Book Review: Envy of Angels (Sin du Jour #1) by Matt Wallace
“I’ll just come right out and say I’m not good with it. It’s the difference between serving demons and being one.” “That’s a pretty fine distinction.” “No, it’s not.”
Good urban fantasy concept: down-on-their-luck muggle cooks happen onto a food service which carters to supernatural clients. Essentially a novel-length expansion of a one-line joke, but well done.
“Demons can die?” “Everything dies, little one.”
Lots of kitchen humor, which folks who’ve seen Ratatouille will get. Whether it’s better is debatable.
“All things are possible. Illusion is often easiest.”
Quibble: “How did she make the eggs.” Betrays a basic lack of knowledge about chickens; no rooster necessary for eggs—just fertile eggs. My chicken expert opines, “Roosters are nothing but trouble.”
“Business as usual. Which is to say our only god is chaos.”
Lost a star for gratuitous profanity.
I’m not sure we want to find out why a billion-dollar corporation needs a magical lock.”