Saturday, November 14, 2015
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.
This volume was definitely the one with the most romantic tension between Lawrence and Holo. In the beginning, we get to see how truly close these two have become. Their banter is delightful, and Lawrence shows that he's beginning to grow used to being in the presence of the wisewolf. At the same time, we can see that Holo still has something of a leg up on him. However, tensions rise and Lawrence and Holo are soon faced with a problem that's been on their mind for a while now, but was never put into words, because doing so would mean confronting that issue.
Despite how the ending was less than I'd been hoping for, I can't say that I'm dissatisfied. I still enjoyed most of this volume, and the drama throughout the rest of the book makes up for the lack of a strong end.