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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Isuna Hasekura's debut novel, SPICE AND WOLF, earned the Silver Prize in the Dengeki Novel Prize with the series. Read "Spice and Wolf, Vol. 1 (light novel)" by Isuna Hasekura available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. The life of a. Compre Spice and Wolf, Vol. 5 (light novel) (English Edition) de Isuna Hasekura na portal7.info Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos, lançamentos e.
Like in the anime, the romance between Lawrence and Holo is a slow burn starting from friendship to admiration, to love and respect. Lawrence doesn't fit the mold for most light novel heroes.
He's not afraid to mention he admires Holo's beauty, but it's not done in an objectifying or disgusting manner like most do. He respects her and admires her intelligence just as equally as her beauty and their banter is entertaining and reveals personality for the both of them. Holo herself is a great character, being intelligent, cunning, and quick to use her situations to her advantage.
She's lonely and one of the few of her kind and fears those who cow to her simply for being a god. See more. It will vary, depending of the day-to-day exchange rate. Receive a redemption code to send to a recipient to through e-mails, SNS, etc. Page count may vary, depending on the font and image settings on your device.
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This is a romance, but it's the definition of slow-burn romance. Lawrence and Horo are both such lonely creatures that truly do not deserve to be. I think I want to continue on with this series mostly just to see their happy ending they better get a happy ending.
This book was much longer and much more thought provoking than I thought it would be.
When I saw it only had a prologue, six chapters and then an epilogue, I thought it would only take me about an hour to read. Boy was I wrong. This was actually very meaty, and took me two nights to read. There was a lot to the story and plot, and the character development as slow as it might be was also exceptional. This story read very beautifully, and I feel like it was translated well. I think fantasy lovers would really enjoy this, and it would be a nice place to start if you want to get into light-novels and manga.
View all 6 comments. Apr 13, Ulagon rated it really liked it. Amazing what happens when you're flipping through channels looking for something to watch and your significant other says, "Stop! Please, let me find something else. The first chance I had I bought the first season. We watched through all thirteen episodes in two days.
Spice and Wolf, while there seems to be some controversy over the English translation of the title, is very unique in its presentation of a classic "slow build" love story.
Isuna has created two very intelligent and crafty characters that seem to have Murphy's Law following them at every turn. Everytime the reader is given just a little glimpse at the love growing between Lawrence and Holo the two seem forced to take three steps back.
If you are looking for a great love story with outstanding dialogue do not fail to become a fan of this series. My one complaint, the books are being released once every six months and the first volume is still fresh on the shelves. That slow pacing is going to drive the love of my life crazy. She's even started howling at the moon and eating apples by the bushels. Come to think of it there seems to be an aweful lot of wheat on the floor Must be my imagination. View 2 comments.
Oct 29, Jo rated it liked it Shelves: What a delightful find this was! I came across this in the bookstore, and I'll admit, the cover intrigued me, and really, it lead me to download it. What has thrilled me the most about this series, is that the main female character, Horo, is a cute little wolf God. She is that good, she can actually shift between forms, and when she is human, she still is left with the fangs, ears and a long tail.
Her very existence all depends on a sheaf of wheat.
I get the initial feeling that this story is a r What a delightful find this was! I get the initial feeling that this story is a romance, but kind of a slow burner. I'll certainly continue on with this series, just to see what becomes of sweet Horo. Jul 12, Mary rated it liked it Shelves: As such, it's very difficult for myself to care for them when I honestly want something with more substance.
Which is huge, considering I really want more light novels for women published here. His only companion is his deprecating thoughts and his horse, until he comes across the fabled Wolf Goddess of the Harvest.
Her name is Holo and she's grown tired of remaining in the wheat fields and longs to return home. More than anything, she's lonely and wants a friend.
The two immediately prove wit and sharp tongues upon meeting and soon revel in each others company. The book is heavy on economics which thankfully wasn't overdone. Like in the anime, the romance between Lawrence and Holo is a slow burn starting from friendship to admiration, to love and respect. Lawrence doesn't fit the mold for most light novel heroes.
He's not afraid to mention he admires Holo's beauty, but it's not done in an objectifying or disgusting manner like most do.
He respects her and admires her intelligence just as equally as her beauty and their banter is entertaining and reveals personality for the both of them. Holo herself is a great character, being intelligent, cunning, and quick to use her situations to her advantage. She's lonely and one of the few of her kind and fears those who cow to her simply for being a god. For being one requires respect and distance and she longs for a true companion. The manga unfortunately objectifies Holo to a sickening degree but the anime and light novel are very tasteful in its romance and doesn't rely on cheap fanservice.
