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The Sandman Book Series

The Sandman Series In Order: How To Read Neil Gaiman’s Books.

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The Sandman combines fantasy and horror in the distinctive Gaiman way, yet it also incorporates real history, ancient mythologies, and a variety of other elements into its dark take on DC comic book characters.

What is The Sandman series about? What You Need To Know.

The Sandman TV Series (Netflix)

Lord Morpheus’ tale is told in The Sandman. The Lord of Dreams is pulled from the dream realm he personifies into a criminal organization on Earth, setting off a series of events that includes Lucifer, Doctor Destiny, and many more. Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic aims for the sanctity of dreams via an outstanding tale combination of genres and circumstances. Some people never stop dreaming. Others’ nightmares are just the beginning of a dark dream country.

The Sandman Books in Order: How to read Neil Gaiman’s Series:


There are three books in the Sandman series and this is the correct sequence for reading them.


The Sandman: Act I

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The eternal ruler of dreams, storytelling, and imagination known as Lord Morpheus, also known as The Sandman, is taken from his realm and imprisoned on Earth by a sinister cult. It takes him a long time to get free. After escaping, he must find the three “items” that will give him back his power and enable him to rebuild his kingdom, which has declined while he was away. The Sandman encounters a variety of figures from DC comic books, old myths, and historical figures as the multi-threaded plot develops, including Arkham Asylum inmates, Doctor Destiny, the muse Calliope, the three Fates, William Shakespeare (Arthur Darvill), and many others. He also chases rogue nightmares that have escaped his realm.


The Sandman: Act II

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The dark dream continues in Act II, which is crammed with of action, as the Sandman travels through the French Revolution, ancient Rome, 19th-century San Francisco, eighth-century Baghdad, and beyond. Numerous new and well-known characters are voiced by a diverse group of actors, including fan favorites Simon Vance and Ray Porter as well as Kat Dennings, Regé-Jean Page, Emma Corrin, Michael Sheen, Kristen Schaal, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, and Jeffrey Wright.


The Sandman: Act III

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Act III follows Morpheus as he embarks on a lengthy journey to handle family business. He brings his son Orpheus (Regé-Jean Page of Bridgerton), which has significant ramifications. He seeks out their estranged brother, Destruction (David Harewood, Supergirl), the only Endless to ever resign from their position, assisted by Delirium (Kristen Schaal, Bob’s Burgers). A storm that poses a threat to reality’s survival also forces a group of travelers to come together at an inn at the crossroads of all worlds, with serious consequences for Morpheus and the other Endless.

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