Book Review: Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer

by | Oct 31, 2012 | KUWTR

Dark Light of Day
Noon Onyx #1

Author: Jill Archer
File Size: 612 KB
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Ace (September 25, 2012)
Language: English

ISBN: 0425257150 
Summary: 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.

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.

Dark Light of Day is a great read and start to the Noon Onyx series. Archer creates a vivid, and crisp vision of this world that she created. The characters are unique and have a little something for everyone. There is magic, love, lust, dominance, and supernatural all into this mystical setting. This first installment gives you the background and sets up the next book. I look forward to reading more from Jill Archer and the rest of this series. I definitely recommend this book to others.

MY RATING:          

♥♥♥♥ 4/5 Hearts: Great Read


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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


  1. Mellodee

    Next year will be the year she will start to "get it"….then the fun begins!!The shushing Santa picture is one of the cutest I've ever seen!

  2. B

    Hahaha – this went much better than mine! Ava cried, of course!

  3. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys

    I love "real" looking Santas! I needed to find one this year to convince my 8-year old that he's real! 🙂


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