Spice & Wolf, Vol. 08: The Town of Strife I
I've always found that the problem with light novels and other sorts of continuous publications that are spaced out is that the authors feel a need to perpetually recap a large number of facts that we all already know. Recapping to a certain point is acceptable and even welcome at times but some of it is just outright annoying. This is volume 8, I know that Holo was worshipped as a harvest goddess and that she was called the Wisewolf. There's no need to repeat that at this ...more
As always, I enjoy the characters, world and language.
As always, some of it went completely over my head, but I still find myself sucked into this story and world and want to know how it ends.
In previous volumes, I was able to ...more
Volume 7 was a set of short side stories, so volume 8 picks up from volume 6 and continues the ...more
The writer's block did seem to show through at the beginning of the book, even through the translation to English. It was a bit rougher than his usual storytelling, and it ...more
This volume talked about how they escaped the hands of the christian cities with the help of the merchant trade line. Now the pagan god is even closer to her destination of reaching her homeland in the north.
Holo, Lawrence, and Col as they pursue rumors of ancient wolf bones and re-encounter Eve, the cunning merchant who betrayed Lawrence in Lenos. This arc is less about trade and more about intrigue in a politically and religiously divided town so you ...more
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!