Review: Fiery Edge Of Steel – Jill Archer
Noon Onyx has had a difficult life. She’s sworn herself from ever using her waning magic, most especially against another person. It’s not that she fears the magic itself, mind you. She abhors using it to harm others. Deep inside, the magic and her temperament collide on so many levels. Part of her wants to remain aloof, while another part of her knows she’ll need to confront the circumstances that have led her to where she is now.
Faced with a difficult decision, Noon soon realizes that life isn’t as easy as it seems. Most especially when it comes to keeping others safe. Yes, she’s a Maegester, but she can’t help herself in wishing that she were anything but what she truly is. It doesn’t matter that she’s the daughter of a man who wields such great powers. All that matters is that she’s reneging on who and what she is in the hopes of becoming something else entirely.
Against her better judgment, she’s soon thrown into a situation that just might make or break her. Noon knows that she has no choice but to do as she’s been asked to do. The thought of rebelling has crossed her mind many a time, though she knows that doing so won’t get her to where she needs to be. Never-the-less, she can’t help balking at the idea.
With her beloved Ari by her side, and their new two guardians, Noon sets off to discover the secrets behind the remote outpost they’ve been sent to investigate. Something is definitely amiss, though she’s unable to decipher as to what exactly is causing the disruption along the way. Vowing to do everything possible to complete the task at hand while retaining her beloved morals, she soon realizes that not everything is what it seems. Sometimes, in order to the right thing, you have to let go of that which makes you unique. Unfortunately, she’s not sure if she can do just that, most especially when it comes to keeping herself and everyone else around her alive and in one piece until the mission is said and done.
I started this series on the second book, but I’ve got to admit that this book also reads as a standalone. Yes, it continues from bits and pieces from the first book, but it also brings in something new and refreshing to Noon Onyx herself. I’ve a little catching up to do with reading book one, but I honestly can’t wait. Jill has crafted a very unique world with such vivid pictures painted that it’s easy to immerse yourself in Noon’s world. A refreshing read, I honestly look forward to what’s to come for the Noon Onyx series.
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Lucifer and his army triumphed at Armageddon, leaving humans and demons living in uncertain peace based on sacrifice and strict laws. It is up to those with mixed demon and human blood, the Host, to prevent society from falling into anarchy.
Noon Onyx is the first female Host in memory to wield the destructive waning magic that is used to maintain order among the demons. Her unique abilities, along with a lack of control and a reluctance to kill, have branded her as an outsider among her peers. Only her powerful lover, Ari Carmine, and a roguish and mysterious Angel, Rafe Sinclair, support her unconventional ways.
When Noon is shipped off to a remote outpost to investigate several unusual disappearances, a task that will most likely involve trying and killing the patron demon of that area, it seems Luck is not on her side. But when the outpost settlers claim that an ancient and evil foe has stepped out of legend to commit the crimes, Noon realizes that she could be facing something much worse than she ever imagined.…
About The Author:
Jill Archer is the author of Dark Light of Day, the first book in the Noon Onyx series. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jill now lives in rural Maryland with her two children and her husband, who is a recreational pilot. She blogs about books, movies, interesting people, and various weekend adventures.
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