Yenprss, I really want more light novels for women. I have both, but we as women deserve more books to read. We would love to read more! As such, I'd appreciate it if you would consider more carefully some titles for us, such as Sugar Apple Fairy Tale or something along those lines. Feb 13, Megan Lavey-Heaton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Who would think that a series centered around economics would be appealing?
Craft Lawrence is a traveling merchant in the Middle Ages in a land that is controlled by the Church and has done its best to squelch the pagan gods that were once worshipped. However, Lawrence comes face-to-face with one of these gods in the form of Horo - a wolf-god who just wants to return to her true home. The series features a fantastic chemistry between its leads and is very intelligent.
It's not a quick read despi Who would think that a series centered around economics would be appealing? It's not a quick read despite the fact that it's a light novel. You get the crash course in economics that many probably slept through in high school. It's a fun series, and the anime series is a great supplement to the novels. The first six episodes of the anime are adapted from this novel.
Oct 28, Chibineko rated it really liked it. I've been hearing a lot about this series, mostly from people who are saying that the series deserves more attention than it is currently getting. I also want to let people know that even though this is NOT a manga, it is worth downloading.
Once there, Lawrence is quickly sent on his way after he secures a bundle of wheat for sale. The town is in the middle of a festival where they worship their local deity Holo the wolf god in hopes of securing a good harvest next season- outsiders aren't welcome during this time. It is a better translation than some of the other books out there, so readers shouldn't be too disappointed.
I also have to give credit to the writers that he didn't turn Holo into an idiot, brat, weepy girl, or fanservice character. She's a bit arrogant, but that should be expected with a supernatural creature like her.
She's not only intelligent, but she is realistic. Would I recommend this to anyone interested in the series? May 24, Negar rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 07, Selena rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have to say, this was an amazing book. I'd heard that the book was better than the anime and manga renditions, so rather than check those out, I read this instead. Let me tell you, it was worth it. The book's a light novel that follows the story of Lawrence and Holo.
Simple as that. Holo is epic, my favorite character. She's tough, clever, and strong. Lawrence was pretty good too, but I definitely like the "Wolf" in Spice and Wolf. It was neither too long nor too short, the perfect length.
Feb 15, Sarah Hayes rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Review originally posted at Dangerously Cold Tea As someone who loves the anime Spice and Wolf - so much that it was on my top ten list of anime from the past decade - I had high expectations for the source material.
I was also very curious to see if there were any major changes from the transition from the written word to animation cel. What I found was a book that was complimented greatly by its anime version but also rose above it with its surprising moments of depth and detail.
The story cente Review originally posted at Dangerously Cold Tea As someone who loves the anime Spice and Wolf - so much that it was on my top ten list of anime from the past decade - I had high expectations for the source material.
Their first book of travels has them locking horns with a merchant company looking to con the naive Lawrence out of a profit with promises of a moneymaking scheme surrounding a drop in silver purity in Trenni coins.
When Lawrence realizes the thing is a scam, he reaches out to another company for help, but in the process Horo is kidnapped and held as ransom because of her being the goddess of the harvest and therefore an abomination against the Holy Church. Storywise, where can you go wrong? You've got elements of supernatural and dramatic action, not to mention a very interesting lesson on macro and microeconomics.
Lawrence is the audience's guide to the world within the series, a clearly old time European-based society in which the Church's word is law and merchants can make or break the market.
His lectures to Horo on things like silver purity in coins and bartering with a company that is situated in multiple towns is not only educational for her but for the audience. It is understanding these lectures that will make the story more enjoyable for the audience; you can't understand what is going on unless you understand how the coin system works.
Lawrence is also the straight man to Horo's magnificently magical self; his reactions to her hijinks and wolf tendencies reflect the audience's reactions to seeing Horo do what she does.
Lawrence is the Everyman who never expected to be paired up with a harvest god, someone who would never expect to be swindled until it almost happens. He's not naive so much as he is rather easy to trust, experienced but wanting to believe that all people are inherently good despite the efforts of those like Zheren to teach him otherwise. And then there is the character of Horo, parts haughty and demanding, lonely and afraid, feral and angry. As the self-proclaimed Wise Wolf of the series, she often spouts off little wise sayings at Lawrence, using her clever ways learned from living hundreds of years around merchants and farmers to help Lawrence in his trade - there is no better example than the scene in which Horo's crafty methods help to sell some furs at a higher price than Lawrence thought he'd sell for.
