I’m an avid comic reader as well as a book lover, and I’ve been reading this refreshing webcomic called When Jasy Whistles, created by Cibeles. It takes place in a small village in Paraguay, where a young chieftain is trying her best to bring her people back to their village. When she was young, it was full of life, but as she comes into adulthood, everyone has moved to the city and left her behind.
When a friend comes to visit, he mysteriously disappears and she finds herself on a journey through the land of the gods to find him.
I found this story refreshing because I was meeting creatures and gods outside of current urban fantasy trends (vampires, werewolves, witches, Greek and Norse Gods etc.). And while some of these mythical beings might bear a resemblance to tropes we love and know, I enjoy this unique cultural take on them.
Between the interesting lore and the breathtaking scenery and artwork, I’ve easily been enchanted by this fairytale, but the characters and storyline are what have kept me invested. The story is action-packed, with hardly a dull moment, and when it does take the time to slow down, we get closer to characters we might have otherwise hated and we get a stronger bond with those we’ve already fallen in love with.
There does appear to be a romance plot going on, so for those of you who aren’t a fan of romance, this may not be for you. However, I’d like to add that there is a lot of action and even mild gore, as many of these gods and demigods are violent and eat human beings. If you like romance but are not a fan of blood, this may not be the read for you either. It’s also not finished yet, so the jury is still out on whether we’ll get a happy ending or not.
But if you are looking for something to read that has an original storyline, a strong female protagonist, and a new world to explore, then I highly recommend checking out this webcomic.