The Savage Dream
by Tamara Rose Blodgett
My rating: 5 stars
Series: The Savage Series - Book 6
Publication Date: December 19, 2014
Publisher: Tamara Rose Blodgett
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Print length: 342 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Edwin presses for travel
to his home clan of Cape Cod where The Rite of the Select must be
performed for Calia. Philip reluctantly travels with the siblings,
though his future with Calia is uncertain.
Adahy is part-Band
but in his heart he is Iroquois. He must accept the horrible sins of
necessity in his past and also a passion for a broken female he cannot
deny. The legacy of war, protection and survival are all he knows. When
Elise finds the only tender part of him, he leaves the sphere before
those feelings have a chance to deepen.
King Otto has found
fertile ground within the Fragment to germinate like the poisonous spore
he is, and plots to ruin the last whole sphere.
Can Calia and
Philip be together? Or will the rules which have governed the clans
imprison her within a regime not of her choosing? Is Adahy strong enough
to overcome his perceived guilt to embrace a chance at happiness with
someone as fractured as himself....
The Savage Dream by Tamara Rose Blodgett
When you travel, what do you worry about? It’s always the “other” drivers on the road, am I right? That and where the next rest stop with food is. In Tamara Rose Blodgett’s universe, if that were all her characters had to worry about, the trip would be so much nicer. The Savage Dream tells of the dangerous journey Edwin decrees they will take so the “Rite of Select” may be performed on Calia at the last remaining sphere.
The journey becomes more treacherous with every step, as sickness, injuries and devastating discoveries are made as this ragtag group forges on. Adahy, who is part Band, part Iroquois struggles with his past nightmares and the language barrier that must be broken through, when the frail Elise catches his eye and his heart, he is determined that she will not suffer as those in his past has, no matter the cost. Little does he realize that he will begin making installment payment soon on that vow as the trails come alive with different breeds and races. Lack of food, healthcare and shelter aren’t helping, either. But when one threat is taken care of and another becomes a gifted ally, only an attack by Travelers can stop them now. Innocent to the ways of guns, will death come knocking at the door again or will there be one more unlikely ally to claim?
It would seem that chaos and tension are once again at the heart of Tamara Rose Blodgett’s tale of another world and time that has been tainted by human as their worst. For someone with Ms. Blodgett’s over-active imagination and creative genius there is always a new hook to reel her readers in, and this time is no exception, between illness, attacks and language barriers, what could be a boring journey filled with monotony because a hair-raising adventure with no one knowing what is around the next bend in the trail. You know one thing I noticed that has always been a part of Ms. Blodgett’s signature style, apart from the great dialogue, unexpected events and well, everything is that through it all, there is a sense of camaraderie within this diverse group. Once again, wonderfully drawn characters, colorful and unique, heroes, villains and crazy-wild action are all going on while a budding romance begins to take flight as we race to the end of this addition to the series and find…wait for it, wait for it…yep, full stop, all brakes set…cliffhanger! True Tamara all the way, and I think it’s her ability to write it as she feels it that make her a standout, must read author.