I recently stumbled on to a web comic called Blindsprings, after seeing a banner ad for it. Let me take this time to recommend it to you.
Blindsprings is a comic that just went online back in October. If you go to the website, you can see that not much has happened yet. As such, it's hard to gauge just what the story is or where it's going. So far though, surmising from the information available, I think this has the potential to be something really, truly great. What is also exciting is being able to see the story develop from the beginning.
Plus, the artwork is beautiful.
|this was the ad for it
The main heroine is a young girl named Tamaura. She lives alone in the forest, where she attends to animals and plants trees and performs many other tasks for a shady group known as "the spirits". It's a simple, idyllic kind of life. One day she meets a young man named Harris, who has heard a fable of her and came to investigate the truth of it. The two become friends, and after spending time with her, Harris decides to go off to a place called Kirkhall to study what is called Academic Magic.
The setting is not the standard "medieval" fantasy kind of setting, but something more like early Enlightenment era. Really, not much of it has been revealed yet, so that's mostly a surmisation. We are not even finished with the prologue.
Go read it.
After you've read it, come back here and let's talk about it. There's not much of it (so far), so should be easy.
There are SPOILERS below.