Spice & Wolf, Vol. 11: Side Colors II by Isuna HasekuraAlright ill be the bad guy and rate it 1 star. By volume 11, only fans on the series will be reading this volume, so its easy to get buffed reviews (a side story book getting an average of over 4.0 must mean its a great side story book right?!?)
The first story is uninteresting and makes no sense, as Lawrence is all giddy trying to be top merchant for a settlement when he knows hell not be doubling back there any time soon.
The second is a dialogue... author refers to how proud she is of it in the afterword... but totally not a short story at all.
The third, even if well written and kind of interesting is extremely predictable and Eve goes full Darth Vader joining the sark side in an unnatural way. The character doesnt work for me... shed been through a lot and seems to bear no scars and by the end of 70 pages shes gone full evil. Nah, it needed a better setup and a different starting point in my opinion.
Its a pleasant read, but if you skipped this one altogether nothing would feel lost!
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Spice and Wolf, Vol. 11 (light novel) : Side Colors II
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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
The series follows a traveling merchant, Kraft Lawrence, who peddles various goods from town to town to make a living in a stylized historical setting with European influences. Lawrence and Holo start traveling together, and as they travel, her wisdom helps increase his profits, but at the same time, her true nature draws unwanted attention from the church. Yen Press licensed the light novels in September for distribution in English. The tagline for the novels is "Merchant meats spicy wolf. The author of the novels has commented that what "meats" in the tagline really means is kept a secret, alluding to a possible intentional misspelling of "meets".