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White Heart of Justice

(Noon Onyx #3)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  33 reviews
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 t
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Ace
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It's a pleasure to return to the world of Halja. I fell in love with Noon and her tumultuous life in the first book, Dark Light of Day. I was heart-stricken by her odyssey in the second novel, Fiery Edge of Steel. Now, I'm in awe of White Heart of Justice. In awe, I tell you!

This is why I read books.

First reviewed on Tower of Babel

Noon is being tested again, and the tests are pitiless. It's all in the name of competing in the Laurel Crown Race. If she wins, she
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

I’ll admit it – after book two in the Noon Onyx series, I wasn’t super eager to keep reading. However, as soon as the cover to WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE came out, I knew I had to stick with it, logic being that there was no way a cover so pretty could be on a bad book. Luckily, I was rewarded with a well-written world, a maturing heroine, and enough action to keep me entertained the whole book.

The world-building in the series continues to amaze me. Archer
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Never once did Noon imagine how much her life would change upon setting foot inside Saint Luck's Academy so long ago. She's done her best to abide by the rules, though sometimes doing so is quite trying. A new year has come, and with it, she's won the right to compete in the prestigious Laurel Crown Race. The task she's been given seems impossible, yet she refuses to give up without a fight. If she's to succeed in fulfilling her every goal, she'll need to do everything possible to find exactly w ...more
Nicole M. Hewitt
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I’m just doing a mini-review of this book. It was honestly my least favorite in the series so far. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad by any means, but since a lot of the story focused on the possibility of a relationship between Rafe and Onyx and I’m firmly team Ari, it just didn’t keep me completely engaged. The non-romantic plot (the Laurel Crown Race) took a LONG time to go anywhere—it wasn’t until the last quarter
White Heart of Justice is a solid installment in this series, and fans are sure to love it. While I did enjoy it quite a bit (I read it in a day), it left a little to be desired. The romantic angst felt drawn out and unnecessary. Points of the plot were very predictable, and Noon felt less unique and more UF lady-with-a-weapon-wearing-leather. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it just didn’t feel as unique as this series deserves. In fact, I felt like this book checked off a lot of bullet poi ...more
Natasha Lane
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
"White Heart of Justice" is a great addition in the Noon Onyx series. Not only does the book give readers a deeper insight into the main character (especially considering what happened in the second novel) but it takes Noon to a treacherous, frozen land known as Tartarus or "the gates of hell."

In this third insertion of the series, Noon is physically and mentally put to the test, more so than in either of the previous novels. Through her struggle we see her grow stronger, we see her power develo
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it

3.5. Are always the last installments hard to rate?

It’s not easy to live up to all our expectations. This one certainly has been hard to rate and not because I didn’t like it, but due to certain doubts and extra reflections I had while reading the book.

I must say it. This has been the first time that I have felt issues with the … long feared love triangles!

Normally I wouldn’t alert about its presence but as it’s going to be an important part of the plot of this installment and knowing so man
Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
Although White Heart of Justice is a story that takes a long time to get going, the book kept me interested from start to finish because of the thorough worldbuilding and tension between characters.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
**My full review can be read on my blog: Books That Hook
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat Read

The first thing I’d like to say prior to getting into my review is, please let there be another book in the making! And if there isn’t, talk about a great but frustrating way to end a series. This is one of those happier for now type endings that always leaves me wondering what will happen next. But just like with the previous books, I couldn’t put this one down once I started. I really do enjoy Archer’s writing and I’m looking forward to seeing wh
Sandy S
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 27, 2014


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 Race—an event that will not only earn her the resp
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
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*Beware of possible spoilers*

white-heart-of-justice-noon-onyx-jill-archerNoon is still feeling the loss of Ari in her life. She loves him, but can’t forgive his betrayal at not telling her what he is; a drakon (a demon born to a human mother). She has taken this time away from him to learn to stand on her own two feet, and perfect her fighting and magic skills. That dedication leads her to be the top in her class, allowi
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review originally appeared on my blog,


With WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, the Noon Onyx series is now one of my favorite urban/dark fantasy series. The second I finished the book, I wanted to read the next book, because that ending! I’m not going to spoil anything, but if you’re like me, you’re going to want a fourth book, too.

WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE starts off with Noon fighting to be St. Luck’s competitor in the annual Laurel Crown Race. The winner gets to pick where they will
Sabina Bundgaard
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Jill Archer and her writing. I do. I received the very first Noon Onyx book (Dark Light of Day) by a friend who thought it would be a good match for me – oh boy, was it ever!
I fell in love with the characters although I was struggling a little to fully relate to Noon, I still comprehended her struggle and could understand what she was going through. When I finally sat down to read the sequel; Fiery Edge of Steel, I was sold. Utterly, completely lost into the amazing world that
Maghon Thomas
This one is the best so far! WOW! I am still a little devastated, but of some happenings, but I can’t wait to see where we go from here. So in the first two books, we learn that things are not the same anymore, I mean Armageddon did happen here people. Noon is at a school and she works with other demons, angels, the council, her parents who kind of blew me away in this one. She learns that she has some excellent friends, and she learns that friends she used to have may be the worst kind of enemy ...more
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

Noon has grown by leaps and bounds from where we first met her, almost to the point where she's almost unrecognizable in comparison. Gone is the whiny, insecure overall annoying girl, and in her place is this confident woman, not afraid to use her magic and fight for what she wants. It honestly was refreshing to see. There were several times throughout reading this book where I was cheering her on and wanted to give her around of applause. F

