Title: White Heart of Justice
Author: Jill Archer
Series: Noon Onyx #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pub Date: May 27, 2014
My Copy: E-Book From my E-Book TBR Pile
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 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 apocalypse—and Noon is the only one who can prevent Armageddon from starting again…
An enjoyable delight of an urban fantasy. I really love how much fun Noon and Rafe have in this adventure/quest. She wants to win the Laurel Crown Race, so she can control her own destiny. To Noon, the winner gets to choose their own career path.
I like that Noon wants to make her own way in life. This Laurel Crown Race is important because various competitors are given contests and items to retrieve if they make it to the finals. The finals are basically a race and a quest to get certain things that have gone missing or disappeared. She really feels like because of certain events that have happened and her destruction of a certain piece of their history, Noon gets a quest that she could have never expected. Yet someone was telling her about the history of this object, the White Heart of Justice. There is a lot behind this object.
So of course, Noon gets assigned to find it. Only problem the item is in hell. So getting the item is going to be a challenge. She will get an Angel to help her in retrieving the item. She picks Rafe to help her. Noon really doesn’t have a choice, because the council puts her in a position where she has no choice but to accept this or else she will get no position or future or they will assign her wherever they would like. This makes her determine to get the White Heart of Justice. Noon also learns that Ari’s mother has information about this object. Ari’s mother claims that she is the rightful owner of the White Heart. She also has letters that Noon is going to need as they might provide her information and clues as to what to do.
During the course of the journey, Noon and Rafe start to talk about things. Also Rafe tells Noon that he wishes that he had spoke to her sooner about his feelings for her. They also talk about Rafe feeling guilty about his brothers death, yet Rafe doesn’t know a secret that Noon is keeping from him. She doesn’t tell him that Ari is his half brother, so there are things that both of them know, but don’t. They instead focus on the clues and information that was given to them by Ari’s mother. They learn a lot. Rafe comes out and tells Noon that he wishes that she would have given him a chance.
There is a lot of action. Noon learns things about herself in the course. A lot of crazy twists and turns. Plus she gets a new pet in the course of this book after her crazy trip. People tried to tell her certain things, but Noon can be stubborn and she has to do things her way. This book took some interesting developments and also Noon learns to concede some things and how to give in at times, but she gives in. Also she learns how to compromise and learn how to move forward with her life. Love the ending with Ari and how she is going to be working for him at her new post.
This was a great third book with all the action and puzzle solving. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series.