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The Dreaming: Beyond the Shores of Night (The Dreaming #1-8)

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Spun from the pages of The Sandman, The Dreaming Beyond The Shores Of Night offers readers a chance to once again enter the Realm of Dreams. This collection features Cain and Abel, Lucien the Librarian, Eve, Matthew the Raven, gargoyles Goldie and Gregory, and other faces familiar in The Sandman, as well as some fascinating new characters. Told with a blend of seductive ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by DC Comics (first published January 1st 1997)
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Amy
May 30, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Dreaming series, which uses "minor" characters from the Sandman universe like Cain and Abel, Goldie, Matthew and Nuala. Stories are set in both the Dream universe and in the real world, so to speak. I really enjoyed this series and was sorry to see it end - the art was always great, especially the covers by Dave McKean. But the series did last for a while, so if you missed out, you've got some great art and fantasy to enjoy.
Scott
Nov 09, 2014 Scott rated it really liked it
For whatever reason, while The Sandman (1989-1996) has stayed perpetually in print, this sequel series has not, and most of it remains uncollected. This volume contains the first eight issues, and the second contains issues 15-19 and 22-25. The remaining 44 issues and one special can be obtained only in single issue format, although they are generally not very expensive. This volume contains three stories, "The Goldie Factor" (3 issues) by Terry LaBan, "The Lost Boy" (4 issues) by Peter Hogan, a ...more
Raj
Aug 31, 2014 Raj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only found out that these spin-offs from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series existed recently and I'm still confused as to why there are only two volumes collecting just 16 of the 60 issues of the series. From reading this book, which collects issues 1-8, split into three stories, the quality of both the stories and art is definitely high enough for me to want to read the rest of it. Who do I badger to get them on the case?

Of the three stories in this volume, I think the second one is my favourite, e
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Annie
May 22, 2009 Annie rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, 2009
I liked the Goldie story best (cause Goldie... so cute!) - I liked the others too, but nothing here jumped out at me as WHOA! I think it's a little (or a lot!) because, coming after Sandman, it's really hard for one book of stories to live up to the level of depth Sandman was able to build over seven years. It's unfair to expect it to, anyway.

So I really did enjoy reading this, but it hasn't quite grabbed me yet. I'm excited to read the next collection "Through the Gates of Horn and Ivory", not
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Moth Pfunk
Apr 14, 2013 Moth Pfunk rated it liked it
Starts off well with the Goldie story, this was kind of a different take on the familiar characters from The Sandman. As the book progresses and we're offered up different viewpoints of The Dreaming from other writers the quality waned a little, or maybe stuck too closely to the source material of which I'm not the biggest fan.
Bridgett
Aug 19, 2008 Bridgett rated it it was amazing
I loved learning more about Cain, Abel, and Eve in The Dreaming. The overall plot kept my interest, too, about the nature of time. Really fun to read!
Tamara
Jun 02, 2013 Tamara rated it it was ok
thia was not my faavorite. I really liked the Goldie bit, but the rest of it was kind of lack-luster for me :(
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