Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review - Dark Light of Day

Dark Light of Day 
Noon Onyx Book #1 
By Jill Archer 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Publisher: Ace 
ISBN: 978-0-425-25715-9 
Number of pages: 384 
Word Count: 123,000 
Buy Links: Barnes & Noble, Amazon 

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.


In book one of the new exciting Noon Onyx series, a battle between good and evil had occurred on Earth over two-thousand years ago, leaving Lucifer and his demon followers in victory. Now, the demons rule over the humans as either rules or tributes.

The main character is Noon Onyx, a descendent of one of Lucifer's warriors and she is also a politician's daughter, is studying to be a lawyer, but she is hiding a deep secret from everyone. She has magical powers that control demons, but these waning powers are non exclusive to women. If anyone found out about her, her life could be in danger, so her best friend Peter Aster (an angel) has been helping to keep her secret. That is until Ari Carmine, a Maegester-in-training with waning powers of his own, learns about Noon's powers.

I have read my share of urban fantasies and paranormal romances, though most of them consisted of vampires, werewolves, or both, but I was surprised to learn that Dark Light of Day had an original storyline about the aftermath of an Armageddon. The twist is that evil defeated good! Author Jill Archer has written an interesting new world with a twist filled plot and likeable characters. I was sucked into Noon's magical world by chapter two and I couldn't put it down until I had finished reading it. Overall, Dark Light of Day is an exciting fantasy adventure that I recommend to other readers.

Note: I received this book free from Bewitching Book Tours and Ace Publishing.

About the Author:

Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jill earned a bachelor of science from Penn State University and later moved to Baltimore to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She went on to practice law as a “dirt lawyer” for ten years, specializing in real estate law, municipal development, commercial leasing, and anything involving exceedingly lengthy legalese-like contractual monstrosities.

Jill now lives in rural Maryland with her two children and husband, who is a recreational pilot. Weekends are often spent flying around in the family’s small Cessna, visiting tiny un-towered airfields and other local points of interest.

twitter: @archer_jill

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