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Bride of the Water God, Volume 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Beautiful

    Complex story and beautiful artwork. This is one of my favorites. The art is so detailed. Love it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2007

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    'Bride of the Water God' is manhwa, different from the Japanese manga since it comes from Korea and there are differences in the character designs and un-translated sound effects. Manhwa is also read from left to right, unlike the Japanese and Chinese counterparts, which make it more accessible to western culture. 'Bride of the Water God' is a superb example of this style of graphic novel and is sure to gain fans and popularity as the series continues.................................... 'Bride of the Water God' is the tale of Soah, a beautiful young woman who is sacrificed by her village to the Water God Habaek. Convinced that the gift of a beautiful woman will save their village from drought they send her out alone to face what is believed to be a horrible monster. But the last thing Soah expects is to be welcomed to the land of Suguk by Habaek the Water God, who happens to be a child..................................... Soah is welcomed into Habaek¿s household as his bride and she spends a lot of her time wandering around the palace. She meets several of the other Gods who are living there, a strange collection of beautiful and slightly eccentric characters that I¿m sure will be fun to get to know as the series continues..................................... Among the people living in the palace is Huye, a man that Soah first mistakes for the Water God. When Soah is attacked by a che, a monster that is similar to a tiger but has the tail of an ox and barks like a dog, Huye is there to save her. Soah hurts her ankle in the process and Huye carries her back to the palace to the annoyance of Habaek..................................... Habaek, who can be a bit temperamental, just happens to be cursed. During the day he is the child that Soah knows but at night he reverts to his adult self. While the rest of the inhabitants of the palace know, no one has filled Soah on this little secret. When she comes face to face with a grown Habaek she has no idea who he is, Habaek in response panics and tells her that he is Habaek¿s cousin, Mui. .................................... It gets a little tangled from there and even worse once Habaek¿s mother Seowangmo, the Goddess of Punishment and Torture among other things, shows up to inspect Habaek¿s new bride. We find out that Soah isn¿t the first of his human brides but nothing is known of his previous wives or where they have gone..................................... Yun¿s artwork is spectacular and amazingly detailed, especially the clothing and the kingdom of Suguk. I was particularly enchanted by the first few pages that are done in color delicate and other worldly they give such a romantic feel and make the perfect introduction for the black and white drawings that follow. 'Bride of the Water God' volume 2 is being released in February of 2008, so you don¿t have long to wait for the continuing story. I can¿t even begin to tell you how much I¿m looking forward to it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Art work is Amazing! The story gets you guessing what's going to

    Art work is Amazing! The story gets you guessing what's going to happen next, I can't wait till the rest of the books become digital, since I have this book and book 2 and 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Love Love Love This Series!!!

    I really loved the first book can't wait for the rest if u haven't read it yet ur missing out! But when r the rest going to become digital available does anyone know I hate not knowing if someones know please tell me thank!

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

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    The artwork is so beautiful! Very much enjoying this type of sto

    The artwork is so beautiful! Very much enjoying this type of story. Supernatural romance manga, check it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Bride of the Water God

    This series is one of the first mangas I've ever read. It was a great experience for me. This story about Soah and Habaek is like an altered version of Romeo and Juliet. Rivals, lost love, revenge, and hatred. A perfect love story with the authors small hint of magic.

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

    I fell in love with this story when I first started reading it.

    I fell in love with this story when I first started reading it. It's a lovely blend of love, drama, fantasy and beautiful artwork.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2011

    Beautiful Art, Great Story

    I could not put this series down once I started it. The art is absolutely amazing, and so it the plot. Confusing in parts but it clears itself up. The only problem is I found the names harder to keep track of than names in Japanese manga.

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    Excellent fanasty story

    The story hets attention in the first few pages. Since was a splurge for me oriinally. Since tthen I've gotten all available volumes. The main characters journey into the world of the Water God and how she relates to her new reality is compelling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2009

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    An Amazing Book!

    This book was far greater than what I expected. It was new and thrilling, and unlike any other manga I've ever seen. I recommend this book for very one.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

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    good book

    i really got in to this book, and didnt want to put it down

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  • Posted May 14, 2009

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    Mythology

    This story is actually just a basic retelling of the mythological story of Cupid and Psyche, where she is forced to marry a mysterious god whose presence and appearance from day to night are different, or in the original story, it's more like his 'presence' because he never shows himself to her and only come to her at night when the lights are out so she can't see him, even though he's beautiful. He wants her to trust him no matter who he is or what he looks like. This is my first time reading a manwha, I find that regular manga flows better, but that's just me. I do like this story though, don't think that i don't. The story is intruiging, the characters having their own unexplained motivations, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2009

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!

    This book is sooo GOOD!! I love the cover, story, and eveything. I lover her artwork so much!!! OMG!!! It's so good. SO PLEASE READ IT!! :]

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  • Posted October 29, 2008

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    A wonderful manhwa that shouldn't be missed

    This was my first manhwa, or the Korean equivalent of manga, and it was a wonderful start. Bride of the Water God is Dark Horse Comics's first major shojo title that I know of, and they certainly licensed a good first title. The illustrations are beautiful, with extreme detail that make the manhwa a treat for the eyes. The plot is also a rather new take in the shojo genre, although it does keep to the basic boy-meets-girl formula when it is broken down to its essential parts, but then what shojo title doesn't? And with such amazing artwork and original touches, it is easy to immerse yourself in the palace of the gods. I eagerly await my next trip to the bookstore, my reason solely to pick up the second volume of Bride of the Water God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2007

    I love it!

    I've read so many graphic novels and the pictures in this are drawn so beautifully!! I can't wait for the next one!

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