This story, OMG, I just died over. I’ve been pagan for over 20 years and this was just soaked with the correct terms etc. I loved it! The story could be very closely related to others, like Romeo and Juliet etc., where two people from warring people fall in love. It was a breathtaking read. I loved how the author did the intimate scenes without them being cheap or disgusting. You could tell that they had a love and draw to each other.

Each character was amazing. I would really love another story about Avelynn's parents. It would be wonderful to know about them more.

Avelynn is a really hard book to review because of spoilers. But the descriptions and story and of course the characters were just so perfect in this book. It’s a definite must read!

Book Blurb for Avelynn

This dazzling debut brings the Dark Ages to light and illuminates one Saxon noblewoman's romance with a Viking warrior and her struggle to find her path in a changing and dangerous world

869. For eighteen years, Avelynn, the beautiful and secretly pagan daughter of the Ealdorman of Somerset, has lived in an environment of love, acceptance, and equality. Somerset has flourished under twenty years of peace. But with whispers of war threatening their security, Avelynn's father makes an uncompromising decision that changes her life forever.

Forced into a betrothal with Demas, a man who only covets her wealth and status, Avelynn's perception of independence is shattered. With marriage looming, she turns to her faith, searching for answers in an ancient ritual along the coast, only to find Alrik The Blood-Axe and sixty Viking berserkers have landed.

In a year of uncertainty that sees Avelynn discover hidden powers, stumble into a passionate love affair with Alrik, and lead men into battle, Avelynn must walk a fine line as her deceptions mount and Demas' tactics to possess her become more desperate and increasingly brutal.

Avelynn and Alrik are caught in the throes of fate as they struggle to find the way back to themselves and onwards to each other.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2015 5.00