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General Temedes devoted his absolute loyalty to his country, which was put above everything else in his life. But as he found himself falling in love with Matia, the girl whom was rumored to become a great danger to his country, General Temedes was forced to make a choice – to kill or not to kill the girl he so dearly loved for the first time in his life, all but for the sake of his beloved country and people…
海妖精傳說 네레이드의 전설 Legend of the Nereid Nữ Hoàng Biển Cả
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Drags to a halt
This, unfortunate reminds me of Red River. I said unfortunately because it incites comparison. Unlike RR, the plot does not continually evolve and move onto bigger and bigger things. Instead, it is x volumes of the same gag and angst over and over again. The characters' emotions and motivations seem shallow and simple. There was so much potential at the beginning of the story for an epic action/romance shoujo but it vanished at some point and left a boring plot and characters I don't give a damn about and the ending was a non-ending. It might've been better to speed up the pace of the plot and include more events so that years (and probably important scenes) are not missing and the characters are sufficiently developed so that they incite some sort of reaction from the reader.
There was alot of talking and the ending was weird...i didnt get it
Really grat story it had potential but in the end what the hell was that
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I was really hoping that everything end up right but no no no she had to end it confusing and annoying come on she went through that just for a miss understanding of everyone [indigo=indigo]MAYOR SPOILER[/indigo] she was like a politician she make a revolution where people think by them self and not the noble family i like the prince ending thought but he was gay o_o
i would have really like that the author explain more in the ending i like this author really much but this ending really s*** big time
this manga was pretty good....i was enjoying it...not as much as red river though. she was always put through sad times she had like no breaks that was annoying. it had great potential but then ending badly. i wish they would have finished the story but i undersand why they didnt. this story was good but not the best
The only manga of a similar nature I can compare this one with is Red River aka Anatolia Story. While AS is very well with character development and the plot, this one seems quite unreal. I mean, does the heroine know the hidden intentions behind her lovers' actions even at the very beginning of the manga? It seemed very unreal, and thus AWFULLY boring. I didn't even bother to go past a few volumes. It is GREATLY lacking compared to AS and would not recommed.
better if longer
i think the end of the story itself just puts a stop to everything it isnt even a decent cliffhanger or a cliffhanger at all, it ends it with a question that is a very poor choice if she did want a cliff hanger.. i found the manga interesting after reading the first couple of volumes it reminded me of RED RIVER one of my fave mangas the whole essence of war and prophecies in the ancient times but the whole stopping it before the war was over so many plot arcs left unsolved... -the prince tyon, temeded, matia love triangle -the end of the war who wins -lamodeos and tyon brotherhood -who gets the throne in Doria -the relationship of paramos and natia (i think thats the name) -and more leaving those arcs empty ruined my whole image of the story she shouldve gone further than this and even if its 20-30+ volumes and if it was licensed i would buy all the volumes coz i'd feel that resolve if she wouldve at least finish the main plot arcs it'd be fine but she didnt and leaving too many is bad maybe 2-4 is fine as long as the main plot arcs are resolved. i dont recommend you guys reading this if your unsatisfied with stories with no ending since the ending gives for me 30-40% of the story's rating the end of it i rate a 3/10 she dragged on for 12 volumes to conclude such and epic plots in a mere 2 volumes like the end of Hana Kimi which i wasnt satisfied with aswell.
... Last updated on February 25th, 2009, 4:59am
Great story and art
Initially the story seems to have a lot of similarities to Red River such as the tomboyish female protagonist with a short dark hair, befriending a wild horse, etc. but indeed this isn't the case further into the story. The story is very different, not repetitive with scenes of battle after battle, and rather interesting as it explores ideology, commitment or duty to country vs. personal interest, etc. as well as different types of love, including requited, unrequited and obsession. However, what is most unique about this manga is the build up of characters, and not just the 2 protagonists which is typically the case in most shoujos. The story does a nice job of building a story behind a number of characters just enough to help understand why a character thinks, behaves, and acts the way he or she does, making them seem real. Further, the characters and scenes are beautifully drawn with an appropriate amount of detail.
Overall, this is a great manga definitely worth reading. The translation is bit weak (although appreciate the scanlator's hard work bringing this to the English manga fans) and takes away the meaning of some lines. It's too bad that the manga hasn't been picked up by Viz that can really bring out the quality of this wonderful manga.
... Last updated on January 26th, 2009, 10:30pm
I know its not a great descriptive word for a manga (or manhwa, whatever), but I found this one beautiful. and not just the art, though i liked that a lot too. I absolutely love the plotline, no matter how weird certain parts were. It just moves me every time i read it. I like that I actually feel for the characters in this story rather than not care like i do with most others. I was so mad when certain things happened and I actually cried at one part. I LOVE IT!!!! My favorite by this author. Its the only one of hers where the main character doesnt bug me to death.
Lamodeos really carried the story. SLIGHT SPOILER: His gayness with Prince Tyon was really the best part of the manwha. While Matia was pretty cool most of the time, she angsted a lot about the General, but Lamodeos was awesome. Honestly, I don't think I'd have read this all the way through if not for him. Still, I thought that this was kind of awesome. I only started reading this because it was one of the few completely scanlated Hwang Mi Ri works, and I usually dislike fantasy a lot. But I seriously got into it -- I was late to class like three times. ^^;;;;
Wonderful manhwa indeed! Though the ending is a bit obscure, the whole serie is fascinating with its marvelous art and awesome plot, especially for those who love historical and mythical fantasy like me. Hope that there'll be a prequel XD