Review From User :
Matt Wallace is the best writer you've never heard of. So, get to know him.
ENVY OF ANGELS is wonderful, a combination between Jim Butcher's THE DRESDEN FILES, the Marlon Brando movie THE FRESHMAN and the TV show "Hell's Kitchen." When you go to work for a paranormal catering company, you know shit is going to go South faster than a wrong turn at Albuquerque.
There are a lot of characters and this is a short book - only 40,000 words, novella-length - but Wallace does an excellent job at making each character live and breath. That's his biggest strength as a storyteller, really, a Stephen King-esque ability to breath unique life into a character based on only a sentence or two.
This is the first in the Sin de Jour series. I'll definitely be reading more.
Category: Fantasy, Paranormal, Humor
In New York, eating out can be hell.
Everyone loves a well-catered event, and the supernatural community is no different, but where do demons go to satisfy their culinary cravings?
Welcome to Sin du Jour – where devils on horseback are the clients, not the dish.
PRAISE FOR ENVY OF ANGELS:
“Matt Wallace tells a raucous, riotous tale of culinary madness – a jaw-dropping horror-fantasy restaurateur Thunderdome that makes the ‘monkey brain’ scene in Temple of Doom look like something you’d see on Nickelodeon. It’s like I dropped a heroic dose of acid and turned on the Food Network for eight hours. It’s funny and demented and sticks in you like a pinbone. Matt Wallace writes like someone just jammed a needle full of adrenaline in his heart – and then, in yours. From this point forward, I’ll read anything this guy writes.” â Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Zer0es
“No one makes me think, ‘Dammit, I should have thought of that!’ like Matt Wallace. The Sin du Jour series is something I read with equal amounts of envy and delight.” â Mur Lafferty, Campbell Award winning author of The Shambling Guide to New York City
“Envy of Angels is one of the most original urban fantasies I’ve read in a damn long time. Angels, demons and the New York restaurant scene. It doesn’t get any weirder than this. Matt Wallace is an author to watch.” â Stephen Blackmoore, author of Dead Things and Broken Souls
“Envy of Angels is exactly the breath of fresh air I didn’t know I needed: darkly funny, sweepingly inventive, and just plain fun to read. Every time I thought I got the hang of this book, the next turn took me someplace even more breathtakingly weird and wonderful. Buy it. DO IT NOW. It’s the only way we can force him to write a dozen more of these!” â Andrea Phillips, author of Revision