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The Pearl Savage (#1) (Dark Post-Apocalyptic Romance) (The Savage Series) [Kindle Edition]

Tamara Rose Blodgett
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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From NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author, Tamara Rose Blodgett

Volumes 1-6 available now!


The Pearl Savage—where 19th century Victorian America collides with biospheres fueled by steam-punk technology. An epic romance between a "fated" princess and a Savage unfolds despite every obstacle thrown in their way...

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?

Editorial Reviews


...Blodgett doesn't waste time and paper blabbing away, she creates a complex and well thought-out plot line. If you skim through, you'll just end up frustrated that you wasted your time....
...Tamara Rose Blodgett did a fabulous job creating a phenomenal steampunk world with a fancy, lyrical XIX-century-ish language straight from the Victorian era. The setting and the costumes, the characters and the way they express themselves, the sparkling atmosphere and evocative descriptions - all that makes for an exquisite and thoroughly compelling read--
...Blodgett keeps the story fresh and original--I've never read anything like it-"
...The Pearl Savage has action, drama, romance, and corsets. It basically has a little bit of everything, but enough of what's important to make this an interesting and engaging read. I loved the minor supernatural twists near the end, and I can't wait to see how that plays out in the following book..."--Angie
Author's note: I have taken creative license with the diction/syntax in the writing of the Savage Series and some passages/phrases might not read like "standard" English fare. Additionally, flow and imagery has been emphasized to some extent over "function."

From the Author

The Savage Series:
Book #1- The Pearl Savage
#2- The Savage Blood
#3- The Savage Principle
#4- The Savage Vengeance
#5- The Savage Protector (released Mar. 2014)
If you like the Savage Series you may like:
Blood Series:
Book #1- Blood Singers
#2- Blood Song
#3- Blood Chosen
#4- Blood Reign (Pre-order now !)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2680 KB
  • Print Length: 349 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00563HRPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really AWESOME Read! June 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
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.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Second Star's for Story August 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
While Ms. Blodgett shows great talent as a storyteller, she is also a poster child for the value of a degree in English, or at the least, a good editor. Without looking for the date when this book was written, I hope it must be an earlier effort, and that the author is slowly developing as a writer.

I've read several of Ms. Blodgett's works, and they are all different from one another; there is no formula used in her plotting. (That's a good thing.) I believe she spends time visualizing her characters and her fictional worlds, and comes to know them well. I also believe she loves her chosen genre, and is capable of spinning tales that her audience will enjoy.

Unfortunately, she will never capture an educated, or even a very literate audience if she doesn't take some time to correct her shortcomings. Personally, I'm pulling for her. Poor writing can be fixed, and her talent is unique.

Writing style in the Pearl Savage isn't only shaped to fit a quaintly territorial population, it is so overwritten that the reader wants to scream for it to stop. If the word "mayhap" were used even one more time in some paragraphs, there would scarcely be room for any other words. When a writing style becomes this intrusive, it isn't serving any good purpose.

Characterization is heavy handed. Interaction between characters and backstory would show us the kinds of people we are dealing with. Instead the reader is clobbered with it repeatedly, until he either grasps it, or really should give up trying.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and undeveloped plot and characters February 12, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I picked this book up because of the post-apocalyptic world and the interesting backdrop of Victorian versus Science Fiction. The main character, Clara, is likable and a strong female lead, which accounts for most of the reason I stuck with the story as long as I did.

The Pearl Savage does have some merit, providing a unique world with a workable plot. The main character certainly had potential, tolerating the abuse of her drunk mother in order to protect her people from the mistreatment they would certainly suffer without her interference in royal affairs. However, the writing is off putting, giving you the insight of almost every character in the book.

The characters are simple and undeveloped. There are two main "villains," which is definitively the category they belong to, being "modern" versions of fairytale antagonists. The Queen only interest is wine and the abuse of her daughter, and her reason for both these activities is not explained in the first 75% of the book, which is all I could bear to read. The other villain is a neighboring kingdom's Prince, who is explained to be crazy because of too much inbreeding within the royal family. To put it simply, the evil Queen is an alcoholic and the evil prince is some kind of deranged hemophiliac. Neither character is interesting and the narrator devotes entire sections to explaining their boring and stereotypically evil thoughts.

The romance is confusing. As I said, I didn't read the end. What I did read is either leading up to some kind of love triangle, with very underdeveloped relationships, or a very bum-hurt savage leader, who seems like he'd probably boo hoo cry about the Princess hooking up with another savage.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
First book of the series and I liked it... enjoyable read
Published 14 days ago by K. Pitcher
5.0 out of 5 stars great
well written and very good plot, it was a very interesting read held my interest during the whole time i was reading the book
Published 1 month ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars It's an interesting read
The heroine is an study in contrasts, but you can't help rooting for her. It's vaguely steampunk-y, but not distractably so and the setting is refreshingly different. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rebecca Moore
3.0 out of 5 stars Good start fizzles out
this book is decent but the rest of the series is kind of redundant and the interest just fizzles out.
Published 3 months ago by bryorrose
3.0 out of 5 stars it was ok
Make sure you have book 2 on hand when you start this. The ending leaves everything open. No questions are answered.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
I loved it so much I am buying the next one in next seconds...wonderfully entertaining. Clara has the easiest job in the world
Published 3 months ago by Francesca
3.0 out of 5 stars Look Past the Grammar
I almost put this book down. I really did. The grammatical mistakes and the way the author strung the words together just didn't do it for me, and that hurt me a lot. Read more
Published 4 months ago by AllCrazyHere
3.0 out of 5 stars Totally worth it.
And I can see why! This is all about a young, abused princess who stands tall despite what the evil queen says and does. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Elly Helcl
5.0 out of 5 stars The pearl savage
I was confused during the first few chapters and then I was hooked. I really liked the scenes with the Band (savages) and I was pleased with the end that made me wish I had #2!
Published 6 months ago by Tina
5.0 out of 5 stars Nanakulikane
A great twist on life after planet war /disaster. Definitely a can't put down until you finish so this is not one for the commuter, unless can get away with that at work. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Nanakulikane
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Tamara Rose Blodgett, is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of A Terrible Love; written under her pen name Marata Eros. Tamara has more than thirty-five titles in multiple genres including Dark Fantasy, Dark Romance and Dark Erotica.

Tamara lives in South Dakota with her husband, children and fur kids (dogs). She is an ardent reader of many genres. Tamara enjoys interacting with her readers via Twitter, blog and newsletter as often as possible. Please stop by either one and say hi :)

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