Spice and Wolf, Vol. 1 (light novel)

Spice and Wolf, Vol. 1 (light novel)

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The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine-that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of 'Holo the Wisewolf' to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 18mm | 259g
  • Yen Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0759531048
  • 9780759531048
  • 102,429

About Isuna Hasekura

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.
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Rating details

4,016 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 45% (1,826)
4 34% (1,382)
3 15% (610)
2 3% (140)
1 1% (58)

Our customer reviews

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.show more
by Cameron Horner
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