Thursday, 6 June 2013
Review: Oath of Servitude by C.E Wilson
Oath of Servitude by C.E Wilson 3.5/5
This book wasn't even on my radar when the author requested a review, but after I read the synopsis I was eager to read it and I'm very glad that I had the opportunity too. Oath of Servitude is centred around Cailin a pixi who is determined to herself and Teague a human who has lost his sight. Cailin is forced to take an oath of servitude to Teauge's family as a punishment for going against pixi ways. Cailin must spend a year in Teague and his fathers home. But as their relationship grows so do tensions in her clan, someone is determined to make Cailins family suffer, but she doesn't know why.
I found the overall story line of the novel very original and addictive, I have rated this book as 3.5 stars because its midway between good (3 stars) and great (4 stars). as much as i enjoyed the novels originality and the characters uniqueness I found the book did drag a little without much happening in parts and end very suddenly. This is C.E's first novel which was noticeable as the writing of the first twenty pages felt rather stiff but when she became comfortable and found her style the writing flowed well and I look forward to seeing more improvement in book two of the punishment sequence.
I liked the character development of Cailin and Teague as we learnt more about them and they began to trust each over, the involvement of the mysterious past of both of their parents was very intriguing and I can't wait to find out the story behind it. C.E's world building was great and I really felt involved in the scenes she had portrayed and committed to uncovering more about the characters as the book progressed. The book was a relatively fast read, it only took me a week to finish it, but I think the book could of done with being a bit longer, with the late introduction of the other pixi characters their wasn't enough time spent getting to know them, and the book was really lacking an ending in my opinion.
In conclusion I'm very glad the author contacted me and gave me the chance to read this book it was enjoyable and addictive but needed to be longer. I'm looking forward to the sequel and to finding out more about the characters and their motives. C.E Wilson is an upcoming author who I hope to read more from in the future. I would recommend this book YA and fantasy fans.