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Preludes & Nocturnes
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Preludes & Nocturnes


New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.

In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman.

This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings," which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.

Includes issues 1-8 of the original series.

Title:Preludes & Nocturnes
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages
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    Preludes & Nocturnes Reviews

  • Patrick
    Jan 18, 2014

    First off, let's be clear, I'm a big soppy fan of Gaiman's Work. Secondly, I've read the Sandman series several times before. So this is more a record of my fond re-reading and musing about this story...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    May 21, 2016

    I thought it was time I added The Sandman. It fits precisely into my systematic program of reading. “Hold on!” I can hear all you folks out there saying. “ Your 'systematic program of reading'? ...

  • Alejandro
    Jun 17, 2013

    FanTABulous preluDe! Creative Team:Writer: Neil GaimanIllustrators: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg & Malcolm Jones IIICovers: Dave McKeanLetterer: Todd Klein A PRELUdE TO dREAM It is NEVER “only a dr...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 03, 2015

    Mr Gaiman, thank you for the dream. See what I did there? But in all fairness this is a dream. This comic is just everything I want a comic to be. It’s dark and brutal; it’s profound and sophisti...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Dec 16, 2014

    I need to admit something. I've never "gotten" Neil Gaiman's books. They confuse the hell out of me. I really never know where he is going with a story. *gasp* This one was some freaky ass shit. Some...

  • HFK
    Feb 15, 2016

    Neil Gaiman is a bit of an black sheep to me. What I mean by that is that I absolutely adore his ass off. He is one of those authors that writes so beautifully, vividly, creatively that it is almost i...

  • Will M.
    May 11, 2014

    One of those graphic novels that are so famous and hyped up that it makes you want to read them. The consequence though would be that expectations tend to rocket up. I am more disappointed than entert...

  • Brad
    Mar 25, 2008

    Since joining goodreads, I’ve been baffled by the Neil Gaiman love fest. American Gods, Neverwhere, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, they appear to be universally loved, and I’ve been skeptical of th...

  • Kirstine
    May 22, 2012

    "I am anti-life, the beast of judgement. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, Gods, worlds... of everything. And what will you be then, Dreamlord?""I am hope."This is my favou...

  • Antonio
    Aug 23, 2014

    Esta es la primera novela gráfica de estilo occidental que leí y también es el primer comic que leí, dejando de lado a Condorito así que mi opinión tal vez no sea la más calificada en el tema, ...