Trinitytwo’s point of view

Noon Onyx is a unique personage in Halja, the post apocalyptic country in which Lucifer and his army rose victorious against the Savior and his angels almost two thousand years ago. In this world of demons and angels who live among humans it is up to the Host, humans whose bloodlines are mixed with demon-kind, to prevent total chaos by upholding and enforcing the strict laws of the land. A talented third year student of St. Lucifer’s Law School, Noon is the only known f
Ashley E
When I picked up book 1 in this series, I wasn't at all sure what I was getting into. Lawyers and demons? The Apocalypse come and gone? I may have been a bit suspicious going in, but by the time I hit my stride, I was hooked. Book 3, White Heart of Justice, didn't let me down. Noon Onyx is just as stubborn as she ever was, but she's matured and strengthened a lot since her first days at St. Luck's. Now in her second year as a Maegester-in-Training, she's facing her biggest challenge yet. And she ...more
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I really enjoyed the first two books in the Noon Onyx series, and I loved White Heart of Justice just as much, if not more. This time Noon wins the right to compete in the prestigious Laurel Crown Race, which if she wins, will garner her fame and respect, as well as the chance to choose where her fourth year assignment will be. Of course she’s given an impossible mission, to retrieve the White Heart of Justice, a sword that has been missing for hundreds of years that many have searched for and f ...more
Eva Millien
Sep 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Noon is finally embracing her powers and won the right to compete in the prestigious race which will gain her the respect of her peers but the right to control her future, but once again Noon is the only one who can prevent Armageddon from starting in this thrilling urban fantasy.

This steady to fast paced story takes riders on a thrill ride as Noon embraces her powers just in time to prevent Armageddon. The author describes the story with well written scenes and details that capture the imaginat
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This series has held my attention hostage for a week. Being able to read book and book in a series with no time delay: priceless! Now I am seriously craving book four. It cannot get here soon enough.

Captivating. Enthralling. Filled with action. Ms. Archer has created a unique world filled with vivid characters and interesting scenarios based on the premise that Armageddon came 2000 years ago, and Lucifer's army won. But the world Archer created is not what you'd automatically assume it to be. I
Silver Lining
A sword by any other name…

I am puzzled.
I like Jill Archer's writing style. But I don't like being reminded every other page of something that happened only two chapters ago.
I know I often complain about writers quoting events that happened previously (in another book) you don't actually remember because… Let's face it… Books are only a part of your life (yeah, it breaks my heart too).
But, I want Jean M. Aurel and Jill Archer to listen carefully : I am not a six-year-old. I remember what happened
Michele Avery
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Now that's out of the way, I have to say that I LOVE THIS SERIES! I have really enjoyed Noon's journey to discover herself and what she is capable of.

White Heart of Justice is book 3 of the series and while I think you could read it without having read the first 2, I would highly recommend you read them first.

Picking up with Noon trying to move forward with "losing" Ari, Noon is pushing forward with her studies and tryin
Jul 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Disclaimer: I received this book for free through Goodreads First Readers program.

Not having read the previous two books, I had to at least get the first novel before reading this one. And it was a good thing I did, because while there's some exposition, a reader definitely needs to be familiar with previous material. (I still need to get book two.)

White Heart of Justice was a surprisingly quick read, unlike the first book. Noon is in her third semester of demon law school and becomes eligible f
Luna Lovebooks
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Likes: I like that the information dump that can be found in the first two novels is absent for this novel. Readers can focus more on the current story and action. I love that Noon is now comfortable in her own skin. In the first two novels, we were introduced to Host magic and Angel magic. This novel presents a new kind of magic – perennial. I can’t wait to see how all three play into the next installment. There are quite a
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was my first taste of Jill Archer's work and I will definitely be reading more of her work. I enjoyed this book even though it is the third in this series and while I wasn't lost, I feel like I would have enjoyed this even more if I had read the first two books beforehand. I know I would have been so much more invested in the Noon & Ari storyline but I will say that I think that the relationship between Noon & Rafe was much easier for me to picture specifically because I hadn't read about A ...more
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have to admit when I first went into the Noon Onyx novels I wasn't expecting to love the systems and world so much. I was on the fence, but they consistently win me over. I can't say much without revealing any spoilers in the plot but if you've read the first two you'll remember the big reveal of the second.

This third one picks up not long after and as she continues to push forward with her studies, dealing with the ramifications of what happened. Her overall character development in the ser
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and better. Noon is tested more than ever before. She is growing into her powers and finally seems to be taking control of them. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book.

The main plot in this novel revolves around a special competition where Primus vs Primus from all the various magic schools. Each is given a near impossible task to complete. Most are not expected to succeed or survive. The winner of the competition gets to choose the position of their ch
Bethany C
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Noon and this series. I cannot wait for a new book (and hopefully 20 more) to come out. This is one of not many series books that can stand on its own well without having read the others (although I do highly recommend doing so!) I was very late in starting these books; I can't imagine how long the wait has seemed to Noon fans that read these books when they came out originally. The ending wasn't exactly a cliffhanger, but it's set-up has me dying to find out what happens next. ...more
Molly Smith
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Interesting, didn't go where I expected but I like where it ended up. I enjoy this series and look forward to see what happens to Noon in the next novel (I hope there is one). I like the world and enjoy the storytelling. Click on the link for the full review at That's What I'm Talking About blog:
Received ARC on 5/29/14

Started reading 5/31/14

I really struggled with this book ... it was hard for me to get into. I did enjoy the relationship between Noon and Rafe, but the ending makes even that seem unlikely ....
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Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels about a postgrad magic user and her off-campus adventures. The series includes DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

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