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Dark Light of Day (Noon Onyx #1)

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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 Lucif
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Ace
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FV Angela
Review originally posted at http://www.fictionvixen.com/review-da...

From the blurb:


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 wit
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Jamie
Aug 21, 2013 Jamie rated it liked it
LAWYERS FOR DEMONS.

The entire concept of this book was fascinating. It is post-apocalyptic and the negative forces have won the war. This probably steps on some peoples toes and bothers them, but I thought it was brilliant. The setting, foundation and writing style were all fantastic. I was engaged enough that I couldn't put it down. i must admit this is one of my favourite worlds I have read about because it is so unique. Yet, I am seriously conflicted as to to whether or not I enjoy this book.
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Kristin Taggart
I don't use star ratings, so please read my review!

(Description nicked from B&N.com.)

“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: S
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Sandy
Sep 15, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it
DARK LIGHT OF DAY (Noon Onyx) by Jill Archer

Book blurb: 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, de
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Sandra
Apr 25, 2014 Sandra rated it really liked it
If I had had to rate Dark Light of Day based on just how the first quarter was, I would have just given it 2 stars and probably would have been pretty acidic in my review.

Just all my notes are concentrated on that 25%. On the one hand, I wasn’t enjoying the writing, the similes I found first were weird and nonsensical to me and I wasn’t catching a lot due to lack of world building. On the other, I dreaded this was going to be a hideous new adult novel (a genre I am used to despise) that no worl
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Vikki
Oct 29, 2012 Vikki rated it really liked it
Review:
First Line: 'The wind whipping across my face made it feel like I'd just scrubbed with camphor and bits of glass.'
Dark Light of Day is set in the country of Halja, and it was here that the war between Lucifer's army and the Saviour's army was fought. Only this time...good didn't win. But it has been 2,000 years since that fateful battle has fought and the people of Halja have moved on and leant to live with the demon next door. I find this concept fascinating, I honestly don't think I've
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Babel
I was very excited to read about a world ruled by demons. Think about it. What happens after the Apocalypse? Nothing? A new everything? I always wondered what the world would be like. If civilization would cease to exist or if any remnants would be left behind. How would humanity face desolation by demons?
Jill Archer has crafted a world in the Noon Onyx series that is not only surviving biblical Apocalypse, but thriving in the aftermath, though in a very peculiar way.

Noon is an aberration in her
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Lissette
Sep 13, 2016 Lissette rated it it was amazing
From an early age, Noon Onyx promised herself that she would never reveal her most terrifying secret. She was born with waning magic, something she's despised from the moment she learned what lay within her. Her best friend, Peter Aster, has done everything to shield her from the world around her, yet nothing has prepared either of them for the next phase of their life's journey. It's time for Noon to step into the halls of St. Luck's Academy, something the two of them have dreaded since they we ...more
Skaw
There were a lot of things I liked about this book. I liked the world and the magic system the author created. I liked the main character.

I didn't particularly care for the heroine's love interest. I really wanted her to beat him with something hard, like a baseball bat. He was pretentious and condescending. I was quite sad when she finally gave in and admitted she loved him. Maybe he'll die in the next book (probably not - *sigh*). This is a personal bias however and most readers probably like
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Venus Smurf
I won the second book in this series as a Firstreads giveaway, and as great ast it was, of course I went out and bought the entire set the second I could. I just haven't reviewed until now.

This is an amazing series. The books are fast paced but still very detailed, the characters are just awesome (well, except for Peter. He was too obvious a tool from the start), and the story is entertaining and creative.

I don't need to go into summary, but the whole "the Apocalypse is over and we're just deali
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E_bookpushers
Joint Review with Has originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/10/24/...


Publisher: Ace
Publish Date: Out now
How we got this book: ARC from the publisher via NetGalley

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 daughte
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a_tiffyfit
Purchased to read before a book tour for book 2, Fiery Edge of Steel. Loved it. Review to come.
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I really enjoyed this book, cannot believe it didn’t hit my radar until now. I am a host on the upcoming blog tour for book 2, “Fiery Edge of Steel” and the premise of that book seemed so good that I figured I had to read this one first!

