Saturday, April 18, 2015
Review of Sandman by William Joyce
I can't believe that Mr. Joyce had to to end the fourth book in this series on cliffhanger! I don't know if I can take much more of this and will be waiting on the edge of my seat for book five to be released.
Truly, I enjoyed just about every page of The Sandman and the War of Dreams. This book is so wonderful! William Joyce is able to create perfect imagery in his writing, starting with Mr. Qwerty crying out the words of Katherine's stories to Sanderson Mansnoozie discovering Nightlight's past to the overarching story of the battle with Pitch. I was entranced by every word!
Have I mentioned yet how enamored I am with Nightlight? I am dying to learn more about this boy who has never slept and where his story will go in future books... Perhaps, he will get his own book in the series?
I think the only thing that disappointed me in this book is Pitch's fate. In the deepest part of my heart, I long for there to be a redemption arc for this character. I want for him and his daughter to reconcile and finally be allowed to have their happily ever after together. Sadly, I do not think that this will happen.
Sometimes, in stories, not everyone gets to have a happy ending. No matter how much we wish it were otherwise.