I liked this, but I’m having trouble remembering what happened in it, and I only read it two or three days ago. I also haven’t quite yet caught what this story is *about*. Lucifer was one of my favorite parts of Sandman. What he did in that series was so audacious, it delighted me. I wanted to see how Mike Carey (and Peter Gross) would follow that up. This volume hasn’t really answered that for me yet, and so far at least, Lucifer is less clear as a character than he was in Sandman. Anyway, all that is to say why I haven’t rounded up my 3.5 stars to four.
I knew I wanted to read this series as soon as Lucifer showed up in Sandman, even though it looked dark and not necessarily my thing. I also really loved Carey and Gross’s next series after this one, The Unwritten, and I trust Mike Carey as a storyteller. Even though this didn’t really engage me, or stick in my memory, I’m going to keep going. Even though my library doesn’t have any of these! So I will have to buy them somehow.
I might even have to re-read this one before I try the others. But I can sense some promise in here of things that I might like. Hopefully they pan out!