Title: Oath of Servitude
Author: C.E. Wilson
Series: The Punishment Sequence #1
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy
This is the story of Teague and Cailin, two teenagers who have been brought together by fate. Teague, a human, struggles to come to terms with the consequences of a recent accident that has destroyed the happy life that he had once enjoyed. Cailin, a pixi, is trying to stay true to herself while fighting against forces beyond her control that have exiled her from her home into this strange world of humans. She fears the darkness. He cannot escape it. But when the two of them are thrown together, they begin to discover the light inside of themselves.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review, this does not bias my opinion.
Oath of Servitude was a first for me; it was the first book I’ve read about pixies. When I started reading this I didn’t know what to expect, however I found myself surprised by how much I enjoyed this.
Cailin is a pixi, as a form of punishment she must serve an Oath of Servitude. Teague is a human and a blind drunk who hasn’t come to terms to his life after his accident. Cailin’s oath is to spend a year with Teague and help him get back to normal. When they meet, due to his blindness, Teague doesn’t know what Cailin is. Together the two will learn and grow from one another and build a relationship.
The characters were one of the things I loved the most. They were realistic and relatable, yes even the pixies. Cailin is only a foot tall but puts out the confidence of a giant. Teague is tall former baseball player but his spirit has been crushed by an accident which caused his blindness. You know the old saying “opposites attract”, well these complete opposites do!
The world building was also done really great. The idea that there was a parallel pixi world secretly living within the human world was brilliant. I loved exploring the pixi world and the complexities of their society but I also liked the fact that we weren’t just thrown into a fantasy realm. We still have a real world connection and when the two worlds become intertwined it will create a world of its own.
There is not much to dislike about this book. There are a few grammatical mistakes which can be easily overlooked. Also the story was a little slow going, once it really gets going the book ends. These are the only negative things I mark in this review. The pros definitely outnumber the cons!
All in all I enjoyed this sooo much more than I expected! Would I read book two? Yes! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy and/or pixies or just anyone who is looking for something a little different.
I give this book 4/5 smiley faces.