I have said in the past that the lore of Eastern cultures remains a largely untapped goldmine within the Fantasy genre. Fortunately that was a while ago and the gold mine has been tapped quite a bit since then. Which is why, ever on the look out for unique Fantasies, I have begun The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh... and have already fallen in love with Mina for her courage, knowledge, and determination to be the master of her fate as she navigates the Spirit World to save her own.
Of course, spirits are a capricious lot – regardless of which mythology they belong to – and this time it will take more than true love's kiss to break the enchanted sleep. Far more. Can a girl who chose herself save a god? Can she truly pick her fate, or is that Red String more enduring than it seems? Can she survive in a world where mortals are fish out of water? Only one way to find out, though it is only the second question that is truly a question.