In my collection, the Night Warriors appeared in "Night Warriors", 1986,and "Death Dream" 1988, and the most horrifying to date "Night Wars", 2006( US paperback copy). All 3 very long, very gory, and mythically brilliant( more so NIGHT WARS)[ I am unware of a fourth previous Dream Warriors excursion unless the reference is to the Indonesian based DEATH TRANCE]. The Uber gore in all previous books, is very much a part of Masterton's trademark prior to the NINTH DREAM. One element that is very different is that he has toned down on the sexual elements, but when he does play with this, he does so in classic Masterton fashion. The edition here is also much shorter than his previous books, which is kind of a loss, but when he performs as well as he does in THE NINTH NIGHTMARE, it works just as well and delivers just as brilliantly. He continues to deliver with great plot work, superb twists, and great value. About all I could wish for is that he delivered more on the level of THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT,1996,, which still rates as highly as his earlier works in my view. Although on different levels, the books THE DEVILS OF D DAY( can't find my current copy of this, althought I recall it as pre-1985), and WELLS OF HELL,1979, are still enough to keep me up with the lights on.
So, whilst I am covering more of the history of Masterton's books about the Dream Warriors, I will say that the editorial blurb about the story is essentially correct, and the thing I would wish to convey is that if you like this story, Masterton's previous excursions into the realm are truly masterful.