By Neil Gaiman
Illustrators: Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Chris Bachalo, Michael Zulli, & Steve Parkhouse, illustrators; Todd Klein & John Costanza, letterers; Robbie Busch, colorist; Dave McKean, covers and design
Place: Publisher & Year: New York, NY : DC Comics, 1995
Genres: Fantasy, dark fantasy, contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy, mythic fiction, adventure, horror
Format: Graphic novel
Series: The Sandman series; 2
Intended audience: adult
Number of pages: 232
Settings: Various dream worlds and locations in the US and England, including a convention for serial killers.
Time period: 1989
Plot Summary: Following a delightful introduction by Clive Barker, the reader is reminded or learns for the first time (through text) what occurred in the previous story.
After regaining his powers and realm after more than seventy years have passed, Morpheus has his servant, Matthew, take a census of the dream realms and discover a handful of missing entities – some of which should not be free to roam. Morpheus also becomes aware of the first vortex of the era – a young woman named Rose Walker. Morpheus has Matthew watch Rose, as she poses a great danger to the dreaming realms. As Morpheus seeks his other missing servants, he finds his path intertwined with Rose’s and her family’s. He also must deal with members of his own immortal family. Continue reading