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Spice & Wolf, Vol. 05

(狼と香辛料 / Spice & Wolf: Light Novel #5)

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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 ...more
Paperback, Novel, 250 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Yen Press (first published August 10th 2007)
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Kenchiin
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: light-novel
This volume took drama to a different level.
Anniken Haga
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, fantasy
Me while reading this book!

Hoping stuff I've been hoping for will hap - What? Oh, H*ll to the no!
No. No! NO!
Yeah, you be a stupid fool, you fool!
Awwww!
This sucks...
Crap. Crap! CRAP!
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssss!

So yeah, gotta start on book 6 as soon as I can...
Chad
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This volume spent a fair bit of time setting things up for the climax with no significant hints of what was to come, and the result was very little action or economic drama until rather closer to the end than one might expect after reading the preceding four volumes. Surprisingly, this did not in any way detract from the quality of the tale, because this freed the author to spend much more time than usual focusing on the biggest strength of the series: character development.

The evolving
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Nicholas Alexander
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Spice & Wolf is a challenging series at times for me. There are difficult moments where I feel bogged down by the economics, the manipulative but playful mind games that Holo and Lawrence play, or just the rather sterile translation that makes already complicated interactions needlessly hard to follow. But despite the hurdles, or the long times it takes me to finish the books, I always reach to the emotional payoffs and am reminded of what it is I love so much about this series.

Being the
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Danvic Aguilar
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spice-and-wolf
I praise Isuna Hasekura for this novel...

The drama on this volume surpasses the previous arcs so far...
This volume follows our beautiful couple after the events on Tereo to the walled city of Lenos which focus on fur and lumber trades, as they search for more information about Holo's homeland they encounter a mysterious merchant that offers an audience to a man named Rigolo who's also the chronicler they are looking for. But there is more to it than that. As Lawrence wander the city he learned
...more
Robert R.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Actually looking forward to re-reading this at some point.

Despite the translation being a bit awkward at times (including a poor word choice at the very end which was never corrected) the overall flow of the dialog between Lawrence and Holo is excellent. There are also some really deep topics covered as Holo and Lawrence become more open with each other.

The changes in tone and in Lawrence's understanding speak to the continued deepening of the relationship. The nature of (near) immortality and
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Trace
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I thought the book slow at first. A bit too slow for my liking. It has been a long while since I started my journey, surely a lot longer than than the some odd months that led Holo and Lawrence to the town of Lenos.

I started and stopped a few times, always finishing the first chapter, never letting the beginning of the narrative grip me. This time, with the encouragement of a dear friend, I never stopped.

I am glad I didn't, this is surely the best volume so far.

As I write this, my emotions are
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Ricardo Matos
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: light-novels
After a weak book 4, book 5 is as great as books 1 and 3. Some of the difficult nuances of Lawrence and Holo's relationship takes centre stage on this book. Won't spoil which ones, as Lawrence is slow to pick it up in the book (as he always is) :)
Anyway, after book 4 I was fearing the story's pace would slow down to an excruciating "find one clue to Holo's hometown per book ". Fortunately, it doesn't seem that way. Really looking forward to book 6. I know there are quite a few books in this
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Steve
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
And now I am caught up to the end of the Anime, let's see where this goes...
Karla Schneider
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Usually the heartbreak in this series sets you on a path to believe that everything will workout in the end so it's all worth it. But this book lead to some real tension and hopelessness.
Danielle Mercado
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love the Spice and Wolf series
Shawn McLain
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highly enjoyable. Enjoyed the banter and intrigue.
Patty Soto
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love the characters, their personality and their spicy adventures.
Brandon Varnell
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: light-novels


Before I begin this review, can I just say, "Oh, my god! Oh. My. God! OH MY GOD!" There, now that we've gotten this out of the way, I can tell you all that volume 5 of Spice and Wolf was unbelievable. Amazing. Incredible! At least until the end, where the author must have suffered a brain fart.



After arriving in the town of Lenos, Lawrence and Holo take a respite from their travels, but an unprecedented opportunity for Lawrence presents itself. However, the bigger the opportunity, the bigger the
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S.Q. Eries
Feb 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: light-novel
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Phoebe Downes
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you are on the fifth volume, then you already know holo and Lawrence. both characters continue to play of each other in this volume, but this time the stench of the inevitable ending hangs in the air. Lawrence is given an opportunity to reach his dreams but also knows the cost would mean parting with Holo. how it ends, I will let you read, but I was happy to see the teasing fun continue throughout the novel. of course, you want them to do something and put more effort in romance, but a true ...more
Kevin
Aug 28, 2014 rated it liked it

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

...more
myinon
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was probably my favorite volume of the series so far. Up until this point there had been action, plotting and scheming, and economics along with some drama. But this volume, ... it takes the drama to a whole new level. The end for me was pretty incredible and makes me want to root for Lawrence's success even more, both financially and romantically.
Emily
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As they near Holo's destination, Holo and Lawrence's relationship seems destined to end, and neither of them are looking forward to its conclusion. When Lawrence is approached with a potential opportunity that promises to secure his future and fulfill his dreams, Holo is willing to help him. But nothing is ever simple in the life of a merchant. Ends on a bit of a cliffhanger.
Mallou14
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Bref, Spice & Wolf tome cinq fut une chouette lecture. On a enfin eu la conclusion à l’histoire de Kerube dans la première partie et dans la seconde, on a été plongé dans le mythe du mouton d’or qui m’a plutôt bien plue. J’ai hâte de découvrir la suite des aventures de ces trois compagnons !"

Avis complet : https://thenotebook14.wordpress.com/2...
Sarah
Dec 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love this series. It just gets better and better with each installment. And despite the focus on economics, it really can be an engaging read at times. Especially when Lawrence and Horo banter back and forth.
Kyle
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Good plot, a good new character in Eve, and interesting dialogue that I have come to expect.
Kate
Well drawn but the story is lacking for me. It might just be the translation I'm reading. The dialogue seems off.
Eldon Siemens
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
finished where the anime left off, can't wait to see what comes next!
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