Soah is a girl from a small village. The Water God is upset and so a long drought has been devastating the village people. In order to appease the god, they marry Soah off to him by sacrificing her to the Water God in exchange for rain. The Water God rescues her to his Water Kingdom, where her new life begins. For Soah, this is a story of her faith...her life...her love...
I'm not familiar with Manhwa, but as a first time read - I have no doubts that I've chosen a fairly adequate one. The bride of the water god is a story about a girl who was sacrificed by the people of her village to the water god in exchange for rain. It sounds fairly simple, but the plot isn't all that easy to follow. There are many twists in the tale, and some of them aren't that clearly pointed out at the onset. Such as the water god's interesting, shall we say, condition.
The artistic style is, in essence,
beautiful. But I do find myself distracted by it. I always seem to be drawn more to the art, rather than the story itself. All manga art (or in this case manhwa) have some sort of flow to it - but in this case, it can get overpowering at times. Which is probably the answer to much of my confusion as the story progresses. Although, it's not enough to put me off from reading it. As the story seems to pull you in. It sounds somewhat strange, but completely true.
One thing that I would change about it is how random characters appear and are not properly introduced until further down the story. You're left wondering what exactly is their purpose in the whole tale until a few chapters later, everything becomes clear. But maybe that's just me being slightly nitpicky. It does tend to be slightly annoying, but not overly so as when the person is actually introduced, a lot of things start to make sense. It's almost like a mystery novel.
Don't go into this manga (or should I say manhwa) and expect another run of the mill love story, because by all accounts it isn't. What has been created here is a very unique story with a very unusual take on the others in this genre. Despite it's knack of confusion (which is easily remedied by a re-read of earlier chapters) the bride of the water god is a truly interesting read indeed.
In the Bride of the Water God, we meet a TRAGIC woman named Soah, why is she so sad?
It's her wedding day.
The terrifyingly ugly, cruel, bad-tempered water god.
And so, dressed in her wedding day best; she is put on a boat and pushed out to sea only to be swallowed up by the water. She awakes in unknown foreign territory and the first person she sees is an old geezer who says he'll show her the way to the water god.
Children: YAY! The end!
No children, it's only the beginning
*Creepy horror movie sound effects*
The story was supposed to be a happy-ending-ed oneshot, that would have
scored the most ratings the Manhwa could get. You see, the story does not have enough substance even for two chapters but the author has prolonged the ending by, as of now, over 100 chapters.
How? You may ask, considering I just said it didn’t have a plot worth two chapters.
The author uses the AWE-some skill of driving readers up the wall by using a never-ending cycle of sadness, betrayal and all things sinister and melancholic.
Seriously, the sun don’t shine wherever the writer is living.
All you can see and imagine is vacillation and tears. And over 50 chapters of crying, misunderstandings and generally getting nowhere except in a depressed stupor; it’s not really a very recommendable read, if you know what I mean…
The first chapter’s art was inspiring, beautiful, very similar to the art in the beginning of Goong (Manhwa) but then--
OH! But then…
*Goes on depressingly*
Continuing in the footsteps of Goong, it all goes wrong. WRONG!
The art goes downhill so fast it all looks the same!
-By the way, that’s a pun [maniacal bad-pun laughter]
No proportion, no realism; the characters are privileged of having huge jelly eyes infesting their faces (the usual) with the added (now this is unusual even in bad stories) flying tears; I know, it sounds awesome.
Considering that we, as sane people, do not like being depressed; the story generally spreads it like it was love. I’d recommend you see a psychiatrist before I’d recommend reading this Manhwa.
Soah is a human girl who was chosen to be the bride of the water god. Scared and confused, Soah enters the Water kingdom and there she meets her husband: Habaek, an arrogant cute child. Slowly, Soah starts to enjoying her new home and she actually falls in love with a mysterious beautiful guy...
But the past of Habaek comes to haunt them. Soah has several immortal enemies too. Will she be able to live her love?
For those who enjoy a beautiful romance inside of a fantasy world, this is for you. The art is absolutely outstanding. The characters, the sceneries, the landscapes, all designed in
detail to achieve perfection. The characters (including villains) are captivating. The story although not original, it has a good plot, and between the romance and drama, you´ll have hints of comedy. This Manwha makes your imagination flow and every chapter is filled with beauty. If you like beautiful art, strong willed passionated characters, mythology, legends and fantastic worlds, then give it a try!
The first time I heard of "The Bride of the Water God" I thought it was one of those same old boring manwha, but was I wrong! This manwha has blown me away!!
Art: The Art is outstanding and is totally beautiful! The author has a certain touch that makes the characters look alice and the scenery is gorgeous!
Story: The story is unique. Soah, the main character, is offered to the Water God because the village has been left in drought.When she gets to the water kingdom she is surprised to not see this hideous monster, but *not saying a spoiler* The story really
grows on you!!
Characters: The characters are all different. The God/Goddesses all have different powers of sorts. The characters persoanlity are good.
I enjoyed this manga very much and I am not finished yet but I reccomend this to those who are interested in reading it!!
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