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!
Isuna Hasekura's debut novel, SPICE AND WOLF, earned the Silver Prize in the 2005 Dengeki Novel Prize with the series going on to total seventeen novels and both manga and anime adaptations.