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Avelynn: The Edge of Faith

(Avelynn #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A brand new stand-alone historical romance from the Avelynn series!

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 thr
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Published September 26th 2016
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Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Marissa Campbell is an amazing author.   She captivates her reader and draws them into her story.  A2 was just another example of Marissa's magnificent abilities and further proof of her amazing talent.

This series is amazing, it draws the reader in and makes you feel as though you are a part of the characters their trials and their tribulations.   You cry for them you rejoice for them and you hope that they survive every journey and obstacle presented to them just as if you are a part of their
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An outstanding sequel to Avelynn creating authentic character evolution and maturity. Marissa enables us to witness the protagonist coming into her own as a Woman who is becoming Empowered, gifted, sensuous and shrewd. This was a titillating page-turner, which kept me eager and enthralled from start to finish. I look forward to a third installment with greater concentration on the Priestess and the Honouring of the Goddess in Her myriad aspects.
This second work fixes the issue I had with book one and improved on all other aspects. The author has a way of making history come to life and her characters relatable to the average reader. I grew to love both Avelynn and Alrik more and more as the pages turned. A worthy follow-up to the series premiere, I can't wait for book 3.

My biggest gripe with book one was the small amount of page time given to Avelynn’s and Alrick’s relationship. They might've shared scenes for maybe less than a fourth
Kristin Ravelle
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.6 Stars for this well-written Medieval!

The Edge of Faith is a crispy written medieval action tale that draws you right into the fast-paced sequel to Avelynn 1.

Avelynn is determined from the start to remain true to her people despite the fact that she’s had damning accusations thrown at her in the previous book that she’s escaped from and is working to clear up. Luckily she has Alrik, her Viking lover, and his boatload of warriors to support her, but they are faced with powerful hidden forces t
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it

This is one of those books that I have been anticipating all year. I really enjoyed book one in the series Avelynn (click here for review) and while The Edge of Faith works as a standalone I highly recommend going back and reading the first one just because it was that good.

The Edge of Faith continued right where Avelynn left off, it felt like I was together again with old friends and playing catch up, that's how much the author made me care about Alrik and Avelynn and their plight. Christiani
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Avelynn is on the run from her homeland in England for accusations of treason, witchcraft and murder With the help of her Viking betrothed Alrik, she has landed in Wales. Alrik has pledged his men to help with the Southern Welsh King in their campaign against Rhodri the Great. However, news of Avelynn’s crimes won’t take long to catch up to her, and there is a price on her head. Combined with troubles from Marared, Alrik’s former lover, Alrik and Avelynn are being chased by trouble from all ends ...more
Sara Strand
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm just going to get into it- the romance between Alrik and Avelynn is pretty damn steamy, and thank god. I have to say that being a historical romance you kind of assume their love affair would be tame given the time period but nope- and us readers fully benefit from that! We know Avelynn is basically on the run and leaves a mess behind in England. It doesn't take long for trouble to find her as they arrive in Wales, a place familiar to Alrik. Avelynn soon meets Marared, Alrik's former lover, ...more
Kathleen Kelly
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This second book in the series takes Avelynn and Alrik flees England running for their lives. Avelynn is being sought and charged for being a witch, treason, and murder. They go to Wales for refuge. Alrik feels obligated to help his friends in their war against Rhodri the Great. Both Avelyn and Alrik have something to prove, Avelyn hopes to be able to return to England and defend herself against the charges and Alrik wants to regain his honor and hopefully appease the gods.

This story is one tha
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Next chapter!

In depth, not shallow. Two words I repeated to myself over and over again. Truly a good read finished in one night. I wished April had been a stronger character but then Avelynn was a force to be reckoned with. Wondering where the next adventure will be, Ireland, England or both. Hoping for the third book in the series.
Ann Dulhanty
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a smooth and engaging narrative that follows directly from the first novel about Avelynn, a 9th century nobel woman, and her Viking lover, Alrik. The story is full of history, intrigue, lusty romance, hot tempers and hotter sex. The style is deceptively easy, giving the reader the impress they are right there, in the story. As the novel progresses, we're treated to fits of passion, jealousy, dark magic, light magic, political intrigue, despair, justice and triumph. All in all, a well rou ...more
Emily Cherry
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it

Easy read! I read this book & the sequel while on vacation. It kept my interest & I’m hoping there’s more to come!
Avelynn: The Edge of Faith picks up where Avelynn left off. Avelynn has run away with Alrik with a price on her head. The two of them are exiles with nowhere to go. They arrive in Wales, where Alrik is determined to regain his honor by aiding a Welsh king against Rhodri the Great. Things seem to go well until someone plots to tear them apart. Can Avelynn and Alrik defeat their enemy and find ways to be together again?

While Avelynn is still a feisty heroine, there were moments where I found her
Christina Vetter
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Marissa Campbell does it again! I was instantly hooked in the second book of this series, but no surprise, as the first book was amazing too! It starts off with Avelynn and Alrik settling into Wales, where we meet some new and interesting characters. The love between the High Priestess and the Viking is definitely tested in this book. I love that Avelynn is a strong, female character who stands up for what she believes and risks everything for it. The writing is done beautifully and is so descri ...more
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Marissa Campbell is the author of the Avelynn series and coauthor of the award-winning self-help book, Life: Living in Fulfillment Every Day. She is a proud member of the Historical Novel Society and Romance Writers of America. An E-RYT hatha yoga instructor and studio owner, Campbell lives in Ontario, Canada, with her three amazing sons, dashingly handsome hubby, and adorable golden
retriever, Raz

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