White Heart of Justice by Jill Archer

White Heart of Justice (A Noon Onyx Novel) by Jill ArcherNoon and Ari have severed contact. Noon’s not even sure where he is; all she knows is that he has a terrible secret that only she and the parties of their last expedition know, and one of them appears to have feelings for her. Noon’s decided to concentrate on her magical future by accepting who she is and seeking her permanent position as a waning magical user. With this in mind, she takes on all-comers in a bid to compete in the Laurel Crown Race, seeking out a person or magical artifact nearly impossible to recover in an effort to select her permanent posting. Unfortunately, the article selected for her to recover is being sought by more than one party and could renew the apocalypse that killed thousands, and resulted in Lucifer’s victory over the angels. If Noon brings back that sword, she will able to control her destiny but could be responsible for plunging Halja back into civil war. For a young woman who has had no control over her life to date, winning is paramount, but at what cost?

Creative, unique, dark, twisty and a whole slew of other adjectives, Jill Archer’s unique apocalyptic vision is incredible. In this junior (3rd) installment; White Heart of Justice, you’d expect some author slump, because every good author can and does have a lot to say in the first novel maybe even the second, but by the third, they’ve run out of steam, they’re under pressure from editors and publishers, they didn’t live with the story for years fine tuning it before getting published, etc. But not Jill Archer. Does it have the finesse and complexity of the first two? Nope. But it doesn’t matter, mostly, because she’s just that good. The prologue…ah, the prologue, like a gritty rum on the tongue, demanding, powerful, full-flavored and utterly destructive.

There are several layers to the word “wow”. There’s a shocked, momentary scare, “WOW!” There’s the, oh my God what a perfect, thoughtful, gift “Wow!” And then there’s the, I’m speechless and reverently in awe, “wow”…like the first time you see your children after birth kind of wow. That last wow? I reserve for miracles and writers like Jill Archer. Her prologue in this story hit me like that, a gut punch, no breath left, kind of wow. I spent the entire novel compulsively reading, racing to the finish to see what would happen to Ari. And you know what? I need to go back and sip next time; I have book hangover. Yep she left me with book post-traumatic stress. Shocked, stunned, amazed, and doubting what happened, the best kind of finish to an installment in any series. Why? So you come back, silly! If you want a gut punch kind of fantasy, Jill Archer is your “IT” girl.

Book Stats:

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (May 27, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425257177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425257173

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Books in the Noon Onyx series in the order they should be read:
Dark Light of Day
Fiery Edge of Steel
White Heart of Justice

Noon and Ari have severed contact. Noon’s not even sure where he is; all she knows is that he has a terrible secret that only she and the parties of their last expedition know, and one of them appears to have feelings for her. Noon’s decided to concentrate on her magical future by accepting who …

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Summary : Creative, unique, dark, twisty and a whole slew of other adjectives, Jill Archer’s unique apocalyptic vision is incredible. In this junior (3rd) installment; White Heart of Justice, you’d expect some author slump, because every good author can and does have a lot to say in the first novel maybe even the second, but by the third, they've run out of steam, they’re under pressure from editors and publishers, they didn't live with the story for years fine tuning it before getting published, etc. But not Jill Archer. Does it have the finesse and complexity of the first two? Nope. But it doesn't matter, mostly, because she’s just that good. The prologue…ah, the prologue, like a gritty rum on the tongue, demanding, powerful, full-flavored and utterly destructive.

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3 comments

  1. Neat. Love the cover on this one and it sounds cool, too. Haven’t heard of this series before, so I guess I’ll have to keep an eye out.

  2. wow just added this series to by TBR list – sounds great and something I would enjoy

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