Avelynn: The Edge of Faith by Marissa CampbellPublication Date: September 26, 2016 eBook; 302 Pages ASIN: B01KUC6N9Y Genre: Historical
Romance/Medieval Series: Avelynn (Book Two)
Avelynn: The Edge of Faith, a stand-alone Viking Romance from author Marissa Campbell. It's the year 871. Charges of treason, murder, and witchcraft follow Avelynn into exile as she flees England with Alrik. Arriving in Wales, they find refuge among Alrik's friends in the Welsh nobility. Cast out by his half-brothers, Alrik seeks to regain his honor and earn favor with the gods. When war threatens, Alrik embraces gold and the opportunity for his crew to become mercenaries, aiding the Southern Welsh kings in their fight against Rhodri the Great. Desperate to return home, Avelynn seeks to find a way to prove her innocence, but she is pitted against Alrik as their desires for the future clash. With battle looming, Avelynn's faith in their relationship is further tested through a bitter struggle with Marared, a jealous lover from Alrik's past. Marared's threats turn deadly, and Avelynn runs afoul of magic and sorcery, causing her to question her beliefs and role as priestess. When Avelynn and Alrik are betrayed, Avelynn is captured and Alrik is charged with regicide. The two become separated, a chasm of greed, deceit, and ambition driving them apart. In an act of harrowing faith, Avelynn will stop at nothing to find her way back to Alrik and break them both free from Wales's bloodthirsty grasp. AVELYNN: THE EDGE OF FAITH is a stand-alone novel and #2 in the Avelynn series
I love the characters in AVELYNN, THE EDGE OF FAITH. Avelynn has grown into an amazing woman. I love her spunk and her take charge attitude. I love reading books about strong women.
As a reader I was captivated by the story of Alrik and Avelynn. I loved the manner in which Marissa Campbell combined the historical aspects of pagan religion and the new Christianity faith. This is a book full of twists and turns. There are obvious villains, characters I, as the reader, wanted to see destroyed.
The book has a fulfilling end, but leaves enough open for a third installment. I reread the first book prior to reading THE EDGE OF FAITH. While this is a wonderful book on it's own, you will understand more if you read the books in order. I enjoyed Marissa Campbell's writing style and look forward to the next book.