January 30, 2009
Sandman: The Kindly Ones - Neil Gaiman
The Kindly Ones is one of my favorite of the Sandman series. There’s a little of everything in this one. It wraps up a few story lines, brings characters from previous Sandmans and has a very dramatic ending. Events put into action in previous issues create problems in The Dreaming. Nuala, the Faerie tries to help, but causes more harm. We find out what happens to the Ravens. We learn about Puck and revenge and responsibility. A new Corinthian, Lucifer and the Angels and a baby Daniel all play a role. No matter what Dream tries, the Kindly Ones keep coming, until Death arrives for Dream.