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This page lists all currently released or announced volumes of the light novel series Spice and Wolf and its successor Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf, both written by Isuna Hasekura with accompanying illustrations drawn by Jū Ayakura.
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|Volume||Japanese Release||English Release||Description|
|February 10, 2006||December 13, 2009||
Lawrence meets Holo in the town of Pasloe. Holo feels that the townspeople of Pasloe have rejected her and convinces Lawrence to take her back to her home in the north, Yoitsu. As they begin their travels together, Lawrence hears of a potentially profitable currency speculation deal, but soon Lawrence and Holo get in well over their heads, and Lawrence has to decide if profit is worth sacrificing his newfound companion.
|2||June 10, 2006||June 15, 2010||Lawrence, with Holo's help, has made a good deal in Poroson to transport a load of armor to Ruvinheigen on margin. On arriving in Ruvinheigen he discovers that the value of the armor has plunged, leaving him heavily in debt. He and Holo recruit shepherd Norah Arendt to assist them in a desperate scheme to save Lawrence from bankruptcy. Lawrence, Holo, and Norah soon learn, however, that some business partners cannot be trusted.|
|3||October 10, 2006||December 21, 2010||Lawrence and Holo continue their journey to Holo's home - which Lawrence has heard was destroyed centuries ago, though he has hidden it from her thus far. In Kumersun, local merchant Fermi Amarti falls for Holo and forces on Lawrence a dagger-contract; he will pay Holo's (supposed) debt to Lawrence, free her, and propose marriage to her. Then, to make matters worse, Holo learns about Yoitsu's destruction, and distraught, lashes out at Lawrence, threatening to leave him for Amarti. Lawrence hastily develops a plan to prevent Amarti from fulfilling the contract, hopefully preventing Holo from leaving him for good.|
|4||February 10, 2007||June 28, 2011||Lawrence and Holo stop in the village of Tereo, hoping to learn more about the fate of Yoitsu and Holo's friends. As they near Holo's home - their ultimate destination - they must face some uncomfortable questions about their future together and what will happen between them after they reach Yoitsu. During their stay in Tereo, they become entangled in a dispute between it and a neighboring town. Lawrence and Holo use their unique talents in an attempt to rescue themselves and the town from financial ruin - or worse.|
|5||August 10, 2007||December 13, 2011||Holo and Lawrence reach Lenos, where they sense that something is amiss. Lawrence's merchant curiosity soon gets the better of him, much to Holo's dismay, and he is presented with an incredible opportunity by a mysterious fellow merchant named Eve Boland - one that could easily make his dream of owning his own shop come true, though it forces him to weigh his dream against his feelings for Holo. Meanwhile, Holo reveals one of her greatest fears to Lawrence, and wonders if it is time for them to end their journey together.|
|6||December 10, 2007||June 26, 2012||Lawrence and Holo set off by boat in pursuit of Eve, who has pressed on with her scheme despite Lawrence withdrawing his support. During the trip, the two deal with the changes in their relationship brought about by Lawrence's confession of love to Holo at the end of the previous volume. While at a river checkpoint, Lawrence and Holo rescue a young boy from the north named Tote Col and take him under their care, the three of them increasingly resembling a family. As they talk with Col and the other travelers they meet along the way, they learn more about what has become of Yoitsu and Holo's ancestors.|
|February 10, 2008||December 11, 2012||
A detour of the original storyline which presents several stories about the main characters in the series. One of the stories is about Holo hundreds of years ago before she arrives in Pasloe.
|8 (Town of Strife I)||May 10, 2008||April 23, 2013||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!|
|9 (Town of Strife II)||September 10, 2008||August 20, 2013||The capture of a narwhal and the ensuing power struggle between the norther and southern districts in 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?|
|10||February 10, 2009||December 17, 2013||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...|
|11 (Side Colors II)||May 10, 2009||April 22, 2014||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...|
|12||August 10, 2009||August 26, 2014||To obtain a map of the northlands, Lawrence and company leave the Kingdom of Winfiel and return to Kerube. While searching out a silversmith of notorious reputation, they are introduced to the beautiful Fran Vonely, who offers to provide what they seek. 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 a rumor that a witch lives in the very same village...?|
|13 (Side Colors III)||November 10, 2009||December 16, 2014||This collection of short stories from the world of Spice & Wolf features three new vignettes from Lawrence and Holo's journeys, as well as a novella that follows Norah the shepherdess and her faithful sheepdog, Enek, as they put the city of Ruvinheigen behind them and try to forge a new path for themselves...|
|14||February 10, 2010||April 21, 2015||Thanks to the silversmith Fran, Lawrence now has a map of the North. But Lawrence's gladness at the thought of finally being able to take Holo back to her home is short-lived, as upon revisiting Lenos he is embroiled in the strife surrounding a forbidden text. It is said that this mysterious book contains details of methods that threaten the land of Yoitsu itself. But in trying to get his hands on the book, Lawrence, who must return to the marketplace, finds himself running out of time to head for Yoitsu with Holo...Pressed into making a decision he may ultimately come to regret, which option will Lawrence choose?!|
|15 (The Coin of the Sun I)||September 10, 2010||August 25, 2015||The Myuri mercenary band - a troop named for one of Holo's old comrades. In order to find them, Lawrence and Holo make for Lesko, a town dominated by the copper-trading Debau Company. Rumors of the Debau Company's schemes to both open more mines and seize control of the northern lands swirl, along with rumors that they're concentrating military power in the town in preparation. But when Lawrence and Holo arrive in Lesko, they discover a surprisingly cheerful and peaceful place. What is really happening? Find out as the final act of Holo the Wisewolf and Lawrence the traveling merchant's long journey draws close to its end!|