From the synopsis, we know that this is a different society. Armageddon has happened; the demons have won. That right there should tell you that this is boo
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Kikijanika
Oct 05, 2016 Kikijanika rated it it was amazing
This one was actually a re-read. It's been a couple of years since I first read this series and I remembered liking it a lot. I still like it and now when I knew what was going to happen later I could see some things in a new light. This was also one of the first new adult series I ever read and I remember finding it refreshing after all the 15 and 16-year old protagonists.

*SPOILER ALERT*

Dark light of day tells about Noon Onyx, a young woman living in the world of Halja where after the great war
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Sarah
Feb 27, 2017 Sarah rated it liked it
Read this ages ago, some how it didn't get added even though the others did.
Urban Fantasy Demonic Law School
Jennifer  (Books That Hook)
*This review was written prior to winning a copy on Goodreads. I have edited this review after re-reading the book. The revised review can be read on my blog. Also, I have raised my rating from 3.5 stars to 4 stars, because we are no longer using half stars on our blog.*

Dark Light of Day is an urban fantasy (supposedly; it feels more like fantasy to me) set in a post-apocalyptic world. The demons won. Now people worship demons. There is a lot of mythological development, but the world itself lef
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Natasha Lane
Nov 23, 2016 Natasha Lane rated it really liked it
*WARNING: THIS BOOK IS A PAGE TURNER AND YOU WILL HAVE TO PUT YOUR LIFE ON PAUSE*

Jill Archer has a created a world with so much detail and imagination I believe it rivals the magical world of Harry Potter. Yes, I said it, toss the grenades at your will or hear me out...

Somewhere between apocalypse, mystery, and NA, "Dark Light of Day" drew me into a world that was strikingly different,, yet similar to the one I live in now. The story's main character is named Noon and despite her being female, s
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Nicole Hewitt
Mar 29, 2014 Nicole Hewitt rated it really liked it
This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Dark Light of Day is a unique fantasy novel that takes place after Armageddon - after the demons won. The world is now run by demons, and humans with no powers (or Hyrkes, as they're called in this book) are meant to adore them.

Of course, someone has to keep those demons in line, and that's the job of the Maegesters, humans with a drop of demon blood who posses waning powers - which gives them the ability to destroy
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Cameron
Sep 04, 2012 Cameron rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat Read

I’m not sure why I waited so long to read this book because it truly was a pleasure to read. Right from the start I was pulled into the story, and several times I found myself wanting to continue reading even though I knew I had to stop for the day. I could very easily have read this in one sitting.

I loved Noon. She’s feisty, conflicted, rather sarcastic at times, caring (sometimes to a fault), and determined (though not always for the right reason
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Paradoxical
The premise of Dark Light of Day is pretty fascinating. Armageddon happened, but the world didn't end. Lucifer won, but he's greatly weakened and hasn't been seen since the final battle. People live their lives worshiping demons, but it is both as prominent and not as prominent as you may think. It's a bit hard to describe, actually. People, basically, live like they have always lived, but there is now magic and new laws that curb demons and give everything structure.

Noon is the only female born
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Eric Townsend
Sep 19, 2012 Eric Townsend rated it really liked it
Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer is about a world where the apocalypse has already occurred and the demons actually won. Despite this change in power the way of life has barely been altered. In fact, it has been so long since Armageddon that the truth about much that happened in that war has been lost or forgotten. Enter Nouiomo Onyx, or Noon as she is better known, who has waning magic, something that no female was ever supposed to have. Some would shun her, or possibly much worse, if they knew ...more
Sabina Bundgaard
Feb 21, 2013 Sabina Bundgaard rated it really liked it
I read this book some time ago, but never got around to reviewing. Simply because time ran away from me. I really enjoyed this book. There where elements I didn’t like, but Jill Archer writes so amazingly, it was a minor thing. I could abstract from it without problem.

I need to explain a little about the world Jill created so you can follow.

Armageddon did happen and the Demons won. But life, although a bit different, still carried on.

