5 starsFantasy RomanceMale POVTime Travel

Transcendence by Shay Savage

Transcendence Book Cover Transcendence
Shay Savage
Fiction, Fantasy Romance, Historical Romance
February 13th 2014

It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language?

Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. He doesn’t know where she came from; she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache. Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her.

Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there. She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome. She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive, but beautiful, man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. 

With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months. As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time. 

Val’s Review

If I could give this more than 5 stars I would.

This was such a beautiful story. Ehd was such a “pure” character in the sense that he lived honestly and simply, according to his instincts and emotions. He never had ulterior motives. He just wanted Beh to be his mate and to provide for her and make a family with her.

Just the fact that Shay Savage was able to conceive and write this amazing story – a story in which there are only really two characters and virtually NO dialogue – is a testament to what a great author she is. The fact that she writes the story through Ehd’s eyes and stays true to the premise that Ehd cannot understand ANYTHING Beh is saying is true talent.

I loved how she was able to make us really feel how frustrated Ehd would become at not understanding what Beh wanted or why she was mad at him. Also, the way in which Savage was able to convey what Beh was saying to the reader without actually using words, merely Ehd’s observations and inferences – and not actual dialogue – really made the story and the setting authentic.

And the ending, oh the ending. So beautiful. 

This book is definitely on my all time favorite list. I think I’m gonna go read it again…