I was asked by the author to review this book. This fact does not bias my review. I award this book 3.5 stars.
Oath of Servitude by C. E. Wilson is about a young man, Teague, who has suffered a tragic accident and drinks away his pain with alcohol, and a young pixie girl, Cailin, who is punished by her clan to stay with this human and his father instead of going to the mysterious Darkness, where pixies are usually sent when they disobey the rules. Both Teague and Cailin are headstrong and very different, but somehow they hit it off and grow and develop together. And also, regardless of the fact that Cailin is only a foot tall and Teague is over six feet tall, they start to fall in love with one another.
There is a lot to like about this book. The setup is very interesting-- the intermixing of humans and small creatures, pixies. I liked the world building and the intrigue in the pixie world. There were a lot of plot twists and I liked the development of the characters. I was hooked from start to finish, and it was a quick read.
That said, it's not a perfect novel. It is in sore need for a good editor. There are many missing commas, some missing words, and some odd phrasing. I also think that there should have been more revealed in this book-- it seems incomplete as it stands now, and just seems like build up for a second book. This is a problem that a lot of first books have. Lastly, I kept having issues with the fact that Teague and Cailin are so different in size of anatomy, and the "solution" seemed a bit hand wavy to me.
Overall, an interesting plot full of twists with intriguing world building, but needs some tune up.