Spice and Wolf : Novel Vol. 1, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, Integrated: 190, b/w drawings
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9780759531048



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The light novel version, of Spice and Wolf. I greatly enjoy this series.

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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 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.

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I wanted to report that this book is now printed with the remade (photographic) art on a removable slipcover and features the original Japanese artwork under. I do, however, not know whether or not some online retailers might still have the old print (although the new print with the original art still says "First Edition").The remade artwork and all problems with acquiring the slipcover with the original art was the only thing holding me back from buying this book. Now I can finally have it in my collection. With the slipcover removed, of course.

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