Spice & Wolf, Vol. 05
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!
Crap. Crap! CRAP!
So yeah, gotta start on book 6 as soon as I can...
The evolving ...more
Being the ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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