But she is also vulnerable despite the front she puts up at times: Horo is not ashamed of her wolf nature, but when she transforms, she often asks Lawrence to look away: That is what's so interesting about the relationship between Lawrence and Horo: Lawrence depends on Horo for her quick thinking and to keep him company during his travel - not to mention the contract between them that he take Horo to her homelands in the north.
Horo depends on Lawrence for keeping her grounded and amusing her, as well as being her transport, downloading her food and clothes there's a running tab, though and keeping her around with the pouch of grain. There is also an undeniable attraction between the two of them; they dance around it with their actions and words, but for better or for worse Holo and Lawrence are connected by this attraction, wherever it may take them.
Remember, Horo is a demon and a sinful thing in the eyes of the Church, whose influence could very well see to it that Lawrence loses his job due to his connections with the wolf girl. The fact that he puts his own life on the line for someone he barely knows and takes up space in his wagon says that he cares for her, despite their occasional back and forth sniping on the most trivial things like apples and wine.
Comparing the light novel to the anime, some changes and irregularities do pop up. Yarei, for example, is a character in the novel who is from Pasloe Village and is a good friend of Lawrence through his comings and goings through the small town. He is replaced in the anime by Chloe, a young woman who sees Lawrence as her mentor and has a crush on him.
The anime added an unnecessary romantic subplot for some reason; I would not be surprised if the herder later on in the anime does not exist in the novel or her attraction to Lawrence not as prominent in the original text. There is also the fact that actually taking the time to sit down and read the material makes Lawrence's lessons on microeconomics make more sense; in fact, a lot of things that happen in the anime are explained a lot better in the novel, especially the end of the silver purity arc.
That's not to say the light novel is anyway superior to the anime; they both have ways in which they are better than the other, but one version does not completely overshadow the other. People interested in the story should check both of them out as they greatly compliment each other - in fact, I would say that seeing the anime beforehand greatly enhanced my enjoyment of the original novel. All in all, this is a great introduction to the world of Horo and Lawrence and an entertaining mix of humor and excitement not to mention some great pages of art that highlight the more important scenes in the story.
Spice and Wolf is the kind of light novel if you are just getting interested in the world of anime and manga and need a sort of stepping stone between reading prose and reading manga.
I'd also recommend it to any fan of fantasy books that are both fun and educational. Feb 17, Caprice Rose rated it it was amazing. Picked this up from the shelf at Dymocks with a vague interest. It completely blew my mind - I am in love. Dec 15, Marty Preslar rated it it was amazing. A well written story with compelling characters. I would also suggest the anime version, which is very true to the book, with the exception of one character that is changed for the better, in my opinion The real strength of this story is the realistic development of the relationship between the two protagonists, despite the fact that one of them is a "harvest goddess" with ears and a tail.
This isn't one of your standard "magical girlfriend" stories where the characters are in love from the A well written story with compelling characters. This isn't one of your standard "magical girlfriend" stories where the characters are in love from the start.
Instead the relationship builds slowly and naturally over the course of the novels or episodes in the anime. It takes until the third novel 2nd season of the anime for Lawrence to realize that his feelings for Holo have gone beyond that of a traveling companion and business partner, and even then he is unsure of how to deal with it.
The battlefield aspect is only mentioned in passing, not shown. It is not a sword and sorcery adventure. Apr 14, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: Kraft Lawrence is a clever traveling merchant traveling a medieval countryside hoping to earn enough to realize his dream of owning his own shop.
His life gets significantly more complicated when he inadvertently gives a wolf goddess a lift away from the village she's been watching over for centuries. Wanting to go back to the land of her birth, Holo vows to help Lawrence in his trades in exchange for traveling with him. At the center of Spice and Wolf is a well developed journey with compelling Kraft Lawrence is a clever traveling merchant traveling a medieval countryside hoping to earn enough to realize his dream of owning his own shop.
At the center of Spice and Wolf is a well developed journey with compelling lead characters. The trading and economic aspects give it a unique feel and atmosphere. I had watched the anime before reading this and loved it. Unfortunately I feel the anime adaptation surprisingly surpassed the source material in this case.
The economic background can be dense and slow at times to the point of being a chore to read. The anime made a couple changes that added intensity to the story and took full advantage of music, visuals, etc to make the slower parts more compelling.
But the core of the story is the same and despite those minor criticisms, this really is a great read overall. Holo and Lawrence wonderful characters to travel along with.