Bride of the Water God, Volume 1

Bride of the Water God, Volume 1

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by Mi-Kyung Yun
     
 

When Soah’s impoverished, desperate village decides to sacrifice her to the Water God Habaek to end a long drought, they believe that drowning one beautiful girl will save their entire community and bring much-needed rain. Not only is Soah surprised to be rescued by the Water God — instead of killed — she never imagined she’d be a welcomed

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When Soah’s impoverished, desperate village decides to sacrifice her to the Water God Habaek to end a long drought, they believe that drowning one beautiful girl will save their entire community and bring much-needed rain. Not only is Soah surprised to be rescued by the Water God — instead of killed — she never imagined she’d be a welcomed guest in Habaek’s magical kingdom, where an exciting new life awaits her! Most surprising, however, is the Water God himself... and how very different he is from the monster Soah imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593078492
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
12/30/2009
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
133,197
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Bride of the Water God, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Complex story and beautiful artwork. This is one of my favorites. The art is so detailed. Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
MangaLoverJG More than 1 year ago
The artwork is so beautiful! Very much enjoying this type of story. Supernatural romance manga, check it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
M_reader661 More than 1 year ago
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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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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Dancingsnowflakes More than 1 year ago
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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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.
anajana More than 1 year ago
i really got in to this book, and didnt want to put it down
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Tenoko More than 1 year ago
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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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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