In many ways, Season of Mists is the pinnacle of the Sandman experience. After a brief intermission of four short stories (collected as Dream Country) Gaiman continued the story of the Dream King that he began in the first two volumes. Here in volume 4, we find out about the rest of Dream's Endless family (Desire, Despair, Destiny, Delirium, Death, and a seventh missing sibling). We find out the story behind Nada, Dream's first love, whom we met only in passing during Dream's visit to hell in the first book. When Dream goes back to hell to resolve unfinished business with Nada, he finds her missing along with all of the other dead souls. The answer to this mystery lies in Lucifer's most uncharacteristic decision--a delicious surprise.
There is something grandiose about this story, in which each chapter ends with such suspense and drive to read the next. This book is best summed up by a toast taken from the second chapter: "To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due." --Jim Pascoe --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Uhm...this guy is like really really good. Favorite book of the series. Thank you.Published on Oct. 23 2003
...While the first volume was easily the weakest, right next to "World's End." Still, any of these books are so much better than those Marvel superhero special FX fests... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2003 by Daniel Lee
When I first read the book years ago I was completely blown away with the way things panned out in this chapter of the entire sandman series. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2002 by domestic shopaholic
As with its predecessors, Season of Mists is intellectual, tinged with wry humor, old myths long forgotten, and even philosophy (though expertly hidden). Read morePublished on Dec 9 2001 by L. Morningstar
It begins with a family get togethar of the Endless. Then we have Dream going to Hell to rescue a lost love. Dream recieves the key to Hell. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2001
This book depicts the Dream going through various trials to free a former lover whom he is punishing in hell. This prompts Lucifer to flee hell, and he gives the key to Dream. Read morePublished on July 28 2001 by asdfasdfasdf
I was always intersted in reading Sandman but I never got around to picking up an issue. Finaly one day wile I was takeing a regular visit to my local library when "Sandman. Read morePublished on July 14 2001 by "dekin3"
I couldn`t really decide if I enjoyed this one very much. After a friend of mine told me about Sandman I started with "Brief Lives", which was a very good decision... Read morePublished on July 11 2001 by Nina