Preludes and Nocturnes Review
Preludes and Nocturnes is the first volume from THE SANDMAN series, where we are introduced to a storytelling saga of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams. It starts with Morpheus being captured by black magicians, whereupon three of tools to establish his Dreamworld Realm were stolen. Upon his release, he then begins a quest to regain those tools back, and we are shown Morpheus’ powers — and his limits.
A genre of horror and supernatural fantasy, Preludes and Nocturnes was epic as the first volume of the series. I loved Gainman’s writing — how he was able to create a supernatural character as the leading protagonist who was forgotten and now revived: The Sandman, Dream. What’s more, I loved how the Gainman was able to manipulate the concept of dreams in his world; how dreams can affect us, and how nightmares can terrify us. Dreams have been questionable since the beginning of time, and with Gainman’s love for mythology, these dreams are now presented in a way that makes you consider, at least while reading the comics.
The epilogue of the book was satisfying, too. With the introduction of Dream’s brother, Death, I can’t wait to read the next volume for this series.
I recommend THE SANDMAN series to anyone who appreciates lyrical fantasy, mythology, fiction, historical drama, and legend.