The Master of Dreams Part 9 : Tales in the Sand wiki last edited by Rev_Sulphur on 07/28/14 04:15AM View full history

During Morpheus’s incarceration, three dreams escaped his realm and are now loose in the waking world. At the same time, a young woman named Rose Walker searches for her little brother. As their stories converge, a vortex is discovered that could destroy all dreamers…and the world itself.

In an undisclosed time and place - presumably Saharan Africa by the art - two tribesmen travel into the desert. Once they have built a fire, the older man tells the younger man a story from sunset to sunrise as the last step in the younger man's initiation to adulthood. According to the tale, where now there is desert, once the tribe once dwelt in a magnificent city ruled by a beautiful queen, Nada. She was a wise and just ruler, and the people prospered - until one day when a stranger arrived and the two fell in love - but the stranger was no ordinary man, and that changed everything forever!

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The Sandman As Mythology 0

'Tales in the Sand' acts as sort of a prologue to the second major story arc in The Sandman comic series. It deals with the backstory to how Morpheus and Nada, an African queen, met, and how Nada came to be imprisoned Hell ( The  Sandman #4 'A Hope in Hell'). Many of the recurring motifs and themes of The Sandman begin with this issue - storytelling, love and loss, pain, and the the repercussions and responsibilities of one's actions. The story also really begins the mythologizing of Morpheus ...

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