English Title: Spice and Wolf
Japanese Title: 狼と香辛料 — Oukami to Koushinryou — “Wolf and Spice”
Author: Isuna Hasekura
Illustrator: Juu Ayakura
Translator: Paul Starr
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Original Run: 2006 – 2011
English Run: 2010 – ongoing
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes Published in English: 17 (COMPLETE)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback – $12
Synopsis: 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?
Note: Some of the early volumes were originally released with a redesigned “live-action” cover. Later reprints as well as all subsequent volumes retained the original “manga-style” cover.
Reviews of Spice and Wolf
Vol 1 — Baka Laureate
Vol 16 — English Light Novels
Vol 11 — Fandom Post
Vol 10 — Keeping it in Canon
Vol 1 — Matchstick for My Eyes
Vol 1-7 — Namels Reviews
Vol 4 — Narrative Investigations
Vol 12 — Sakura Eries’ Blog
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