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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Avelynn's story continues....

02_The Edge of Faith

Avelynn: The Edge of Faith by Marissa Campbell

Publication Date: September 26, 2016 eBook; 302 Pages ASIN: B01KUC6N9Y Genre: Historical

Romance/Medieval Series: Avelynn (Book Two)

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     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

my thoughts:

     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.

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About the Author

Marissa Campbell is a published freelance author, and co-author of the award-winning, spiritual self-help book Life: Living in Fulfillment Every Day. Her debut historical fiction AVELYNN, was published through St. Martin’s Press, September 2015. Look for the second book in the AVELYNN series, releasing Fall 2016. She is a proud member of the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America, Writer’s Community of Durham Region, and local critique group B7. When she is not writing, she is busy looking after her wonderful children, spending time with her fantastic husband, hanging out with her awesome friends, teaching yoga, dancing, laughing, and having fun! For more information visit http://marissacampbell.com. You can also follow Marissa Campbell on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 26 Review & Excerpt at Oh, for the Hook of a Book! Tuesday, September 27 Review at Just One More Chapter Excerpt at What Is That Book About Wednesday, September 28 Excerpt at The Never-Ending Book Spotlight at A Literary Vacation Thursday, September 29 Review at A Chick Who Reads Review & Excerpt at The Silver Dagger Scriptorium Friday, September 30 Excerpt at Diana's Book Reviews Monday, October 3 Review at Curling up by the Fire Tuesday, October 4 Review at Book Lovers Paradise Wednesday, October 5 Review at History From a Woman's Perspective Thursday, October 6 Excerpt at Let Them Read Books Friday, October 7 Spotlight at The Reading Queen Sunday, October 9 Review at 100 Pages a Day Tuesday, October 11 Spotlight at Books, Dreams, Life Wednesday, October 12 Review at Kristin Un-Ravelle'd Thursday, October 13 Review at Broken Teepee Friday, October 14 Spotlight at The Book Tree Tuesday, October 18 Review at Book Nerd Wednesday, October 19 Spotlight at Susan Heim on Writing Friday, October 21 Review at CelticLady's Reviews Excerpt at Jorie Loves a Story


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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. I liked that you mentioned that reading the first book will help readers understand this one more. Thanks for sharing!