have backtracked as well, at least in terms of language, giving it a historical feel while at the same time lending itself to both the paranormal and fantasy genre. I thought it was ingenious that 19 states in the USA are kingdoms within themselves, set inside a sphere, as the outside air is tainted and savages roam the land. Although the background concerning the Guardians/Evil Ones is not fully disclosed, including how the divide between the sphere and the outside world truly came to be, the story will maintain reader interest through the constant action and fascinating love triangle of sorts-and the sequel is set up to answer any ensuing questions one might have. While more of a romance story than that of suspense, Blodgett still captures the reader and creates suspense in terms of character actions, withholding key information until the perfect time to drop it upon the reader. On more than one occasion I found myself fretting for Clara, the kindhearted princess subjected to abuse from Queen Ada and her betrothed, Prince Frederic. These two characters set my teeth on edge and their interactions within the novel made me cringe. Yet, juxtaposed with these two evil characters is a cast of dashing young men forever at the aide of Clara, and I honestly cannot pick a favorite. I think I switched loyalties at least five times within the novel, constantly going back and forth between the characters as new information was provided. And as of yet, I still haven't decided where my loyalties lie! Blodgett does not end her novel hanging by a thread, but she does leave it open for a sequel, for which I am very excited, as there are new mysteries waiting to be solved. I cannot wait to find out who Clara chooses and how the Guardians/Evil Ones come into play, forever changing the earth. This novel, set to release June 16th, is completely different and a truly wonderful read that you won't want to miss! Four stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. It keeps you captivated starting at page one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so glad I discovered this book. It is written so beautifully and I love all the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story. Well written. Kept you involved from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so glad schooles out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book i cannot wait to keep reading the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One word………AMAZING! BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN FOREVER! Beautifully written! Very few mistakes! Guaranteed to capture readers hearts and make you fall in love with characters and despise the bad characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Verry interesting. Can some one lend me the second book please. Thank. Injoyed the first one verry munch.
lexizahn More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this book and think its well worth reading. There were however a lot of errors in grammer and puntuation along with sentences that did not make sense. I would love to know how a man could possibly rest his hands on his "elbows". I would read more by this author.
Avid_rdr_Amy More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. Beautiful descriptions without being overly so. The author really took the time to develop her characters, I really got involved in the story line and can't wait to read the sequel. Great job! I will definitely get Death Whispers now to see what the differences are, any author that can totally change her style of writing has got some talent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't get enough of this book! It was so good! It hd me hooked like 10 pages in. And the ending! It was a cliffhanger,but it was just like... why? It was so good and the author let this mold into nother book. I can't wait for it! Oooooohhhhhhha!
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
Let me first start off by saying a HUGE thank you to Tamara for giving me a second chance with her. I had to call a DNF (Do Not Finish) with one of her books. It just wasn't for me. But being the generous author that she is...she offered me a chance to read a different book from a different series of hers. And once I started I knew I would love it. So unlike anything I have read. Almost a mixture of Steampunk/Dystopian/Fantasy. Living in the confines of her Sphere, Princess Clara is treated anything but royal like. Clara lives with the abuse at the hands of her drunk mother, Queen Ada. And now her betrothed, Prince Frederick, is also abusing her. Willing to risk the Savages and the possible tainted air outside her sphere, Clara and good friend, Charles, concoct a plan to escape into the Outside. Little did she know that the Savages living in the Outside have other plans for her. They hope to use Clara as a means for negotiating a truce to have their people and the sphere-dwellers live in peace together. But what starts out as a well laid plan soon disintegrates and all hell breaks loose. Will Clara find the freedom she so desperately seeks? And will the Savages be able to find peace among the sphere-dwellers in order to help save their own? The people of the sphere still live, talk and dress as if they are back in the late 1800’s. And I absolutely loved it. They enter these spheres when the Earth was covered in Ash. And it’s as if they were stuck in that time period for the next 140 years. Luckily the people Outside still survived after the destruction on earth, but they were always considered Savages. The whole idea that Tamara came up with was unique and fascinating. I truly became addicted to both life styles the people inside the spheres and out lived. A lot goes on in the story, so pay attention. I mean it’s not a complicated story to follow…but so much goes on you will want to stay focused. Almost every character in the book has their own agenda when it comes to Clara, so lots will happen. And just when you think Clara will end up with someone, the author shakes things up a bit and you are left thinking ‘did she really just do that? Oh yeah, she did. I loved how I had no idea what was coming next; always taken completely by surprise. Revenge, pride, lust, sacrifice, friendship, and power all play a part in this fast paced, phenomenal story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To Anonymous January 10, 2013 ---- Cross your arms in front of you and place your hands on your elbows. It's really not that difficult -- no acrobatics required!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fear the prose and dialogue are both too stilted and ridiculous to bear. Alas, having reached only the page fifty-one, I find I must lay me down upon my fainting couch and rest my weary sensibilities, my reader's heart and mind unrequited and dissatisfied.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing from start to finish im in love with this book looking forwerd to the next one thank you.
shelly-_ More than 1 year ago
all I can say is totally Awesome read where is the book 2
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There's a lot of free books out there that are not worth your time. But this book is not one of those. If you get the free ones i can just about guarantee you will buy the rest.Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting take on the future where the world becomes toxic. The privileged have survived in isolated domed communities. Others have managed to eak out a living in hunter gather style.
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Took a while to get into. Once the story took off it was gripping. Will look into the others later. I'd like to see who the Heroine chooses. Great story, not great writing ...
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