|16 (The Coin of the Sun II)||February 10, 2011||December 15, 2015||The introduction of a new currency in the town of Lesko has filled Lawrence with boundless optimism, but his dreams come to a sudden and harsh end when two men from the Debau Company present him with a grim token - Col's traveling bag. With his young friend's safety threatened and the stability of the town suddenly in doubt, Lawrence's plans to open a shop are dashed. Separated from Holo yet again, he finds himself a forced participant in a desperate scheme to reclaim the Debau Company from the nobility who now control it. But when mercenary armies clash in the mountains, what will become of Lawrence and Holo? For good or ill, the finale of their tale is at hand!|
|July 10, 2011||April 19, 2016||Several years have passed since the incidents surrounding the Coin of the Sun. Having received a letter from Holo, Norah the former shepherdess and Eve the merchant woman travel north - and on the way, they end up in the same wagon as Diana the alchemist! Were Lawrence and Holo able to find happiness for themselves? In addition to an epilogue covering the days immediately after the events of Volume 16, this final book in the Spice and Wolf series includes three new short stories!|
|18 (Spring Log)||September 10, 2016||June 20, 2017||At the end of Holo and Lawrence's long journey, they arrived at the hot spring town of Nyohhira. Lawrence ended his traveling merchant life, chose to live his life with Holo there, and started his business of running a bathhouse named Spice and Wolf. Ten years later, though every day is hectic, he is living his peaceful days with his loving wife Holo and his daughter Myuri. At this bathhouse filled with happiness and laughter, how will the story be spun?|
|19 (Spring Log II)||May 10, 2017||March 27, 2018||Blissful days continue for the ex-merchant and the wolf as they pass the days together in their mountain home. Ever since Col and Myuri set off on a journey of their own, the bathhouse has been a little shorthanded, so a new hire was brought on. But this newcomer is a wolf just like Holo, and the problems with her joining the staff seem endless...|
|20 (Spring Log III)||February 10, 2018||March 27, 2018||After a short lively summer packed with work and guests, the bathhouse Spice and Wolf greets the momentary calm that is autumn. The unusually enthusiastic Holo and an exasperated Lawrence hope to have their fill of what the mountain-bound Nyohhira has to offer. After a short stroll one day, the two head back to the bathhouse with a basketful of treats, only to find a crowd of people at the entrance. Though they weren't expecting anyone, Holo's nose picks up the scent of animals coming from the visitors...Soon, the reason for these sudden out-of-season guests to Spice and Wolf becomes clear!|
|21 (Spring Log IV)||January 10, 2019||December 17, 2019||Overcome with worry over his runaway daughter, Myuri, Lawrence has set off on a journey with his wife Holo for the first time in over a decade! With the wagon heavily laden with supplies and emotion, they plod away from their home, the Spice and Wolf bathhouse...only to immediately find rumors about "Saint Myuri"?!?|
|Volume||Japanese Release||English Release||Description|
|1||September 10, 2016||November 28, 2017||The young man Col dreams of one day joining the holy clergy and departs on a journey from the bathhouse "The Spice and Wolf Inn," owned by his savior, Lawrence. The Winfiel Kingdom's heir has invited him to help correct the sins of the Church. But as his travels begin, Col discovers in his luggage a young girl with a wolf's ears and tail named Myuri who stowed away for the ride!
In the past, Col had accompanied the Wisewolf Holo and the traveling merchant Lawrence on their own wanderings, eventually growing up alongside their daughter, Myuri, as siblings. But as Col prepared to set off, Myuri opposed his departure, and so she secretly ran away from home to join him!
This is the story of Wolf and Parchment and the pair's travels that will someday change the world!
|2||March 10, 2017||May 8, 2018||The young man Col and the daughter of the Wisewolf, Myuri, survived the scripture riots in the port town of Atiph. Col spends intense days being pined for after Myuri tells him about her love.
Meanwhile, Heir Hyland commissions them for another job. In the coming war with the Church's forces, control over the strait between the Kingdom of Winfiel and the mainland will play a crucial role. While Myuri is excited for a new adventure, Col cannot hide his unease after hearing about potential heresy among certain pirates for their faith in the "Black-Mother"!
|3||September 8, 2017||October 30, 2018||Encountering a storm on their return from the pirate islands, Col and Myuri are forced to dock at Desarev, one of Winfiel Kingdom's major ports. Though a lively enough town, priests are in short supply thanks to an imminent war with the Church, hence Col's sudden designation as "The Twilight Cardinal," savior of the people! And as if a city's worth of religious problems isn't enough to deal with, suddenly Myuri is demanding to be Col's bride?!
Meanwhile, a wool merchant named Ilenia approaches the "couple," confiding that she's the embodiment of a sheep, before asking for their aid with some secret agenda she has cooked up...Though unsure just what to make of this sheep in merchant's clothing, Col and Myuri can't ignore her once she mentions the Moon-Hunting Bear.
|4||March 9, 2019||November 19, 2019||In Rausbourne, second greatest port city of the Winfiel Kingdom, Myuri and Col have run into heavily-armed trouble once again. It seems that Col's reputation and deeds at the Twilight Cardinal have worsened the hostility surrounding the Winfiel Kingdom and the Church. If nothing is done, there is no doubt that hard fighting will break out. Right when it seems like they've run out of options, the one to offer them a chance to turn things around is none other than Lawrence's old acquaintance, Abe the beautiful trader! But will it be enough to stop the drums of war?|