White Heart of Justice
By Jill Archer
(Ace, Mass Market Paperback, 9780425257173, 304pp.)
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
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Since Lucifer claimed victory at Armageddon, demons, angels, and humans have coexisted in uneasy harmony. Those with waning magic are trained to maintain peace and order. But hostilities are never far from erupting
After years of denying her abilities, Noon Onyx, the first woman in history to wield waning magic, has embraced her power. She’s won the right to compete in the prestigious Laurel Crown Racean event that will not only earn her the respect of her peers but also, if she wins, the right to control her future.
However, Noon’s task is nearly impossible: retrieve the White Heart of Justice, a mythical sword that disappeared hundreds of years ago. The sword is rumored to be hidden in a dangerous region of Halja that she is unlikely to return from. But Noon’s life isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance. The sword holds an awesome power that, in the wrong hands, could reboot the apocalypseand Noon is the only one who can prevent Armageddon from starting again
Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jill Archer, author of the Noon Onyx novels including The Dark Light of Day and The Fiery Edge of Steel, earned a bachelor of science from Pennsylvania 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 for ten years. Jill now lives in rural Maryland with her two children and her husband, who is a recreational pilot. Her weekends are often spent flying around in the family’s small Cessna, visiting tiny, un-towered airfields and other local points of interest.
Praise for the Noon Onyx series
“A original and clever urban fantasy…Excitement and action leap from the pages as Archer’s skill with description pulls readers fully into her magical world.”—Publishers Weekly
“An astounding adventure tale. Archer’s unique world, where Lucifer’s army triumphed at Armageddon, is filled with adherence to strict laws that keep an uneasy peace between races…A really fresh and fascinating series!”—RT Book Reviews
“Spectacular.”—Faith Hunter, USA Today bestselling author
“[A] coming of age/New Adult set in a dark world where demons have won…A lively and engaging fantasy which twisted some elements in a refreshing way.”—Book Pushers
“Archer has created a dark world that will grab your attention from the very start.”—The Reading Café