Spice and Wolf: Novel Vol. 1

Spice and Wolf: Novel Vol. 1

Book rating: 05 Paperback Spice & Wolf

By (author) Isuna Hasekura

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  • Publisher: Yen Press
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 18mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 21 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0759531048
  • ISBN 13: 9780759531048
  • Illustrations note: Integrated: 190, b/w drawings
  • Sales rank: 3,810

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Lawrence Craft has been walking the lonely path of the itinerant merchant for seven years. His life changes forever when he meets Horo, the Wolf-God of the harvest and the two begin travelling together. Soon they discover a unique opportunity to exploit the depreciating silver currency of thethe kingdom of Trenni but their plans go awry when a competing organisation captures Horo and threatens to turn her over to the oppressive religious faction. Lawrence rescues her but in the course of the rescue, Horo is forced to transform into her terrifying tru wolf-form. The two continue their travels with a much better understanding of each other than when they began.

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Isuna Hasekura's debut novel, SPICE AND WOLF, earned the Silver Prize in the 2005 Dengeki Novel Prize with the series going on to total seventeen novels and both manga and anime adaptations.

Customer reviews

By Cameron Horner 12 Aug 2014 5

If you have just seen the anime, then now's the time to finish it from square one. The light novel is the original source of the story, yet its best to start from novel 1, instead of picking up where it left in the anime. It can be confusing at times due to it being based on "economics", and there is a few grammar mistakes (or its just me), but it's definitely a book, (I) would have to read more than once.

The condition of the book is a really weak paperback. So don't take it with you on the bus, or whatever, unless you can keep it protected well (a manga-like sleeve will do), as the corners of the covers are the weakest spot, and the pages get rounded easily. I ended out using book contact (clear) on them, which is a very non-collector thing to do.