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From an early age, Noon Onyx promised herself that she would never reveal her most terrifying secret. She was born with waning magic, something she’s despised from the moment she learned what lay within her. Her best friend, Peter Aster, has done everything to shield her from the world around her, yet nothing has prepared either of them for the next phase of their life’s journey. It’s time for Noon to step into the halls of St. Luck’s Academy, something the two of them have dreaded since they were children.

Dark Light Of Day thrusts the reader into Noon’s chaotic life. She’s been gifted a magic she wants nothing to do with, yet she can’t seem to rid herself of it. We get to see the decisions she takes along the way as she tries to assert herself within the new world she’s been pushed into. From the moment she sets foot into the academy, she knows nothing will ever remain the same.

Despite everything, she’s reluctant to accept what she’s been gifted. Who wouldn’t be? If I were in Noon’s shoes, I’d question the world around me, too. Like Noon, I’m the nurturing type. She aches to know what it’s like to create life, to be able to hold it within her hands. The fact that she possesses waning magic prevents her from ever knowing what that will be like. It’s moments like this that makes the reader want to wrap their arms around Noon and hug her as much as possible. That’s how much feeling has been injected into the story and the characters within it. You see and feel everything they do.

darklightofdaybcThroughout her entire life, Noon has been dealt hard hands. Jill Archer shows us this every time Noon comes in contact with her parents. Her brother, in all honesty, is her only saving grace. He’s accepted the cards life has dealt him, and would do anything to make Noon’s life easier if he could. In some instances, he does.

I truly enjoyed learning more about the world Jill has created around Noon and the rest of these delightful characters. The premise of this series revolves around the consequences of Armageddon and what it would be like living in a world where demons, humans, and angels coexist. Living in this world isn’t easy for anyone. It’s shown in the myriad of ways each of these characters interact with each other and others. Still, they do the best they can, striving to survive in every way possible.

 

 

Book Description:

Armageddon is over. The demons won. And yet somehow…the world has continued. Survivors worship patron demons under a draconian system of tributes and rules. These laws keep the demons from warring among themselves, the world from slipping back into chaos.

Noon Onyx grew up on the banks of the river Lethe, daughter of a prominent politician, and a descendant of Lucifer’s warlords. Noon has a secret—she was born with waning magic, the dark, destructive, fiery power that is used to control demons and maintain the delicate peace among them. But a woman with waning magic is unheard of and some will consider her an abomination.

Noon is summoned to attend St. Lucifer’s, a school of demon law. She must decide whether to declare her powers there…or attempt to continue hiding them, knowing the price for doing so may be death. And once she meets the forbiddingly powerful Ari Carmine—who suspects Noon is harboring magic as deadly as his own—Noon realizes there may be more at stake than just her life.

 

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Excerpt:

Dark Light of Day

Noon Onyx #1

 

“I’ve been watching you, wondering, waiting to see where you’d end up. After all, there are other demon law schools,” Seknecus said, making a moue of distaste that made it clear exactly what he thought of them. “But I was happy to see that you chose St. Lucifer’s.”

Technically my mother chose St. Lucifer’s . . . But there seemed no reason to interrupt to clarify that bit of misinformation. Seknecus wandered around the room, picking through papers, flipping open and quickly shutting the front covers of various leather-bound books, never meeting my eye. I had no doubt, however, that his attention was fully focused on me.

“So, you see, seeing your name on my list wasn’t exactly a surprise, although it appeared much later than I would have liked.”

He did look at me then, with a frown of disapproval. I did my best to look expressionless because none seemed appropriate. It wouldn’t do to look amused, bored or, Luck forbid, rebellious. Seknecus stared at me with narrowed eyes and then went back to wandering.

“You’ve got some catching up to do,” he said, addressing a copy of Sin and Sanction: Codification & Case Law. “It doesn’t matter why or what excuses you’ve got for yourself. You will be held to the same standards as everyone else, regardless of whose daughter you are. And you’ve missed a lot of class already.”

I opened my mouth to protest, but he cut me off with a wave.

“Manipulation class,” he clarified. “You’re going to have to work ten times as hard as everyone else just to pass. Quintus Rochester doesn’t go easy on students and he’s likely to see your absence during the early part of the semester as a challenge. You know, failing is not an option. Not if you want to live . . .”

 

 

jillarcherAbout The Author:

Jill Archer writes dark, genre-bending fantasy from rural Maryland. Her novels include Dark Light of Day, Fiery Edge of Steel, White Heart of Justice, and Pocket Full of Tinder. She loves cats, coffee, books, movies, day tripping, and outdoor adventuring.

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Praise for

WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE

 

“High stakes and powerful magic collide…”

Publishers Weekly

 

“A compelling heroine and mythos!”

RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

 

“Will leave all urban fantasy lovers wanting more.”

Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)

 

“I spent the entire novel compulsively reading, racing to the finish.”

Bitten by Books

 

“The best so far… I SERIOUSLY CHEERED… an action packed piece of excellence.”

Happy Tails and Tales

 

Praise for

FIERY EDGE OF STEEL

 

“Original and clever urban fantasy.”

Publishers Weekly

 

“Fresh and fascinating series!”

RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

 

“A believability that sucks you in like world-bending magic.”

Bitten By Books

 

“A fantastic blend of danger, adventure, magic, love, and the quest for truth.”

The Qwillery

 

“Entertaining and addicting… cannot wait to see what future books bring to this series.”

Night Owl Reviews

 

Praise for

DARK LIGHT OF DAY

 

“Spectacular debut novel.”

—USA Today bestselling author Faith Hunter

 

“An abundance of adventure, mystery and passion!”

RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

 

“Delightfully dark and unique.”

Bitten By Books

 

“Archer is now down on my ‘never miss’ author list.”

Night Owl Reviews

 

“Overwhelmingly addictive.”

Tower of Babel

 

 

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