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April 27, 2013

DARK LIGHT OF DAY by Jill Archer

DARK LIGHT OF DAY (A Noon Onyx Novel)

by Jill Archer

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, and the world from slipping back into chaos.

Noon Onyx grew up on the banks of the river Lethe, the 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 would 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 to 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

Armageddon occurred but the world didn't come to an end.  Lucifer was the victor, but the quest weakened him and he isn't the same afterwards.  Thing basically go on as they have.. Demon worship is part of people's lives.Only now magic exists and new laws to help curb the demons. Noon is a female, the only one, born with magic that destroys. She has a twin, Night, who was born with magic that heals. Peter, a friend of Noon is trying to find a way to reverse her magic. Noon in the meantime is attending St. Lucifer's, a school for demonic law. You feel for Noon because she so hates what she is.  She wishes to have waxing magic but she is who she is and in a way, you just want to shake her and tell her to accept what she is.  but you can also look at it as, would you accept it, if it were you? Wouldn't you complain somewhat? Along with the complaining wouldn't you try to find an answer and work at changing things?  I believe you would. It was easier for her brother to accept his waxing magic since it wasn't a bad magic, it was a healing magic. I liked the excitement in the book..If you have  hard steadfast religious feelings about demons and such, then perhaps this book is not for you, You have to go into reading this book as what it is, fantasy fiction. The book is well written. I just believe you have to have the right outlook when you start reading it. If you go into this book with an open mind you can see it as reality. Don't get me wrong, it is fiction, but we need to look at different perspectives of things.  Books are for education, enjoyment, and to be thought provoking.  If you are strong in your religious beliefs then the book should not be a problem.  Those who aren't very religious, enjoy the book. Everyone is different with different beliefs and ideas.Thanks to Ms Archer for a read that can be for whoever chooses.

I give this book 3.5 Stars

I received this complimentary copy of DARK LIGHT OF DAY by Jill Archer from Manic Reviews for this unbiased review.


About Jill

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.

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