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Ookami to Koushinryou (Novel)

Ookami to Koushinryou

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English: Spice & Wolf
Synonyms: Okami to Koshinryo, Spice and Wolf
Japanese: 狼と香辛料


Type: Novel
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 102
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 2006 to Jul 10, 2011
Authors: Isuna, Hasekura (Story), Ayakura, Juu (Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Bunko Magazine


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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?

(Source: Yen Press)

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Alternative version: Ookami to Koushinryou
Adaptation: Ookami to Koushinryou II, Ookami to Koushinryou II: Ookami to Kohakuiro no Yuuutsu, Ookami to Koushinryou


Lawrence, Kraft
Amarty, Fermi
Arendt, Norah

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Oct 26, 2011
Simplicity can sometimes produce the best results, and that is especially true for this light novel.

People who have heard of Spice and Wolf have probably seen the anime and may not even know it was based off a light novel or have not given thought to read the light novel from which the story originated. However, this novel is a very enjoyable read and can easily get people engrossed in the story.

When I first bought this novel I did it because I really wanted to know what happened next after the end of the anime series. I really enjoyed the series and the way read more
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Almost nothing is similar between these two except for the fact that both pairs of characters live in two different worlds and don't know each other that well, but as they face many trials and learn more about each other along the way, they come to grow close and develop a strong and happy relationship( Family wise in Usagi Drop)

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