There are two kinds of magic; the waning magic of the Maegeste
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Kt
Oct 02, 2012 Kt rated it it was ok
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

Armageddon had come and gone with the demons being the victors. The survivors worship the demons through rituals and sacrifices in order to survive. The demons in turn are held under a very strict set of rules that keeps things from degenerating into death and chaos again. These rules are upheld by those with waning magic, which until recently was only seen in males. But Noon Onyx is the exception to that rule. For years she has tried to hid
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Leeanna
Apr 29, 2014 Leeanna rated it really liked it
This review originally appeared on my blog, Leeanna.me.

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The first in the Noon Onyx series, DARK LIGHT OF DAY is a paranormal/urban fantasy set at in a demon law school. Yup, you read that right. Noon is studying to be a Maegester, a demon peacekeeper/lawyer/executioner when necessary. Armageddon is over. The demons won, they rule Halja, and they love rules.

Women of the Host are Mederi healers, men are Maegester destroyers. But something went wrong with Noon and her twin brother, Night. She’s k
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Anna
Fade in on a girl who is not who she was meant to be.

It has been two millennia since Armageddon. A new society emerged from the ashes of a very destructive war.
Noon Onyx was born into this apocalyptic world. Sure, Heaven may have been destroyed - or so it is believed - and Lucifer (Luck for short) may have died on the battlefield. Sure, demons rule the world, and Humans... Errr, Hyrkes, have to worship them. Sure, everyone has to follow very strict rules or else, the demons will live how they in
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Readsalot81
Sep 30, 2012 Readsalot81 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This reads like a YA. A really weak one. IIRC... the heroine is 21 years old. There are things I really enjoyed about the book. The author has a strong voice, the ideas of humans and demons interacting, having gone to war, and now the humans have to worship demons of their choosing is a unique twist on the plethora of demon books out there.

Noon Onyx is a 21 year old that's been born (or cursed depending on how you look at it) with the powers of waning magic. That's normally a power that's usuall
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Michelle
Sep 16, 2012 Michelle rated it did not like it
Dark Light of Day is the first book in the Noon Onyx series by Jill Archer.

Blurb:

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
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Lizz
Oct 09, 2012 Lizz rated it it was amazing
The apocalypse is over... the demons won.

Welcome to a world ruled by demons. The non-magical people, called Hyrkes, worship them and give offerings, as one would to a god, while the magical people, or the Host, keep them in check, and enforce their own laws on them.

Noon Onyx was raised with her twin brother as Hyrkes, because they were born with a deep secret. Noon was born with waning, or death magic, and Night, her brother, was born with waxing, or life magic. This is completely unheard of,
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Nikki
Apr 28, 2014 Nikki rated it really liked it
I got this book for free from a giveaway hosted by Goodreads.

Noon is a part of a world where Armageddon happened and the demons won the war. Now, rules exist that separate the demons from humans and as long as the humans obey the rules, the demons will not attack each other and cause another catastrophe.

Noon was expected to have waxing magic, especially because she's a female and because her mother is thought of having the greatest amount of waxing power ever. Yet Noon was born with waning power
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Alysa H.
Apr 22, 2014 Alysa H. rated it liked it
I received this book through Goodreads First Reads.

It took me a little while to get into this, but once Noon started to find her stride in Demon Law School it really picked up. The ins and outs of this demonic Alternate Universe were the best part of the book for me -- which is also why I'm a little ambivalent about the world-building. It's very detailed in some ways but completely opaque in others. Archer obviously knows how to invent and write about law, but perhaps needs work on her metaphysi
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Jenn
Feb 16, 2014 Jenn rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, new-adult
I waited a long time to pick up Dark Light of Day. I was intrigued by the concept from the get-go but I found the cover a little off-putting. But after seeing all sorts of rave reviews around the blogosphere, I decided it was time to give it a shot. And boy, am I glad I did! Jill Archer’s debut novel is absolutely amazing and I’m so glad I finally took my first steps into Noon’s world.

First off, Archer has created a great series mythology. Dark Light of Day is a post-apocalyptic novel but the ap
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