Revealing the Covers for Of Sorrow and Such and Envy of Angels

Have you been keeping up with’s week of cover reveals? You can check out covers for the new novellas from Kai Ashante Wilson, Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Cornell, and Michael R. Underwood on io9, plus get a look at the cover for Alter S Reiss’ Sunset Mantle on A Dribble of Ink, and Sylvia Spruck Wrigley’s Domnall and the Borrowed Child at the B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog.

With all the excitement, we couldn’t help but join in the fun. Today we’re revealing covers for Angela Slatter’s Of Sorrow and Such and Matt Wallace’s Envy of Angels. These two books present two drastically different takes on the paranormal, and we have two amazing and distinct covers to match!

First, check out the cover for Angela Slatter’s Of Sorrow and Such, illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso and designed by Christine Foltzer.


Publishing October 13th, World Fantasy Award winning author Margo Lanagan says “Of Sorrow and Such takes you to dark, unsettling places. Angela Slatter’s magic is earthy, bodily and beleaguered; in the hands of tough, clever Patience Gideon it’s a powerful instrument for wresting justice from a hostile world. A riveting read.” From the catalog copy:

Mistress Gideon is a witch. The locals of Edda’s Meadow, if they suspect it of her, say nary a word—Gideon has supported them, and it’s always better to keep on her good side. Just in case.

When a foolish young shapeshifter goes against the wishes of her pack, and gets herself publicly caught, the authorities find it impossible to deny the existence of the supernatural in their midst any longer; Gideon and her like are captured, bound for torture and a fiery end.

Should Gideon give up her sisters in return for a quick death? Or can she turn the situation to her advantage?

Specialising in dark fantasy and horror, Angela Slatter is the author of the Aurealis Award-winning The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, the World Fantasy Award finalist Sourdough and Other Stories, Aurealis finalist Midnight and Moonshine (with Lisa L. Hannett), among others. She is the first Australian to win a British Fantasy Award, holds an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing, is a graduate of Clarion South and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, and was an inaugural Queensland Writers Fellow. She blogs about shiny things that catch her eye.


Our designer Peter Lutjen provided plenty of options for Matt Wallace’s Envy of Angels, but none came close to topping these heavenly nuggets. (Photograph by Getty Images.)


Envy of Angels publishes October 20th. From the catalog copy:

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?

When a heavenly delicacy is brought to the kitchen, newcomers Lena and Darren put their very souls on the line…

Welcome to Sin du Jour—deviled eggs never tasted so wicked!

Matt Wallace is the author of The Next Fix, The Failed Cities, and the novella series, Slingers. He’s also penned over one hundred short stories, some of which have won awards and been nominated for others, in addition to writing for film and television. In his youth he traveled the world as a professional wrestler and unarmed combat and self-defense instructor before retiring to write full-time. He now resides in Los Angeles with the love of his life and inspiration for Sin du Jour’s resident pastry chef.


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