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SPICE AND WOLF (NOVEL) by Isuna Hasekura

Spice&Wolfv1_cover-prose 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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SPICE AND WOLF Volume 1
by Isuna Hasekura

December 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3104-8 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

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?

SPICE AND WOLF Volume 2
by Isuna Hasekura

June 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3106-2 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 288 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

Following his good fortune in Pazzio, Lawrence is confident that he is on the path to realizing his dream of becoming a town merchant. One ill-informed business decision, though, leaves him teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and ruin! With no assets to his name — other than the cunning of his fetching traveling companion, Holo the Wisewolf — Lawrence may need to resort to illicit means to put his affairs in order. With all of the merchant’s plans hinging on one beautiful young shepherdess — for whose vocation Holo holds no affection — Lawrence’s prospects, both personal and professional, are looking grim!

SPICE AND WOLF Volume 3
by Isuna Hasekura

December 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3107-9 | $10.99 ($12.50) | 256 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

Having narrowly escaped financial ruin, Lawrence turns his attention to helping Holo find her ancient homeland in the North. But how long can a traveling merchant afford to wander the countryside looking for a village that he suspects may have ceased to exist long ago? When a rival merchant sets his sights on Lawrence’s beautiful companion, though, can Lawrence truly be confident that Holo will remain by his side? Has the time come when Lawrence must ask himself whether his relationship with the Wisewolf is business or pleasure?

SPICE AND WOLF Volume 4
by Isuna Hasekura

June 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3108-6 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 256 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

Continuing their journey north, Lawrence and Holo stop in the village of Tereo in hopes of finding a local abbey where they might uncover more information regarding the fate of Holo’s ancient home, Yoitsu. Soon after their arrival, though, the companions are caught up in a local dispute between Tereo and the neighboring town of Enberch that could cost Lawrence and Holo both their fortunes and their lives! With the Wisewolf’s help, can Lawrence devise a way to save an entire town from ruin — and his skin and that of his traveling companion in the process?

SPICE AND WOLF Volume 5
by Isuna Hasekura

December 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3110-9 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

Arriving in the town of Lenos, Lawrence and Holo take a respite from their travels north — but a true businessman never rests! It isn’t long before an opportunity for profit presents itself to Lawrence, one that could fulfill his dreams of owning his own establishment. But as always, the promise of great reward carries great risk — and risk is never greater than when one plans to use a wisewolf as collateral! As Lawrence and Holo feel the ties binding them stretched thin, has the time come for the pair to go their separate ways?

SPICE AND WOLF Volume 6
by Isuna Hasekura

June 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3111-6 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

As Holo and Lawrence begin the final leg of their journey, Lawrence decides to accompany Holo to her ancient home of Yoitsu, if only to forestall their parting just a bit longer. Boarding a ship from the port of Lenos (much to the chagrin of the wisewolf, who is none too fond of water!), the pair’s fate becomes entangled with that of a boy named Col, whose tale of his circumstances — combined with the gossip of the sailors — leads to a shocking revelation about Holo’s homeland!

SPICE AND WOLF Volume 7
by Isuna Hasekura

December 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-22912-8 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

In a break from Lawrence and Holo’s ongoing adventures, author Isuna Hasekura presents “Side Colors,” a series of short vignettes focusing on the fans’ favorite characters.

SPICE AND WOLF (novel) volume 7
SPICE AND WOLF Volume 8
by Isuna Hasekura

April 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-24546-3 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

Hearing rumors of a “leg bone of the wolf” being used as an artifact of the Church to showcase its power, Lawrence and Holo head to the site to gather more information. Holo can’t just turn away from what might be a relic of her own kind, after all. Of course, upon arrival, the travelers find that the town is the center of a giant trade dispute! Seems that Col will be getting a lesson in microeconomics!

SPICE AND WOLF (novel) volume 8
SPICE AND WOLF Volume 9
by Isuna Hasekura

August 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-24548-7 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

The capture of a narwhal and the ensuing power struggle between the northern and southern districts of Kerube has Lawrence caught in the middle! Backed into a corner by his own trade guild, can the merchant find a way to extricate himself from this delicate situation? And what of the wolf bone from Holo’s pack? Can the Wisewolf of Yoitsu manage to keep her rage and frustration in check?

SPICE AND WOLF (novel) volume 9
SPICE AND WOLF Volume 10
by Isuna Hasekura

December 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-32236-2 | $12.00 ($13.00) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

After the turmoil in Kerube, Lawrence and his companions make for the Kingdom of Winfiel across the sea. Their destination is the great abbey of Brondel, said to hold the wolf bones they seek. Arriving in the kingdom, they hear tell that the abbey, normally prosperous due to its great wool trade, has fallen into a financial crisis. Worse, the most powerful economic force in the world-the Ruvik Alliance-is entering the kingdom with its eye upon the abbey’s land holdings…

SPICE AND WOLF (novel) volume 10
SPICE AND WOLF Volume 11
by Isuna Hasekura

April 2014| ISBN: 978-0-316-32427-4 | $12.00 ($13.00) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

As with the first Side Colors volume, Side Colors II departs once more from Lawrence and Holo’s travels north, taking the reader off the beaten path to explore three exquisite side stories. Remember, it’s not so much about the destination, as it is the journey…

SPICE AND WOLF (novel) volume
SPICE AND WOLF Volume 12
by Isuna Hasekura

August 2014| ISBN: 978-0-316-32432-8 | $12.00 ($13.00) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

To obtain a map of the northlands, Lawrence and company leave the Kingdom of Winfiel and return to Kerube. But instead of the silversmith they seek, they cross paths with a beautiful girl named Fran, who offers to draw them their map. However, Fran’s map comes with a price-in exchange, the party must travel with her to a village where an angel is said to have alighted and discover the truth behind the legend. But what of the rumor that a witch lives in that very same village…?

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SPICE AND WOLF Volume 13
by Isuna Hasekura

Coming November 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-33661-1 | $13.00 ($14.00) | 240 pages | 5.5”x 8.25″

After smuggling gold into the Church city of Ruvinheigen with Lawrence and Holo, Norah abandoned her life as a shepherdess and set out on a journey with her loyal hound, Enek. In order to make her dream of becoming a seamstress a reality, she heads for the town of Kuskov, which is rumored to be experiencing a labor shortage. After rescuing a priest from attack en route, Norah discovers that his destination is the same as hers. However, the priest speaks not of a simple dearth of laborers-according to him, Kuskov’s population is waning from a plague! Norah’s story continues in “The Shepherd and the Black Knight”! Three more new anecdotes about Lawrence and Holo’s travels round out this third collection of Spice & Wolf shorts!

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