Bride’s Story isn’t Kaoru Mori’s first manga. I’d heard of her previous series, Emma, which has been on my To Read list for ages. But the summary for Bride’s Story snagged my interest, so I ordered the first three volumes. Oh, my… love at first page!
Set in an era of yurts and nomadic goatherds, we’re introduced to Amir, a feisty young woman of twenty, and her brand new husband. Karluk is twelve.
One of the biggest draws to this manga-ka’s storytelling is definitely the art. Jaw-dropping detail abounds. Yen Press really makes these titles stand out. Bride’s Story is my first encounter with hardcover manga.
I’m three volumes into the series, and I’m intrigued by the cultural details… and enthralled by the gentle progression of this couple’s relationship. Eager for more (and shipping Karluk x Amir so hard). They’re adorable.