This is the first of the Sandman Universe volumes, written by Simon Spurrier and illustrated by Bilquis Evely.
synopsis: Lord Daniel’s absence triggers crimes and calamities that consume the lives of those already tangled in his fate. Until he is found, his realm’s residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior story-tellers are tormented by invasive secrets, Lucien is doubting his own mind, and beyond the gates, something horrific awaits with tooth and talon. [from GoodReads]
The Dreaming focuses on supporting characters from the series, such as Lucien the librarian, Matthew the Raven, and Merv Pumpkinhead. There’s also a new resident of the Dreaming, Dora, a woman who is trying to recover her memory & identity.
I really like the art. The pacing is a bit slow. It is interesting so far, but it’s taking a long time to resolve anything. I am still somewhat on the fence, but I’m interested in reading more.
I will definitely be reading House of Whispers Vol. 1: The Power Divided, the first volume of a different spinoff. I read the first issue of that one (as a single issue) and I thought it had a lot of potential.