KDL Recommends > Staff Picks > September 2012
Spice and Wolf, Vol. 1 (manga)
Title: Spice and Wolf, Vol. 1 (manga)
Author: Keito Koume
These are not your typical graphic novels in the way that they are informative about the laws of economics. Interesting reads!
-Emily at KDL’s Cascade branch
With his carthorse as his only companion, the young merchant Kraft Lawrence slowly wends his way through dusty back roads in search of profitable trade. But this monotony screeches to a halt when, one night, he encounters a harvest goddess in the guise of a beautiful young girl . . . with wolf ears and a tail! Longing for the northern lands of her birth, Holo the Wisewolf joins Lawrence as he follows the ebb and flow of trade through the countryside. And when the two come across a compelling but suspicious opportunity for profit, will Lawrence with his mercantile chops and Holo with her ancient instincts be able to separate the truth from the lies – and make some coin while they’re at it?!
This manga adaptation of Isuna Hasekura’s acclaimed Spice and Wolf novel series, also available from Yen Press, is an investment that promises the greatest of entertainment returns!