Winner of the 1999 Bram Stoker Award (Illustrated Narrative)
Nominee for the 2000 Hugo Award (Best Related Book)
Synopses & Reviews
One of the most celebrated projects of 1999 arrives in softcover this July: THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS. Reprinting the original graphic novel written by THE SANDMAN's Neil Gaiman and painted by legendary Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano (G-Force, Vampire Hunter D, Final Fantasy, 1001 Nights), the softcover edition is topped with a brand-new cover by Amano, enhanced with gold foil to suggest the effect of being painted in gold-leaf.
THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS is opulently told in an illustrated text format combining Gaiman's prose with stunning, full-page paintings by Amano. A self-contained story set in ancient Japan, THE DREAM HUNTERS is an exploration of Japanese folklore, following the ill-fated romance between a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing she-fox who pines for him in secret. When the fox stumbles upon a band of demons discussing a plot to steal the monk's life through a dreamtrap, it will take all the fox's craftiness - and the involvement of the King of All Night's Dreaming (Morpheus) - to save her true love.
Gaiman's full-length original graphic novel includes four-color illustrations by legendary Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano, designer of Final Fantasy, who adds a new dimension to the Morpheus character in this tale centered on ill-fated love and dream-eating monsters. For mature readers.