Bride of the Water God, Volume 1
When Soah’s desperate village sacrifices her to the Water God Habaek to end a long drought, they believe she will bring much-needed rain. Not only is she rescued by the Water God, she’s a welcomed guest in his magical kingdom!
I totally picked this up because there is a K-drama of this manhwa running right now!! It is set in modern times while this is set in historical times when they believed sacrificing a person could br ...more
Soah is sacrificed to the Water God Habaek by her village in exchange for rain. She accepts her fate because what can she do? Welp, apparently it was all true because she's not dead and is now married to her husband-a child, really. Who grows into this sexy ass man at night-but she doesn't know that right now.
The art is ...more
On a similar note, the art has very pretty decorative motifs and nice backgrounds, but the drawing f the people is not very pleasing to be. They are all pointy and attenua ...more
Soah is a dull character with very little personality. She's pretty and she can get lost anywhere, but there's not much else to her. She shows a hint of emotion when she yells at Habaek about having not given the village rain ...more
Man, I was so excited to get this volume in at the library. I was certain, based on my own reading preferences (monster romance, court intrigue, hidden/split identities, mythological setting, etc.) that I would love it.
But ultimately, a few things went wrong. The first was my own fault: I failed to realize that Habaek's "beast" form was not an actual beast but . . . a little boy. -_- This was monumentally dumb of me because it's literally right in the description of the series, but there ...more
Reminds me a bit of Psyche and Cupid, which is one of my absolute favorite myths. ...more
2/19/15 - At the end of volume 4, the author says a reader wrote her a letter saying that the epilogue was more interesting than the actual story. Yes, precious reader. This series is just not well written so far and the story is incoherent and boring. I have the next 3 volumes so I'll read them, but if the story hasn't picked up by then I'll be marking this DNF and ...more
It began well enough: a girl named Soah was sacrificed to become the bride of the Water God in order that rain would fall again on the village, and the Water God turned out to be a little sulky boy. It is a romantic comedy with the usual formula of the hero and heroine quarreling with each other, then slowly growing closer, and finally falling deeply in love. But as more characters are introduced and the story progres ...more
Just a quick review on this one. Bride of the Water God is a Korean manga about a girl named Soah who is sacrificed in order to alleviate a drought in her hometown. She is sent away to marry the water god, Habaek. And by “marry the water god,” we mean a polite euphemism for drowning. But Soah doesn’t die, and instead is taken to the realm of the gods, to *actually* marry the water god. ...more
"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 differe ...more
Bride of the Water God is an unique love story (in my humble opinion) between a human girl and a water god. It takes place in a land where gods live, as well as random other beautiful and dangerous creatures. The heroine was sacrificed to the water god, Habaek, in hopes of rain. She discovers a pint size water god as her husband and his full-grown good-looking and mysterious "cousin" Mui. As ...more
It is much like the other manhwa I have listed, Goong. In fact, the plot is damn near identical. Girl-in-forced-marriage-thrown-into-a-palace-with-lots-of-goings-on-behind-the-scenes. All of these people have really great hair.
Despite problems with the story, it's definitely got its ups. Soah is easy to feel for. She's forced into her situation, she's all alone in a potentially dangerous ...more
It sounded interesting. A girl is sacrificed to the water god so he will bring rain to the village. She finds the water god to be a good guy and presumably, they have some adventures.
There wasn't much of a drowning death scene. Not sure she even drowned. She's on a boat, it capsizes, she swims to shore and it's the home of the water god and various other gods. They don't take much of an interest in her. Reading the back of the book, it seems her relationship with the gods ...more
The characters feel very flat as well. I feel like the psyche of the characters are not drawn out ve ...more
The sad voice of my mother... the day when depression swept through the entire house... like it was a funeral home. My wedding day. — Soah (this is still one of the better openings I've read in a while)
As the first volume this is basically an introduction, or more an outline, a sketch of the world and the characters. It starts with a death which is also a marriage and goes on from there. The main character is Soah a young woman chosen as a sacrifice to Habaek, the God of the Water, in the hope...more
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Mi-Kyung Kun is a Korean manhwa artist. She is the author of Bride of the Water God series (original title: 하백의 신부).
She received the Silver Medal for Seoul Media Group's "Shin-in-gong-mo-jeon" ("New Artist Debut Competition") for Na-eu Ji-gu Bang-moon-gi (The Journey of My Earth Visit) in 2003.
She received a "Shin-in-sang" ( ...more