The Last Hour of Gann - R. Lee Smith
Cultural and language barriers are the least of the Hero and Heroines problems. They are different species. She is human and he is pretty much a walking, talking lizard. On a holy pilgrimage, he finds her and the rest of the survivors from the crashed space ship. Taking pity on the hideous, soft skinned creatures, he agrees to take them with him. Let the crazy begin. We learn a lot about the planet along the way. I was impressed with how that whole plot played out.
There is rape, violence, and crude language so reader beware. I loved the book. Was a little long and the beginning could have been condensed down, in my opinion. I enjoyed the adventure. The main characters are strong and I admired their tenacity.